BUFFALO, NY – The invites continue to roll in for the seniors of the University at Buffalo men's basketball team as Nick Perkins will take part in the Pro Basketball Combine, joining teammates Dontay Caruthers and Jeremy Harris.
The Professional Basketball Combine, which will take place May 21-22 at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, CA, is a secondary draft combine designed to give players an opportunity to showcase their talents in hopes of being selected to play professional basketball. Each player who attends has the opportunity to participate in private workouts and scrimmages, do combine testing, and interview for NBA GMs, NBA scouts, G-League personnel and overseas opportunities in what could be a life changing experience.
Perkins was named to the All-Tournament team at the Portsmouth Invitation in late April and has already had a workout with the NBA's Charlotte Hornets.
Perkins, who also played in the NABC Reese's All-Star Game, was an All-MAC First Team selection for the second straight year and he was named the MAC's Sixth Man of the Year for the third straight year, the first player in college basketball history to be named Sixth Man of the Year in three straight seasons.
Perkins finished second on the team at 14.7 points per game this year and led Buffalo with 7.4 rebounds per game. He leaves UB fifth on the all-time scoring list. Perkins was one of three players in the NCAA Tournament to record double-doubles in both games during the opening week of competition. He had 21 points and 10 rebounds in the victory over Arizona State and followed that up with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Final Four bound Texas Tech.