Posts Tagged ‘Sam Perkins’

No. 8 – From Draft to ’84 Olympics

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Names: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming

Colleges: North Carolina (Jordan and Perkins), Arkansas (Robertson), Cal State Fullerton (Wood), Vanderbilt (Turner), Georgia (Fleming)

Drafted in 1984: 3rd overall by Chicago Bulls (Jordan), 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks (Perkins), 7th overall by San Antonio Spurs (Robertson), 10th overall by Philadelphia 76ers (Wood), 17th overall by New Jersey Nets (Turner), 18th overall by Indiana Pacers (Fleming)

Draft fact: Eight days after the 1984 Draft, first-rounders Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming were named to the U.S. Olympic team. That team would go on to beat Spain in the gold medal game in Los Angeles.

We’re just eight hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.

No. 63 — Perkins does defense, too

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Sam Perkins

As a rookie in Dallas, Sam Perkins was a solid defender.

Name: Sam Perkins

Position: Forward/Center

Vitals: 6-foot-9, 235 pounds

Birthday: June 14, 1961

College: North Carolina

Drafted in 1984: 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks

Draft fact: Sam Perkins, the 4th player selected in the 1984 Draft, recorded 63 blocks and 63 steals in his rookie season with the Dallas Mavericks. In his career, Perkins had 60 or more blocks and steals in a season eight times.

We’re just 63 hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.

No. 72 — Six standouts from ’84 Olympic field

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was a member of the 1984 Olympic team.

Names: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming

Colleges: North Carolina (Jordan and Perkins), Arkansas (Robertson), Cal State Fullerton (Wood), Vanderbilt (Turner), Georgia (Fleming)

Drafted in 1984: 3rd overall by Chicago Bulls (Jordan), 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks (Perkins), 7th overall by San Antonio Spurs (Robertson), 10th overall by Philadelphia 76ers (Wood), 17th overall by New Jersey Nets (Turner), 18th overall by Indiana Pacers (Fleming)

Draft fact: Of the 72 players invited to participate in the 1984 Olympic trials, six of them would become both first-round picks in the 1984 Draft and 1984 Olympic team members.

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No. 81 — Perkins reliable from the line

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of The84Draft on NBA TV.

Sam Perkins

Sam Perkins shot 81% on FTs in his career

Name: Sam Perkins

Position: Forward/Center

Vitals: 6-foot-9, 235 pounds

Birthday: June 14, 1961

College: North Carolina

Drafted in 1984: 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks

Draft fact: Sam Perkins, the 4th player selected in the 1984 Draft, made 81 percent of this free throws throughout his 18-year NBA career.

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No. 83 — Jordan, Perkins true NCAA stars

The84Draft

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of The84Draft on NBA TV.

Names: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins

Colleges: North Carolina (Jordan and Perkins)

Drafted in 1984: 3rd overall by Chicago Bulls (Jordan), 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks (Perkins)

Draft fact: Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins were members of the 1983 College Basketball All-America First Team. Both players would replicate that honor again in 1984 as they approached the 1984 NBA Draft.

We’re just 83 hours away from The84Draft on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.