[Bill Ackerman - For Shaw Media]
Perez scored some spectacular goals, including two in a 2-1 win over Downers Grove South in the regional final, as a freshman. But this year he’s added new dimensions to his game, distributing as well as finishing.
“That’s one of the good things about Jesus,” Morton coach Jim Bageanis said. “Last year he scored more goals and this year he’s worked on his game where he sets people up because he knows they’re going to run a couple guys at him.
“I think he gets a little bit from his basketball [experience], where he’s drawn two guys at him and then he distributes the ball. The timing is usually impeccable when he does that.
“He releases the ball when he needs to and he knows when he’s in an area when he can run past defenses. He’s got that extra gear that makes him hard to handle.”