The Providence University College men’s basketball team is learning that patience is in fact, a virtue. After some early season struggles, the Pilots have been waiting on a secret weapon that finally made it’s debut in Week 19 – and his name is Kendall Perpall.
Ineligible to play in the first half of the season, Perpall has been practicing with the team since day one, and after playing in his first game last week, he appears to be worth the wait. Perpall averaged 25 points per game in Week 19, including 32 in a huge win against rivals CMU. As we get closer to Final Four season, Perpall couldn’t have come at a better time for Providence.
“Kendall gave us a great lift offensively this past weekend, and gave the team a new energy that we needed at this point in the season,” says head coach Colten Gryba. “I expect Kendall to elevate his game even more as the rest of the season goes on, and help us achieve our ultimate goal as a team.”
It’s too early to tell if Perpall will be able to keep this pace up, but if he can continue to play the way his team believes he can, Providence might just be able to make some noise in a men’s basketball division that looks more competitive than ever this season.
Perpall is from Haskell, Oklahoma as well as Nassau, Bahamas, and is in his first year at Providence University College.