Mississippi State Bulldogs freshman Reggie Perry had himself a game in the team’s victory over the McNeese Cowboys on Tuesday night. In only 18 minutes of action, he scored 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
In turn, head coach Ben Howland is ecstatic with the growth of his 6-foot-10 youngster.
“He’s really going to be a good player,” Howland said, via The AP. “He’s getting better right before our eyes. I’m so excited about his growth as a player.”
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were able to put away the McNeese Cowboys, 90-77, on Tuesday. Nevertheless, the bigger takeaway from the game might be the real-time development of Reggie Perry.
On the season, the Thomasville product is averaging 7.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Those numbers might not seem crazy, but put into the context of him only playing 18.5 minutes per game, there’s reason to believe he can be a force to be reckoned with later in the season.
Coming out of high school, Perry was a four-star recruit, with most reputable recruiting service websites believing he was one of the 30 (or so) best players in the entire 2018 recruiting class.
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