Bobby Perry, a 6-7, 215-pound forward from Hillsdale High School in Durham, North Carolina, told us he is likely to stay in the southern part of the United States when he attends college in 2003-2004. Perry, who averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds per game last season as a junior, indicated to us that he will take a visit to Kentucky the weekend of May 19th.
"I am also considering Wake Forest, Stanford, South Carolina and Connecticut," Perry said. "But South Carolina just got involved and Connecticut might be too far for me."
Perry said he likes Kentucky because they have a traditionally rich program. "They have a great coach too," Perry said. "It's a great place to play college basketball."
Perry also praised Wake Forest. "I like coach (Skip) Prosser," Perry said. "I like his style of play. Coach Prosser is a great person."
Perry said Stanford might also be too far away. "It's about two to three thousand miles away," Perry said. "I am not sure about going that far to school."
Perry told us he is in the process of finding out about South Carolina. "I really don't know much about the program," Perry said. "But I am reading their programs and the letters they send to me. I want to learn more about the school and the basketball program."
Perry said he is unsure when he might make a decision. "But I know I want to study business in college," Perry said. "Academics are important to me. I don't know what area of business I want to go in. But I know I want to be involved in it somehow."
Perry said Kentucky has impressed him the most. "They have worked me pretty hard," Perry said. "I like Kentucky a lot. My family can see me play at Kentucky too. But I am also going to look at the other schools. I like Wake Forest too and I am just learning about South Carolina. This is where I am right now in my process."