Finishing up our senior series, it is time to check out Waller Perez’s four years with the team…
Perez, a 6-5 forward out of Berywn, Illinois, has played in 81 games during his time as a Maroon, having started in 71 of them. He averaged 10.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists a game over his four years at UChicago, with his numbers coming in at a fantastic 15.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per matchup, his senior year.
With that, he led the team in points for 2016-17, alongside also totaling the fourth-highest field-goal shooting percentage for a season in school history, at 58.3 percent. He also holds the number one spot for career field-goal shooting, with 55.2 percent.
The forward recorded 25 points on November 27 against DePauw University, as well as on December 18 versus Rhodes College.
Due to his impressive run this season, Perez was named Second Team All-UAA. This is after already being selected to the UChicago All-Tournament team.
Perez will finish his time as a Maroon, ranking first in school history in field-goal percentage, with a whopping 55.2 percent.
He totals 873 points, 311 rebounds and 119 assists.
Getting his degree in economics, Perez is already pursuing a job in banking and equity research.
Congratulations to Waller Perez on a great run as a University of Chicago Maroon. His hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed, and will be greatly missed by the program. Best of luck to him, as he begins his new chapter of life!