Get To Know: Milan 2015 power forward Nick PerkinsBasketball  |
Milan High captured it's first basketball state title since 1948, with a 78-59 dismantling of Benton Harbor in March. Then junior point guard Latin Davis led the way with 34 points, but junior forward Nick Perkins was just as dominate, with 24 points and 10 rebounds. At 6-7, 235-pounds, Perkins is a handful for most defenders, and a bully on the block. Schools like Detroit, Akron, Buffalo, Cleveland State, Kent State and more are hoping to land his services at the college level. Perkins is one of the best players in the 2015 class in the state, and you can be sure that Milan will be back this season to defend their state title with him and Davis returning.
1.Nickname: "Nicky. P, or Peezy."
2.Other sports you enjoy playing: "I enjoy playing football with friends."
3.Favorite TV show: "I'll have to say Criminal Minds. It's a really interesting show, and you learn a lot of things from it."
4.Last movie you saw that you'd recommend: "Captain America Winter Soldier is a great movie. If you love action, and Marvel movies, I recommend it.
5.Favorite professional athlete: @Kobe Bryant is my favorite professional athlete, because of his passion, and love for the game, and his tremendous work ethic."
6.Role model: "LeBron James is my role model. All the adversity, and rough things he went through, and he didn't let them stop him from becoming who he is today."
7.What do you want to do after college: "Either be a college scout at a Division I program, or I want to be an athletic director somewhere."
8.Favorite NBA player: "Zach Randolph is my favorite, because he is a lefty who can shoot it from anywhere, and is a monster in the paint."
9.Best place to eat at near your home: "Leo's Coney Island is the best. Their chili cheese fries, and chicken tenders are the best. Also their bacon cheeseburger is a favorite."
10.Other hobbies besides sports: "I enjoy Netflix, sliding in the winter, swimming in the summer, and spring a lot."
11.Favorite thing about living in Michigan: "The weather! Being able to wear Timberlands, and Levi's one day, and the next day Jordan's, and some shorts."
12.Dream vacation: "Virgin Islands, because of the amazing weather there, the beaches, and there's a lot of activities to do."
13.Best athletic achievement: "Winning a state title for Milan High School in the 2013-2014 season. It was truly an amazing thing to accomplish, and the whole city of Milan was behind us."
14.Favorite class in high school: "I'll have to say history. I enjoy learning about things that happened in the past, and things that are going on around the world."
15.Why you wear the number on your jersey: "The No.34 has always been the number I've worn. My Favorite coach, Andre Gardette gave it to me my 6th grade year for AAU, and I fell in love with it!"