Career: Three Rivers CC (USA-NJCAA, 1997-99), Tennessee State (USA-NCAA, 1999-2000), Caciques de Pueblo Nuevo (Panama, 2000-01), Tennesse Martin (USA-NCAA, 2001-02), Canguros de Parque Lefevre (Panama-CBS, 2002-03), La Salle Guayaquil (Ecuador, 2003-04), Canguros de Parque Lefevre (Panama-CBS, 2004-05), Chorillo (Panama-MetroBasket, 2004-05), La Union Colon (Argentina-Liga A, 2005-06), Panteras de Miranda (Venezuela-LPB, 2005-06).
Son of Panama star David Peralta from the national team in the 1960s and 1970s, Jair Peralta spent four years in college in the United States before turning professional. A true point guard, he relies on his quickness at both ends of the court. Although Peralta's not known as a scorer, the short playmaker can be surprising on some nights, helped significantly by his three-point shot. On August 30th 2005, he was instrumental in a crucial win over eventual finalist Argentina at the FIBA Americas championship.
Peralta scored six points in the final 1 minute 25 seconds, ending up with 24 points. After a 1-3 start, Panama would capitalize on this win and eventually qualify for the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.