After his junior season, Tony Perkins did not have a single scholarship offer to his name.  Fast forward several months and his stock had skyrocketed. Perkins earned himself a half dozen offers included a high-major one. On Sunday, the senior ended his recruitment by committing to Iowa. Perkins is a 6’4” senior shooting guard at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis and played for EG10.

Once Iowa offered Perkins, his recruitment wrapped up quickly. Coach McCaffery and staff had just offered him less than two weeks ago. Following the offer, Perkins took his only official visit to the Iowa City campus this past weekend and then quickly made his decision. “The visit was great,” Perkins had to say about his trip over the weekend.

Perkins picked the Hawkeyes over his other scholarship offers from Ball State, Bradley, Morehead State, Purdue Fort Wayne, and Toledo. When asked what was the main reason in picking Iowa, Perkins said “The community and how involved the community is with the basketball team.” 

“I see myself coming in as a team player and willing to do anything to win games.”

Perkins is the second member of the Hawkeyes 2020 recruitment class. He will join point guard Ahron Ulis of Marian Catholic High School (IL). Iowa is coming off a strong 23-12 campaign that saw them advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Before he heads to Iowa next fall he has a couple goals for this season “win state and score 1,000 points.”