Perkins to be inducted into SWOCC Hall of Fame

May 23, 2014

Doron Perkins BasketballDoron Perkins of Anchorage has played basketball all over the world, but it all started at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

The 29-year-old is currently playing professionally in Turkey.

He wasn’t always living the high life. He broke his leg as a senior at Bartlett High and most college teams abandoned him.

Not SWOCC, though.

Perkins rewarded the school by becoming one of its greatest players.

He averaged 23.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and a school record 5.9 assists per game during his two years at Southwestern. As a sophomore he finished second in the NWAACC in scoring and assists with averages of 25 points and 6.5 assists per game, scoring a career high 49 points and recording three triple doubles.

Perkins is still one of only two SWOCC players to be named Southern Region MVP in both their freshmen and sophomore years.

He continued his college career at Santa Clara University. Since then he has played professionally for the past nine years, making stops in Japan, Germany, Belgium, Israel, China, Greece and Turkey.

Last year, he helped Olympiacos of Greece win the Euroleage championship.

Perkins will be inducted into the SWOCC Hall of Fame during a May 29 ceremony in Coos Bay, Ore.