Thomasville Native, Reggie Perry’s NBA career just getting started

Thomasville Native, Reggie Perry’s NBA career just getting started
Reggie Perry to the NBA (Source: WALB)

BRISTOL, Ga. (WALB) - Thomasville-native Reggie Perry was selected in the second round of the 2020 NBA Draft.

At Mississippi State the 6-foot-10, 250-pounder was the SEC Co-Player of the Year after averaging 17.4 points and 10.1 rebounds.

Wednesday night the Nets traded down two spots to select the All-SEC forward.

His high school coach Benjamin Tillman said he couldn’t be more proud as he watched Perry’s professional basketball career began.

”To have a kid come from your school to reach those pinnacles it gives people a chance to know, I’m in the right place, that I can do these things because I’m from here. To have a kid that you get to see grow up and know what his dreams were, to have a part in that to help him help accomplish those goals means a lot,” said Tillman.

Tillman told us he can’t wait to catch Perry on the big screen this NBA season.

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