Kendrick Perkins  and Kevin Garnett  are the only members of the Boston Celtics  to go straight from high school to the NBA. Of their teammates who chose the NCAA , nearly all of them experienced March Madness .
Even though Perkins made an early jump to the pros, the 2003 Clifton J. Ozen High School graduate still gets caught up in the excitement of the NCAA  Tournament.
‘It’s fun because I’ve been watching a lot of games,’ he said. ‘It’s been very interesting just watching all the buzzer beaters, teams getting upset.’
‘No,’ he said without hesitation. ‘I don’t think anything substitutes for being in the NBA. It’s like, I’ve never known what it’s like to be in college so I never have any regrets or anything like that.’
It’s easier for Perkins to have no regrets when he can place his world championship ring next to his high school diploma.