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Samuel Perkins (born June 14, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player. He was a three-time college All-American and 1982 national champion, taken as the fourth pick of the 1984 NBA draft
NBA draft
by the Dallas Mavericks, and won a gold medal with the US Olympic team at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. Known by the nicknames "Sleepy Sam" and "Big Smooth", Perkins attended Samuel J. Tilden High School
Samuel J. Tilden High School
and Shaker High School in New York before becoming a star at the University of North Carolina. A teammate of future Hall of Famers James Worthy
James Worthy
and Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
on the '82 NCAA Championship Team,[1] he was a three-time All-American, three-time First Team All-ACC, and 1984 USA Basketball
Basketball
Male Athlete of the Year. Taken by the Mavericks after his senior season, he went on to a successful 17-year career as a center and power forward in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA) from 1984 to 2001. In 2008, Perkins was named vice president of player relations for the Indiana Pacers, for whom he played from 1999–2001.[2] That September he was inducted into the New York City Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame[3] In October 2011, Perkins traveled to South Sudan as a SportsUnited Sports Envoy for the U.S. Department of State, where he worked with Hall of Fame NBA center Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo
to lead a series of basketball clinics and team building exercises with youths of both sexes, the South Sudanese Wheelchair Basketball
Basketball
Team, and 36 coaches. This helped contribute to the State Department's missions to remove barriers, and create a world in which individuals with disabilities enjoy dignity and full inclusion in society.[4] Perkins is a Jehovah's Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses
and during his professional career did not stand for the national anthem due to faith.[5]

Contents

1 Career highlights 2 NBA career statistics

2.1 Regular season 2.2 Playoffs

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Career highlights[edit]

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Selected as the large-school player of the year in high school by the New York State Sportswriters Association in 1980. Member of the 1982 NCAA Champion North Carolina Tar Heels. Named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team as one of the fifty greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
history Co-captain of the gold-medal winning 1984 U.S. Olympic basketball team. Named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team
NBA All-Rookie First Team
in 1984–85. Appeared in 164 career playoff games, averaging 11.3 ppg and 5.7 rpg. Recorded the first 30-20 game in Mavericks history, with 31 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, against the Houston Rockets on December 12, 1985. Scored a career-high 45 points, for the Mavericks, against the Golden State Warriors on April 12, 1990. Appeared in three NBA Finals: against the Chicago Bulls in 1991 with the L.A. Lakers, and again in 1996 with the Seattle SuperSonics. He also appeared with the Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
in 2000 against the L.A. Lakers. Tied an NBA record by hitting 8 three-pointers without a miss with the Seattle SuperSonics
Seattle SuperSonics
against the Toronto Raptors on January 15, 1997. Posted a 1997–98 season-high 21 points, on perfect shooting (5-5 FG, 4-4 3FG, 7-7 FT), and 3 steals against the L.A. Clippers on December 14, 1997. Named as a member of the 35 Greatest Boys McDonald's All Americans team. Was inducted into the New York City Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Fame in September 2008 along with NBA stars Kenny Anderson and Rod Strickland, coach Pete Gillen and pioneers Lou Bender and Eddie Younger.[3]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw
percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1984–85 Dallas 82 42 28.3 .471 .250 .820 7.4 1.6 .8 .8 11.0

