Born in Brooklyn, New York in June 1961. Former American professional basketball player Sam Perkins has an estimated net worth of $3 million with total career earnings of (under review). He played as a power forward and center and was voted large-school player of the year at Shaker High School by the New York State Sportswriters Association. From 1980 to 1984 Perkins played his baseball at the University of North Carolina where he claimed an NCAA Championship and made it into a consensus second-team All-American twice. He was also named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year in 1984 and was later drafted #4 by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1984 NBA Draft. After that, the baseball player played for the Mavericks between 1984 and 1990 before going on to join the Los Angeles Lakers and to play there from 1990 to 1993. He then played for the Seattle SuperSonics between 1993 and 1998 and later for the Indiana Pacers from 1998 to 2001. Perkins also represented the United States in international contest and won Gold medals at the 1984 Olympic Games, 1983 Pan American Games, and 1979 FIBA U19 World Championships. In 1985 Perkins made it into the NBA All-Rookie First Team and in 2008 he was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.