Land O’ Lakes guard Mekhi Perry opted to stay in the area to play college basketball, signing with Division II Eckerd College.
“My family and I really like the environment they have and felt that it was the best decision for me,” Perry said.
A steady scorer, Perry set the school record for career points with 1,616. His senior season was his best. Perry averaged 21 points a game and was named an all-conference and all-state selection.
As a Triton, Perry can not only make an immediate impact but also give the program a much-needed local presence. Eckerd lost all four players who averaged double figures in scoring this past season, including former area standouts Malcom Whitlow (Carrollwood Day) and Travis Bianco (St. Petersburg), both of whom decided to transfer.
The only returning player from the area is Jack Abberger, who played at East Lake.