1985–86 Dallas 80 79 32.8 .503 .333 .814 8.6 1.9 .9 1.2 15.4

1986–87 Dallas 80 80 33.6 .482 .352 .828 7.7 1.8 1.4 1.0 14.8

1987–88 Dallas 75 75 33.3 .450 .167 .822 8.0 1.6 1.0 .7 14.2

1988–89 Dallas 78 77 36.7 .464 .184 .833 8.8 1.6 1.0 1.2 15.0

1989–90 Dallas 76 70 35.1 .493 .214 .778 7.5 2.3 1.2 .8 15.9

1990–91 L.A. Lakers 76 66 34.3 .495 .281 .821 7.4 1.5 .9 1.1 13.5

1991–92 L.A. Lakers 63 63 37.0 .450 .217 .817 8.8 2.2 1.0 1.0 16.5

1992–93 L.A. Lakers 49 49 32.4 .459 .172 .829 7.7 2.6 .8 1.0 13.7

1992–93 Seattle 30 13 25.4 .511 .452 .795 4.8 .9 .7 1.0 12.1

1993–94 Seattle 81 41 26.8 .438 .367 .801 4.5 1.4 .8 4 12.3

1994–95 Seattle 82 37 28.7 .466 .397 .799 4.9 1.6 .9 .5 12.7

1995–96 Seattle 82 20 26.5 .408 .355 .793 4.5 1.5 1.0 .6 11.8

1996–97 Seattle 81 4 24.4 .439 .395 .817 3.7 1.3 .9 .6 11.0

1997–98 Seattle 81 0 20.7 .416 .392 .789 3.1 1.4 .8 .4 7.2

1998–99 Indiana 48 0 16.4 .400 .389 .717 2.9 .5 .3 .3 5.0

1999–00 Indiana 81 0 20.0 .417 .408 .825 3.6 .8 .4 .4 6.6

2000–01 Indiana 64 41 15.6 .381 .345 .842 2.6 .6 .5 .3 3.8

Career 1,286 757 28.5 .459 .362 .811 6.0 1.5 .9 .7 11.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1985 Dallas 4 4 42.3 .490 .250 .765 12.8 2.8 .5 .3 18.8

1986 Dallas 10 10 34.7 .429 .250 .767 8.3 2.4 .9 1.4 14.9

1987 Dallas 4 4 17.0 .500 .000 .696 8.5 1.3 1.0 .3 17.0

1988 Dallas 17 17 33.6 .451 .143 .803 6.6 1.8 1.5 1.0 13.5

1990 Dallas 3 3 39.3 .444 .000 .765 7.3 2.7 1.0 .7 15.0

1991 L.A. Lakers 19 19 39.6 .548 .367 .761 8.3 1.7 .8 1.4 17.7

1993 Seattle 19 17 32.9 .436 .380 .873 7.0 1.9 1.0 1.3 14.4

1994 Seattle 5 0 28.2 .333 .429 .882 7.2 .8 .8 .4 9.8

1995 Seattle 4 1 35.3 .438 .455 1.000 7.8 3.3 .8 1.3 13.5

1996 Seattle 21 1 31.1 .459 .368 .754 4.3 1.7 .7 .3 12.3

1997 Seattle 12 6 28.3 .337 .311 .862 4.4 1.3 1.0 1.0 8.4

1998 Seattle 10 1 21.0 .381 .417 .600 3.2 1.4 .3 .5 5.4

1999 Indiana 13 0 11.2 .514 .458 .667 1.9 .5 .0 .2 4.1

2000 Indiana 23 0 18.1 .324 .348 .905 3.2 .4 .2 .3 4.8

2001 Indiana 3 0 6.3 .250 .250 – 1.3 .0 .0 .0 1.7

Career 167 83 28.7 .444 .363 .785 5.6 1.5 .7 .8 11.1

See also[edit]

List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds List of National Basketball
Basketball
Association career games played leaders List of National Basketball
Basketball
Association career playoff 3-point scoring leaders

References[edit]

^ Easy Does It -- Sam Perkins: Selfless, Sacrificial Sonic ^ PACERS: Perkins named V.P. of Player Relations ^ a b Mallozzi, Vincent M. "City’s Basketball
Basketball
Hall Welcomes 98-Year-Old Inductee", The New York Times, September 17, 2008. Accessed September 14, 2009. ^ " Sam Perkins
Sam Perkins
and Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo
Travel to South Sudan Exchange Programs". exchanges.state.gov. Retrieved 2016-05-01.  ^ McCallum, Jack, "Oh Say Should We Sing?" Sports Illustrated, March 25, 1996, accessed October 21, 2016.

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Basketball
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Hakeem Olajuwon Sam Bowie Michael Jordan Sam Perkins Charles Barkley Melvin Turpin Alvin Robertson Lancaster Gordon Otis Thorpe Leon Wood Kevin Willis Tim McCormick Jay Humphries Michael Cage Terence Stansbury John Stockton Jeff Turner Vern Fleming Bernard Thompson Tony Campbell Kenny Fields Tom Sewell Earl Jones Michael Young

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Male Athlete of the Year

1980: Thomas 1981: Boyle 1982: Rivers 1983: Jordan 1984: Jordan & Perkins 1985: Person 1986: Robinson 1987: Manning 1988: Majerle 1989: Johnson 1990: Mourning 1991: Laettner 1992: U.S. Olympic team 1993: Finley 1994: O'Neal 1995: Allen 1996: Pippen 1997: Boykins 1998: Brand 1999: Payton 2000: Mourning 2001: Duhon 2002: Miller 2003: Duncan 2004: May & Paul 2005: Williams 2006: Anthony 2007: Kidd 2008: U.S. Olympic team 2009: McAdoo 2010: Durant 2011: Parker 2012: James 2013: Gordon 2014: Irving 2015: Brunson 2016: Anthony & Durant 2017: Warney

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