Doron Perkins

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Doron Perkins
Doron Perkins.JPG
No. 8 – Laboral Kutxa
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Liga ACB
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1983-05-06) May 6, 1983 (age 31)
Anchorage, Alaska
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school Bartlett (Anchorage, Alaska)
College Southwestern Oregon CC (2001–2003)
Santa Clara (2003–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2006 Toyota Alvark (Japan)
2006–2007 EWE Baskets Oldenburg (Germany)
2007–2008 Euphony Bree (Belgium)
2008–2009 Maccabi Haifa (Israel)
2009–2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
2011–2012 Bennet Cantù (Italy)
2012–2013 Donetsk (Ukraine)
2013 Foshan Long Lions (China)
2013 Olympiacos (Greece)
2013–2014 Beşiktaş Integral Forex (Turkey)
2014–present Laboral Kutxa (Spain)
Career highlights and awards

Doron Perkins (born on May 6, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Laboral Kutxa of the Liga ACB. He is 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) tall[1] and weighs 96 kg (212 lbs.)[2] He can play as either a point guard or a shooting guard.

College career[edit]

Perkins played two years of college basketball at Santa Clara University with the Santa Clara Broncos, playing in the WCC, where he was twice selected to the All-WCC First Team (2004, 2005). He also led the league in steals during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons.

Pro career[edit]

Perkins started his professional career in the 2005-06 season in the Japanese League, where he played for Toyota Alvark. He was named the MVP of the league, after leading his team to the championship. In the final game, Perkins had 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Perkins then signed with the German League club EWE Baskets Oldenburg for the 2006-07 season. He averaged 12 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists in 27 minutes per game. In the 2007-08 season, Perkins led his team, Bree, to the Belgian League's final. He had an outstanding season. He finished the season averaging 15.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 3.1 steals in 31 minutes per game. At the end of the season, Perkins received the league's MVP title.

For the 2008-09 season, Perkins signed with the Israeli Super League club Maccabi Haifa. He averaged 17 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 3 steals in 31 minutes per game. He had his best game against Ashkelon, finishing the game with 27 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks. He was rewarded for his efforts with the Super League's MVP award. Perkins was named the MVP of his league in three out of his first four pro seasons.

In August 2009, Perkins was invited to join the senior men's Russian national team. As citizenship was a prerequisite to joining the team, Perkins was offered Russian citizenship.[3] He decided however not to take Russian citizenship. He then returned to the Israeli Super League, and signed with the league's defending champions Maccabi Tel Aviv. During the 2010-11 season, Perkins earned the nickname "who if not" ("מי אם לא"), due to his uncanny knack for coming up with loose balls, and for the way the Hebrew speaking game announcers constantly used the phrase, "who if not, Doron Perkins".

On March 29, 2011, during game 3 of the Euroleague playoff series between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Caja Laboral, for the ticket to the Euroleague Final Four, Perkins suffered an injury to his right knee. A medical examination later showed that he suffered two tears in his Meniscus, in his ACL and MCL, and he subsequently underwent surgery to repair the damaged knee. A prognosis of nine months rehabilitation time was published in the media.

In early February 2012, Perkins returned to the court, after nearly one year off from basketball. He signed with the Italian League club Cantù, and played in his first Euroleague game against Spanish League power Barcelona. Perkins finished the game with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Perkins was also named the player of the week in his second week in the Italian League.

He then signed with the Ukrainian League club Donetsk.[4] After playing in the Chinese Basketball Association with Foshan Long Lions, Perkins joined the Greek League club Olympiacos in February 2013.[5] With Olympiacos, he won the 2012-13 season championship of the Euroleague. He was released by Olympiacos in May 2013.[6]

He signed a contract with Beşiktaş Integral Forex on September 30, 2013.[7]

On September 6, 2014, Perkins signed a one-year contract with the Spanish team Laboral Kutxa Vitoria.[8]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Santa Clara University[edit]

Toyota Alvark[edit]

Bree[edit]

Maccabi Haifa[edit]

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

Olympiacos[edit]

References[edit]

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