Mississippi State Lands 2018 Forward Reggie Perry

Reggie Perry, the 6-foot-9 small forward from Thomasville (GA) High School, committed to Mississippi State on Monday, he announced in a video via FanRag Sports. Perry recently decommitted from Arkansas due to “personal health issues” with his father.

“After much prayer, thought, and discussion with my family, I’ve decided to commit to playing my college career with Mississippi State University,” said Perry in the video. “I believe that Coach [Ben] Howland and the staff can help me achieve my goals as a student athlete and becoming a pro. My family can attend my games, support me, and I get to continue my father’s legacy by wearing a Bulldog uniform.”

Perry’s father, Al Perry played point guard for the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the late 70’s. “It was about the coaching staff and I wanted to continue my dad’s legacy there,” Perry told 247Sports. “That was a big factor for me.”

Perry chose Mississippi State over schools such as Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kansas State, Miami, and New Mexico State, among others. He had also begun to receive interest from blue-blood programs such as Kansas and Kentucky.

According to 247Sports, Perry is ranked as the No. 15 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 1 player from the state of Georgia. He is the first commit in the Bulldog’s 2018 class, already giving them a top-20 recruiting class.

Playing with the Arkansas Hawks on the Adidas Gauntlett this summer, Perry has averaged 17 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game, in eight games played. He has helped lead the Hawks to a 7-8 record on the circuit.

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