As a four-star prospect at 6-foot-1, Powell has a unique ability to score off the dribble and from the perimeter. On top of that he has developed as a floor general, and that helped his game go to a new level while playing with the Showtime Ballers on the AAU circuit.
Powell issued his commitment to the Memphis coaching staff on Saturday following a talk with his parents and AAU Coach Diana Neal.
By issuing his commitment, Powell is now the third pledge for the Tigers in the 2013 class. He joins five-star Nick King and three-star Markel Crawford to form one of the better classes in the country to date. King and Crawford are both Memphis natives, so this is the first out of state pledge for Josh Pastner and his coaching staff.
Currently Powell is the No. 84 prospect in the country and the No. 20 floor general.