|Tae Perie-Akron 2021|
It’s widely accepted that middle school basketball often lacks the level of competition most associated with AAU basketball. With that said, when players drop big numbers on their winter teams it goes a long way in solidifying their overall talent. Barberton Saint Augusta Middle School’s Tae Perie (5’7/SG/Akron/2021) is putting up gaudy numbers for his school team so far this season. With games of 37, 40, 40 and a career high 53 points over the past 4 games, Perie is averaging an eye-popping 42.5 points per game in the last 4 games, and 39.5 PPG for the season.
Of course we’re no stranger to Perie’s talent, as we selected him to participate in the Ohio North vs South All-Star Game in September; have him ranked among the top 20 players in the state, and selected him as Forth Team All-Ohio last year. In addition, Perie achieved all-star status at our elite showcases, including a MVP performance in the Top 40 All-Star game last September. On his Ohio Basketball Club team Perie is one of its leaders and leading scorers. Because of his outstanding play, Perie is one of the few 2021 players who have been recognized nationally. Perie should have another opportunity to add to his resume at our upcoming March 4th elite showcase.