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Xavier Perkins
Xavier Perkins

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Delray Beach, FL

High School:
Saint Andrews HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/17/1988


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Finished his FAU career after seeing a promising sophomore season cut short due to eligibility

Sophomore (2008-09): Had been enjoying a break-out sophomore season, establishing new career-highs in virtually every category before being forced to sit in December due to eligibility issues... Head coach Mike Jarvis had called Perkins his `best player' due to his versatility, playing four different positions... Had gone to the free throw line a team-leading 45 times... Consistently drew fouls and got to the line during his career at FAU... Made 50% of his shots (29-for-55)... Posted back-to-back 20-point games at No. 24 Davidson (11/24) and vs. James Madison (11/25)... His 24 points at Davidson was an FAU career-high... Played a career-high 37 minutes at McNeese State (11/28) and averaged 30 minutes per game, starting in all eight of FAU's games before being forced to sit.

Freshman (2007-08): Key part of FAU's 2007-08 team as a redshirt freshman, playing in all 33 games and making five starts for head coach Rex Walters... Went to the free-throw line 138 times, which is the 10th highest single-season total in program history... 94 free-throw makes was just eight shy of an FAU freshmen record... Started FAU's season-opener at Rhode Island (11/9)... Consistently played around 20 minutes per game... Enjoyed some of his best games when FAU was on the road...Took five shots or more in just three of his 33 appearances, scoring a season-high 13 at Troy (2/27) on 4-of-4 shooting from both the field and on the free-throw line... Had five rebounds and a blocked shot in an early-season game at No. 4 Kansas (11/28)... Played 23 minutes in FAU's home-opener against McNeese State (12/1) scoring in double-figures for the first time, totaling 10 points and making his first 3-pointer of the year... Had nine points in FAU's next game vs. Florida Gulf Coast (12/8), matching a season-high with seven field goal attempts...Distributed four assists vs. North Florida (12/18)...Started FAU's Sun Belt Conference opener at Arkansas State (12/20) scoring seven points in 26 minutes... Had back-to-back six rebound nights, the second of which coming vs. Troy (1/12)- a game in which he also had a season-high five assists... Made 9-of-13 free throws and scored 11 points in a late-season non-conference game with Savannah State (2/2)... Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in 29 minutes at Louisiana-Monroe (2/6)... Scored 12 points and had a pair of steals at South Alabama (2/16)...Scored 12 points, making 7-of-8 free-throws in the second round of the SBC Tournament in Mobile, Alabama vs. UALR (3/9)...Finished the year averaging just under six points per game.

(2006-07): Elected to utilize a redshirt season after missing early time due to an injury... Was the first FAU recruit signed by then-head coach Matt Doherty for the 2006-07 season.

High School: Attended Saint Andrews High School in Boca Raton, FL... Coached by John O'Connell... Set the school record with more than 2,000 career points... Averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists as a senior... Ranked as the 12th-best senior in the state by Floridahoops.com and 16th by Galaxy of Stars Basketball... Named 3A First-Team All-State player by the Florida Sports Writers Association (FSWA)... Named the local 3A Player of the Year by the Boca Raton News, the Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel... Named MVP of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) All-Star game... Team was 29-2 and reached the 3A state title game... Named a 2A Third-Team All-State player by the FSWA as a junior.

Personal: Born March 17, 1988, in Boynton Beach, FL... Son of Xavier, Sr., and Sharlene Perkins.

FAU Career Stats
                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2007-08   32-5    581/18.2   44-107  .411    4-15   .267   94-138  .681  23-45    68  2.1  88-6   36  75   2  14  186/5.8
2008-09    8-8    240/30.0   29-58   .500    5-10   .500   36-45   .800  16-35    51  6.4  22-2   23  21   1   4   99/12.4
TOTAL     40-13   821/20.5   73-165  .442    9-25   .360  130-183  .710  39-80   119  3.0 110-8   59  96   3  18  285/7.1

FAU Career Highs
Points - 24 ... 11/24/08 at #24 Davidson
Mins - 37 ... 11/28/08 at McNeese St.
Rebs - 11 ... 2x, last 11/28/08 at McNeese St.
Off Rebs - 4 ... 11/25/08 vs James Madison
Assists - 6... 11/18/08 vs Santa Clara
Blocks - 1 ... 3x, last 11/14/08 vs. Monmouth
Steals - 2 ... 3x, last 11/25/08 vs James Madison
FG Made - 6 ... 11/25/08 vs James Madison
FG Att - 11... 2x, 11/28/08 at McNeese St.
FG % (5+ att) - 5-7 ... 11/24/08 at #24 Davidson
3-PT Made - 2 ... 11/24/08 at #24 Davidson
3-PT Att - 3 ... 3x, last 11/25/08 vs James Madison
3-PT % (3+ att) - 1-3... 3x, last 11/25/08 vs JMU
FT Made - 12 ... 11/24/08 at #24 Davidson
FT Att - 14 ... 11/24/08 at #24 Davidson
FT % (4+ att) - 5-5 ... 12/20/07 at Arkansas St

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