Perkins out of Euroleague playoffs (Basketball)
Doron Perkins of Anchorage wrapped up his first season in the Euroleague today after his Israeli pro team Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv was eliminated from the super league playoffs.
Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, made a name for himself this year thanks to his do-everything skills that made him a triple-double threat. He would be a legitimate candidate for the Euroleague’s Sixth Man Award if one existed.
Today he bagged 14 points and eight rebounds in just 20 minutes during a 76-67 Game 4 loss to Serbian power Partizan Belgrade, which won the best-of-5 series 3 to 1.
Perkins made 3 of 4 field goals and 7 of 8 free throws; not bad considering he came in shooting at a 64-percent clip from the foul line.
The 6-foot-2 Alaskan guard averaged 9.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game, although those numbers are misleading in terms of his triple-double potetial because he averaged only 21 minutes, barely half the game.
There were a few nights this season, including an exhibition game against the Los Angeles Clippers, when Perkins posted double digits in points, rebounds and assists and he was close several times in the Euroleague playoffs with lots of sevens, eights and nines.
Perkins, who turns 28 on May 6, is in his fourth season of professional basketball after a standout career at Santa Clara University. In addition to Israel he’s played in Japan and Belgium.