Throwback Thursday - Sam Perkins


Samuel "Sam" Perkins, born June 14, 1961,in Brooklyn New York.

Sam won a gold medal with the US national team at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Known by the nicknames "Sleepy Sam" and "Big Smooth," he attended Samuel J. Tilden High School, Shaker High School and the University of North Carolina, where he was a teammate of future Hall of Famers James Worthy and Michael Jordan. A member of the 1982 NCAA Tournament championship winning Tar Heel squad, he was selected with the fourth pick of the 1984 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks and played in the 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.
In September 2008, Perkins was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame along with NBA stars Kenny Anderson and Rod Strickland, coach Pete Gillen and pioneers Lou Bender and Eddie Younger.


Career information
High school Shaker (Latham, New York)
College North Carolina (1980–1984)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Pro career 1984–2001
Position Power forward / Center
Number 41, 44, 14
Career history
19841990 Dallas Mavericks
19901993 Los Angeles Lakers
1993–1998 Seattle SuperSonics
19982001 Indiana Pacers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 15,324 (11.9 ppg)
Rebounds 7,666 (6.0 rpg)
Blocks 933 (0.7 bpg)
Stats at


Reference: Wikipedia

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