Arthur Perryman

  • Deceased, Coach was Mark Brown
  • Finished Career with 1,736 points
  • All-Time leading scorer at East Stroudsburg South High School.
  • In 1994, he led them to the first District 11 4A Title in the area and to two wins in the PIAA state playoffs, one over Richard Hamilton led Coatesville.
  • He was heavily recruited to play college basketball but was stricken with cancer and passed away at 19 years of age.
  • Arguably, he was the best basketball player in the history of East Stroudsburg HS (now ES South).  He was a student first, then an athlete with tremendous character.
  • In 2007 his jersey number was retired at ES South.  Annually in late winter an all-star game is played in his honor for local seniors – The Perryman & Keglovits All Star Game.
  • Arthur Perryman graduated from ESHS in 1994. He earned 4 varsity letters, and started all 105 varsity games played by the Cavaliers during his 4-year varsity basketball career.
  • He is the leading scorer in ESHS basketball history with 1,735 points and was named Most Valuable Athlete in boys’ basketball during his sophomore, junior and senior years, 1992, 1993 and 1994.
  • Arthur was named First Team All-Monroe County in 1992, 1993 and 1994, First Team All-Centennial League in 1993 and 1994 and was named to the First Team All-Regional Team by the Allentown Morning Call newspaper in 1994.
  • During his outstanding senior season, Arthur led the Cavaliers to their first District XI AAAA Basketball Championship, and averaged 28.3 points per game in the 1994 P.I.A.A. State Basketball Tournament, scoring 30 points vs. Reading, 33 vs. Coatesville and 22 vs. eventual State Champion Chester.
  • Sportswriters and coaches statewide rewarded him, with his being named to the Third Team “Big School” All-State Team in 1994. Arthur passed away after a heroic year-long battle with cancer on April 21, 1995 at the age of 19.
  • Loved and cared for all his peers, Arthur never used profanity; He was gentle, kind and loving. I never once heard anyone say anything negative about him. He was unselfish and thought of others before himself. His family was very important to him. He was a caring, thoughtful brother and son…Arthur was never alone always with his friends or his sisters.

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