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SEC Basketball: Ranking the top 20 incoming transfers for the 2024-25 season

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07. Tony Perkins (Missouri)

2023-24 Season at Iowa: 14.0 PPG | 4.4 RPG | 4.6 APG | 43.2 FG% | 29.9 3PT%

Tony Perkins spent the past four years at Iowa. He played sparingly his first two seasons before starting all 66 games for the Hawkeyes in his junior and senior years. During his time at Iowa, Perkins and the Hawkeyes made it to three NCAA Tournaments and to the second round of the NIT this past season. 

His best scoring season came this past year when he improved his average from 12.3 to 14.0 points per game. Perkins had eight games last season in which he scored at least 20 points. His season-high of 25 points was early in Big Ten play in a loss to Wisconsin. He also had two games of double-digit assists last year, 15 against Nebraska and 14 against Northwestern. 

Perkins might not be the best player on this list, but he might have the best chance to help a team the most. Last season was a disaster for Dennis Gates and Missouri. Outside of two players, the Tigers lacked any real scoring threats or shot-creators. He can help on both of those fronts.

Perkins is strong and quick enough to get to the basket at will and has good court vision to find open teammates, those qualities alone make him one of the better transfer pick-ups in the conference. Add in his rebounding ability and his quick hands to the mix, and that leaves you with a good starting point guard to build your team around.