Perkins suits up for 13th pro season, this time in South Korea

August 18, 2017

Doron Perkins basketball

Doron Perkins

Doron Perkins of Anchorage isn’t finished playing basketball.

The 34-year-old signed up for his 13th professional season after agreeing to terms with the Goyang Orions of the Korean Basketball League.

South Korea will be the 12th country where he has played pro ball, joining Iran, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, China, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Israel and Italy.

Have passport, will travel.

Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, played last season with Iran’s Naft Abadan and averaged 12.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2 steals in 29 games.

The 6-foot-3 guard led the team to the Iranian Super League finals and was named second team all-conference.

Even at 34, Perkins remains an effective point guard on both sides of the ball. He is a superior perimeter defender and rebounds the ball exceptional for a player his size.

The former Santa Clara University standout is one of the greatest players from Alaska and one of the most decorated overseas.

His 55 Euroleague appearances are third most among Alaskans, trailing only Brad Oleson of North Pole and Trajan Langdon of Anchorage.

Perkins won a Euroleague championship in 2013 with Greek power Olympiacos and was named league MVP in Japan in 2006 and Israel in 2009.