Juwan Perdue has all the tools to be a high-level wing. He has the skill set to slide up to the four or down to the two. In fact, his game was so loud and in your face at Phenom’s Low Country Showcase, the opposing team’s coach (who plays a national type schedule) thought Perdue was a Top 100 player and would have numerous high major offers. The South Carolina junior was that good.
Perdue is a 6’7” junior at Lakewood High School in Sumter, South Carolina. Growing up, he He can defend all over the floor, moves his feet well enough to guard at the point, he has impeccable timing off the ball both as a wing defender and weak side shot blocker.
As with most of the top players in the state of South Carolina, Perdue has attended multiple South Carolina top 80 events. These events bring the very best players from the state together and put them under one roof to compete with and against one another. After the South Carolina junior’s performance in the 2017 South Carolina Top 80 Exposure Camp we wrote, “Perdue is a player who has great versatility and upside on both sides of the ball. He’s a wing who really poses issues for opponents with his sheer size and strength. Offensively, Purdue showcases great athleticism and can operate from the wing, high or low post. On the other end, he is a quality defender that can span across multiple positions, but he has all the tools to be a lockdown-type. Coach Bendel on Purdue: “Juwan is a gifted player who could dominate any opponent. He’s a terrific athlete but can sometimes play out of control. Juwan is a nice scorer inside/around the paint. He frequently shows flashes of brilliance in transition and on defense.” Purdue was also an exceptional rebounder on both ends of the floor and hits the glass with a purpose every possession.”
During his performance at Phenom’s Low Country Showcase, Perdue dominated on both ends of the floor. He finished with numerous major dunks and pinned blocked shots against the backboard. He ripped the opposing teams point guard, in the open floor, and was able to get his team into sets as a point forward type. He finished the game with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 steals and 3 assists.
Currently he has a South Carolina State offer. Mids to Highs need to be looking in here and watching closely, he is yet another South Carolina prospect going deep under the radar (for now)…