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Perkins to Return to SLU in 2022-23

by Brian Kunderman

Saint Louis All-Conference guard Javonte Perkins announced today that he will return to SLU for a final year of eligibility in 2022-23.

Perkins, who last year opted to use an additional year of eligibility awarded to all student-athletes due to COVID-19, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) this preseason. Perkins will graduate in May with a degree in sociology and will enroll in graduate school at the University.

“I am excited to stay with Team Blue for another season and represent Saint Louis University and my city,” Perkins said. “I’d like to thank the SLU medical staff who has been working with me daily in my rehab. I am going to continue to work hard this summer and can’t wait to be back at Chaifetz Arena playing in front of our great fans.”

In 2020-21, Perkins earned second-team All-Conference honors after leading the Billikens in scoring with 17.1 ppg. He shot .456 from the field, .376 from 3-point range and an A-10-leading .866 from the free-throw line.

In Perkins’ first year as a Billiken in 2019-21, he was voted the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Sixth Man of the Year after leading SLU with 18.2 ppg in A-10 play, a school record. Perkins’ 15.9 career scoring average ranks 10th in school history.

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