Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell are off to incredible starts for Gonzaga and their likely successors are following their lead in the high school ranks. Josh Perkins, who transferred to Huntington Prep for his senior season, and Silas Melson, who plays for Jefferson High School in Portland, have already been making waves for their respective teams as they look to close out their high school careers in style. Here is a quick look at how those two are doing and we will follow up with an update on Bryan Alberts who is still nursing a knee injury.
Josh Perkins - Huntington Prep
As most people here know, Josh Perkins recently transferred from Regis Jesuit High School in Denver, Colorado to Huntington Prep in West Virginia. In addition to a major change in scenery, Perkins also experienced a major change in competition and talent around him from this move. Huntington Prep is one of the best programs in the nation and he is surrounded by a who's who list of D1 talent.
Thus far, Perkins has shined as the lead point guard for Huntington Prep. While his scoring has decreased when compared to his time at Regis, he's becoming a more well rounded player at Huntington. Through 8 games, Perkins is averaging 10 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals per game. Here is a great tweet about Perkins regarding his most recent performance:
Silas Melson - Jefferson High School
Melson's senior season actually just kicked off last night with a huge win over class 6A Jesuit. Jefferson, the defending 5A state champions, trailed a majority of the game but closed Jesuit out at the end to get off to a great start.
In that opening game, Gonzaga commit Silas Melson scored 21 points and was the main force for Jefferson's come from behind win. In addition to his scoring, Melson also added this highlight reel block...