Strengths: A tremendous outside shooter who needs only a sliver of daylight to get his shot off, Powell is tough to slow down once he gets going. Capable of playing with or without the ball in his hands, Powell finds a way to get into the scoresheet, whether it’s attacking in transition or finding space on the perimeter and waiting for a feed from a teammate. Becoming a more all-around scorer who can create off the bounce and finish tough buckets around the rim. Strong-bodied guard who isn’t easily muscled off the ball.
Weaknesses: Though he’s worked on his body, still needs to continue to improve his conditioning to be the best player he can be, especially on the defensive end. Needs to work on being more of a point guard, because he’ll be small for an off-guard at the next level.
Overall: He doesn’t have optimal size for his position, but Powell’s productivity on both the high school and AAU circuits is impossible to deny. In the right multi-guard system where he can find open spots in opposing defenses, Powell could be an impact player right away at the mid-to-high-major level with his shooting ability.
Last Updated: May 4, 2015