Mississippi State coach Ben Howland weighs in on Reggie Perry's decision to declare for 2020 NBA Draft
Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry declared for the 2020 NBA Draft on Sunday. It is unclear whether he’ll hire an agent or not, so we’ll see if he stays in the draft or returns to school.
As a do-it-all forward, though, he might find himself as a first-round pick in the coming draft.
On Monday, Mississippi State coach Ben Howland weighed in on Perry’s decision, saying his happy for the SEC Co-Player of the Year (via 247Sports):
I am really excited for Reggie. Reggie had a great season and two years with us. Obviously, he was an outstanding player. His freshman year he ended up being on the All-Freshman team and helped us get to the (NCAA) Tournament for the first time in a decade. I thought he was going to get us there for the second year in a row before our season got cut short. He was AP Co-Player of the Year in our conference, first-team all-league by the coaches, the Bailey Howell award winner. He got about every honor he could get and ultimately, he is going to be an NBA player and I have no doubt about it. He has the skill package to go with his great understanding of the game. His basketball IQ combined with his skill package and size and strength, he is a young kid and has a bright future. We will be pulling for him now to do great things at the next level.
Where will Perry go in the draft? We’ll find out in June.