All Virginia fans are well aware of the clutch-ness of London Perrantes. Now, the NBA is starting to see what the faithful in Charlottesville have known for four years: London Perrantes is the man.
After not getting drafted this year, the Miami Heat picked London up for the NBA Summer League. The Heat played the San Antonio Spurs last night, with the Spurs leading for almost the entire game. Until this:
The 75-74 lead for the Heat was their first lead since the 7-5 mark in the game. Perrantes finished with 12 points, five assists, three steals, and two rebounds. For the summer, he is fifth in the Summer League with 4.8 assists per game, and is averaging 11.3 points per game and shooting 40% from the field.
The bigger news, however, may be that Perrantes has gone shirtless under his jersey. Has he engaged another level we never knew about?
Other former Virginia players have also performed in the Summer League. Anthony Gill is averaging eight points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game and shooting 43% from the field while Mike Tobey has 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game and has shot 46% from the field.
Oh, and Malcolm Brogdon is the 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year. Never forget.