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Boys' basketball: London Perrantes is back from trip to Europe

April 5, 2013 |  4:49 pm

Virginia-bound point guard London Perrantes of Encino Crespi spent his spring break traveling to Spain and Italy with two friends.

And his parents let him.

“It was an amazing trip,” Perrantes said. “I had a great time.”

He said his parents were skeptical about letting an 18-year-old travel for 10 days in Europe with two friends who were 18 and 19, respectively, but they believed he was mature enough, and he delivered.

“They trusted me with my friends,” Perrantes said. “Hopefully, they let me do it again.”

He said the best part of the trip was seeing historic sites in Rome, such as the Coliseum. He also enjoyed the Italian food.

“Rome was the best,” he said. “It’s a whole different city than any in the U.S.”

He had no time for basketball. But he wants to travel again.

“Hopefully, some day with my family,” he said.

Meanwhile, it’s back to school on Monday and he’ll be able to write a very good essay entitled, “What I did on my spring break in Europe.”

-- Eric Sondheimer

Photo: London Perrantes, middle, standing before Coliseum in Rome.