Recruiting News & Notes

A Closer Look At London Perrantes

Point guard London Perrantes, who earlier this month became the second high school senior to verbally commit to the University of Virginia, is entering his fourth season on Crespi Carmelite’s (Encino, CA) varsity basketball squad. He’ll be a team captain for the third straight season, a good indicator of the type of character UVa is getting.

“He’s a great kid with two great parents,” Crespi head coach Russell White said.

Crespi athletic director Matt Luderer also spoke to Perrantes’ character, saying, “I couldn’t be happier for London. He has worked so hard over the last three years for this opportunity. He exemplifies all aspects of the Crespi Man and I look forward to watching him grow and succeed at Virginia.”

Basketball-wise, Coach Bennett and company are getting a savvy player and terrific playmaker that has helped the Celts to the California Interscholastic Federation section semifinals and CIF state playoffs each of the past three seasons. Crespi captured the CIF section title in 2010. In total, the Celts have won 11 games and lost only two in the CIF section playoffs since Perrantes arrived.