Jul 24, 2009
Athens Drive's Quentin Edmundson (24) steals the ball from Apex guard Adam Perry (5)
APEX — Point guard Adam Perry has led the Cougars through a number of big games, from conference rivalries, to the GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational, to the state championship, and now the Apex High School graduate is headed to Brewster Academy to play basketball.
“[When you play in big games] you’re going up against the best of the best, so it's not like playing some random team during the regular season, you're going up against players like Ryan Kelly," Perry, a three year varsity player at Apex, said.
Perry hopes that his prep time at Brewster will give him what he needs to get to a low or mid-major Division-I offer. “I hope to get stronger," he said.
The former Cougar debated attending Brewster and Hargrave, but ultimately Perry decided Brewster was a better fit.
“I feel like their offense is more my game. They have a more up-tempo style, they press, they run 94-feet the whole game," Perry said. “Hargrave is an up-tempo team, but they don’t really press, they just like to score a lot of points.”
Perry added that Brewster head coach Jason Smith text messaged him a lot. Smith is entering his tenth year at Brewster, a school that has a good reputation for helping players to the next level.
Perry is going to New Hampshire to visit Brewster this weekend for the first time. "I've been pretty much relying on the Internet to make my decision about the campus and stuff," Perry said. He will move up to Brewster permanently on Sept. 12.
Last season, Perry averaged 10-points per game last season for Apex. The Cougars finished the season 14-12 overall and 8-6 in the Tri-8 Conference. He was one of three Apex players to average double-digits last season.
His junior season, Perry led the team at point on the way to the N.C. High School Athletic Association's 4-A state championship game.