Jun 282013
 
Josh Perkins is earning the reputation as one of the best point guards in the class of 2014. Photo: Karl Gehring/The Denver Post

Josh Perkins is earning the reputation as one of the best point guards in the class of 2014.
Photo: Karl Gehring/The Denver Post

Class of 2014 point guard Josh Perkins plans to announce his college decision August 25.

Perkins tweeted out the info Thursday night, and his father confirmed the announcement date to the Herald-Leader on Friday.

The 6-foot-3 point guard from Aurora, Colo., will transfer to Huntington Prep (W.Va.) for his senior season. Randy Perkins said his son wants to get the decision out of the way in the fall so he can concentrate on playing for his new team.

Perkins is one of the fastest-rising players in the 2014 class. He was recently elevated to five-star status by Scout.com, ESPN and 24/7 Sports.

Kentucky has been in regular contact with the Perkins family in recent weeks, and a scholarship offer could be coming soon. He already has offers from UCLA, Gonzaga, Southern Cal and several others. UK has offered two point guards from the class of 2014: Tyus Jones and Emmanuel Mudiay. Perkins said earlier this month that he and Mudiay are friends and could play for the same team at the next level.

24/7 Sports analyst Jerry Meyer recently called Perkins one of the best passers he’s seen in the past 10 years.

“As far as degree of difficulty and seeing the play before it happens, yeah, I would say he’s the best I’ve seen,” Meyer told the Herald-Leader. “Now, as far as the more realistic passes you’ve gotta make, there are some other guys who are right there with him. But his creativity, his vision — it’s unparalleled from what I’ve scouted.”

MORE: Our recent wide-ranging interview with Randy Perkins

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