Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins faces misdemeanor after arrest

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Gonzaga starting point guard Josh Perkins is facing a misdemeanor after being arrested early morning last Sunday for physical control of a vehicle while under the influence.

The school confirmed Perkins’ arrest on Friday, as head coach Mark Few released a statement on the matter. The release didn’t mention the penalties the school might potentially put on Perkins.

“We take this situation very seriously and we will give Josh the support that he needs to help him learn from this,” Few said in the release. “He understands the serious nature of the charge and has made a commitment to the process within the University.”

The 6-foot-3 Perkins was cited last Sunday and the case was filed on Oct. 10. He appeared in Spokane County District Court on Oct. 11 as the judge set a pre-trial hearing for Nov. 10.

It is unclear in the initial court records whether Perkins was parked or driving the car when he was cited, according to a report from Thomas Clouse of The Spokesman-Review.

As a redshirt freshman last season, Perkins averaged 10.1 points, 4.1 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game as the former top-100 prospect had a strong showing following