Ex-Hog commit Perry lands in SEC
It didn’t take former Arkansas basketball commit Reggie Perry long to find a new home. And it’s in the same conference.
The 6-10, 225-pound Perry — a five-star prospect per ESPN. com — announced Monday he had pledged to Mississippi State, where his father, Al, played college basketball.
He cited following in his father’s footsteps as one of the main factors in his decision.
Perry, one of five Arkansas Hawks 17-and-under teammates who was committed to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, decommitted from the Razorbacks on July 5th with his mom saying the decision was related to his father’s health.
“Unfortunately, due to his father’s health, he made the very tough decision to decommit from Arkansas this evening with Coach A,” said Kimberli Perry, Reggie’s mother. “This is a decision that he has been wrestling with for some time now. He is saddened by letting the Arkansas fans down, however [he] felt this was the best decision for himself and our family.”
His father, Al Perry, played point guard for Mississippi State from 1974-1978 and led the SEC in assists in 1975 and 1976. He was an assistant coach for 18 years at Murray State, Indiana State, Niagara and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, among others.