Al Perry said his son, Reggie, was intrigued by the NBA players Ben Howland has coached.
The latest five-star prospect to commit to Mississippi State under Ben Howland is set to fill a significant need in the future.
Reggie Perry, a five-star forward from Thomasville, Georgia, committed to the Bulldogs Monday. He’s rated as the No. 15 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings.
His father, Al, who played at Mississippi State in the mid-1970s, explained his son’s decision to The Clarion-Ledger.
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Al envisions Reggie, who is 6-foot-9 and 200 pounds, as a “stretch-four” or a power forward who can space the floor with his shooting ability and ball handling skills.
“Coach (Howland) allowing his stretch-fours to handle the basketball, setting four or five screens for (them) and create some mismatches,” Al said. “It’s something we looked at, not stifling Reggie’s game.
“Coach’s style allows him to show his versatility on both ends of the court.”
Per Al, Howland also emphasized how aggressive Reggie needs to be on defense, which was something that appealed to the family.
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Source:: Usatoday – Sports