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NCAA Basketball: Analyzing top 6 teams for Iowa transfer Tony Perkins

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When 20 ppg star wing Kris Murray left a year ago, the big question for Iowa was how would they replace his offense. It ended up being a collective effort, with five players averaging at least 9.8 ppg this past season. One of them was Tony Perkins, a 6'4 guard who posted up career-high numbers in his 4th season.

Perkins was second on the team with 14.0 ppg, along with a team-high 4.6 apg. He shot 43% from the field and 30% from deep, including 11 games with at least 18 points. As a veteran playmaker, Perkins became an intriguing option for teams once he entered the transfer portal.

Now that he's reportedly down to six options, which of them makes the most sense for Perkins? Here's a closer look at the looming decision.

Arkansas Razorbacks

There were many reasons why Arkansas had such a down season is the lack of a true point guard, as the team ranked towards the bottom of NCAA Basketball in assists. In fact, they had no one with more than 2.0 apg this past season.

The Razorbacks could bring back leading scorer Tramon Mark and with Layden Blocker in the portal, there's a massive need for a ball-handler that can run the offense. The big question is whether or not Coach Eric Musselman wil be with the team, as he's reportedly been linked to the USC job.

Indiana Hoosiers

A big point to make about Perkins is that he's from Indianapolis, Indiana. So the Hoosiers can be the "hometown option" for Perkins. They also need a point guard themselves, since Xavier Johnson has run out of eligibility and they lacked another ball-handling option when he was hurt.

After landing 5-star wing prospect Bryson Tucker, Indiana's roster is starting to take into shape. Forwards Malik Reneau and Mackenzie Mgbako will be back as well. The main missing piece right now is a proven ball-handler to run the offense. Perkins would still get a nice role and plenty of minutes on a team likely to be better than Iowa.