"When you have a kid that can step out behind the arc and shoot it, take one to the rack and flush one down, and pull 18 plus rebounds a game, you have to know where he is."
Perrin hit Bolin's team for 17 points, 18 rebounds and three assists Saturday.
While Bolin is a relatively young coach, he's not seen a more dominant 12th Region player when one considers Perrin's scoring, rebounding, shot blocking and passing.
"I can think of a lot of kids that could probably match him in one area or another, but the fact that he can do so many things sets him apart from the rest of the pack. I would have to say he is the most dominant player that I have seen in the 12th Region in my day," Bolin said.
By the time this year ends, others could well be saying the same thing if they aren't already.
Alyson Burke has provided Burgin with a solid scorer to go along with junior Bev Harris.
While Harris is Burgin's best player and leading scorer, Burke is having a solid junior season and averaging 15 points per game.
She also had a week to remember last week as she averaged 18.3 points per game. She had 18 points when Burgin beat Mercer County for what some think could have been the first time in school history. (If you have information to verify this or know when Burgin did beat Mercer, let me know.)
She also had 22 points in a win over Monticello and added 15 in the 12th Region All "A" Classic when the Bulldogs came close to knocking off heavily favored Somerset.
Burgin has been to the 12th Region Tournament two of the last three years. The Bulldogs could advance again this year, and with Burke and Harris both being juniors, Burgin will be a solid team next year as well.
What has happened to Danville basketball?
That's a question I get asked several times daily. The Admirals have the fewest combined wins of any area program this year other than Kentucky School for the Deaf.
The Danville boys team has a 4-12 mark, and the girls are 3-12.
The boys team lost Perrin and Christian Williams via transfer to Boyle this year. Another former Danville player, Chase Overstreet, starts at Lincoln County. Another projected starter, sophomore Leonard Macon, is not in school this semester. Several other players who played last year did not come back out for the boys team. That has left Danville with a young, inexperienced team. As a result, the Admirals have lost seven games by 23 or more points, including five by 31 or more points.
Maybe that only made it fitting that coach Craig Pippen included this Bible verse from Philippians 4:13 in an e-mail Tuesday: "I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
On the girls side, Danville returned most of its players from last year's team that won 10 games for coach Ed McKinney. However, McKinney resigned and then new coach Aaron Etherington resigned early in the season and Sadie Clark Gambrel took over on an interim basis.
Both coaches remain optimistic - and the girls team has been competitive in most games. However, the next month doesn't look to be much better for the boys, and one has to wonder with the success Danville has had in football, soccer, baseball and track, what has happened to basketball.
Lincoln County leads the area in victories.
The Patriots can easily stake a claim to having the area's best basketball this season. Their boys and girls have combined for 27 wins - 14 by the boys, 13 by the girls.
That's eight more than Garrard County has and nine more than Mercer County and Casey County. Boyle County has 15 wins and Burgin 13.