Prospect Spotlight: Josh Perkins (2018)

High School

Posted On: 01/5/18 12:00 PM

The 2017-2018 season is showing us that there are many talented post players in Michigan.  Ypsilanti High School’s Josh Perkins has been one of the best early season post performers in southeast Michigan.  The 6-7 senior forward/center has been often, dominant in the paint.

Josh Perkins has proven himself and his game so far this season.  He is strong and he knows it’s an advantage.  He uses his strength to establish position on the block, then uses his size to shield off defenders.  Perkins makes the entry pass easy for his point guard.  He plays well with his back to basket and can score by using post moves or simply backing his defender to the bucket.   Perkins has solid footwork on both ends of the floor, which further enhances his strength on the glass.

Josh Perkins continuously works to improve his game.  “I worked on my weak points, and worked to improve them on and off the court,” said Perkins.  He has become notorious for his desire and ability to scout and study opponents in order to gain an upperhand.  Perkins is currently improving his shooting, which will make him a matchup nightmare for opponents.

Josh Perkins has a bright future ahead of him, both on the court and off.  He wants to take the game of basketball as far as he can and envisions himself playing professionally and owning a team after he retires.  Perkins is focused on academics as well.  He wants to graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine.

Josh Perkins has a lot to offer a college basketball program.  He will provide a team with a young leader from the day he arrives on campus.  His elite rebounding will transfer to the next level.  Perkins can bring a coach a double-double performer and a strong defensive presence.

With Ypsilanti’s Coach Brooks and his brother Nick in his corner, Josh Perkins has began a breakout season in 2017-2018.  As he continues to perform at a high level his recruitment will build momentum.  Coaches will want to contact him now because by seasons end he will have multiple offers.