Shaker High’s Sam Perkins Became a Solid Pro

Sam Perkins, who was originally from Brooklyn, New York, played his high school basketball for Julius Girmindl at Shaker High School where he became an All-American.  He then moved on and had a splendid college career playing for Dean Smith at North Carolina.  He ranks high on the list of the Tarheels’ all-time leading scorers.  Perkins played professionally for the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, and the Indiana Pacers.  He made the All-Rookie team his first year, averaging 11 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.  He recorded the first 30-20 game in Mavericks’ history.  Perkins scored 30 points and pulled down 20 rebounds against Houston.  He scored a career-high 45 points against Golden State in 1990 and ranks second in Mavericks’ history with 3,767 rebounds.  A superb shooter, Perkins tied the NBA record, hitting eight 3-pointers in a row against Toronto in 1997

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