The big developmental jump for Perkins came in the 2021-22 season when he was named the team’s Most Improved Player. He averaged 7.4 points a game that season and 1.6 assists while shooting 44.6% from the field. His production jumped last season, but that coincided with 10 additional minutes of playing time a game.
Perkins is what he is, and that’s not a slight. He’s a reliable veteran point guard, capable of operating Fran McCaffery’s fast-paced offense while only turning the ball over 1.5 times a game.
In 28.4 minutes, Perkins scores 13.9 points with 4.2 assists and even 1.7 steals on the other end. He’s rock-steady, but over the past two seasons have been capable of taking over a game and scoring 20-30 points on a given night. He just can’t do it consistently and that separates him from the other point guards on this list.