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Marshawn Powell

  • Full Name: Marshawn Powell
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 240
  • Birthdate: January 15, 1990
  • College: Arkansas
 

Strengths
- Inside-outside scorer who can make 3s
- Great leaper
- Competes

Weaknesses
- Tweener size

NBA projection
Powell's name hasn't turned up in any mock drafts. If he has a chance to stick with an NBA team, it's because of his inside-outside scoring ability.

2012-13 Season
Powell showed no ill effects from missing the 2011-12 season with a knee injury, earning second-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches. He scored a career-high 33 points against Oklahoma and led Arkansas in free throws made, free throws attempted, defensive rebounds, total rebounds and rebounding average. He was also second on the team in minutes played, field-goal percentage and blocked shots.

Key statistics
14.5 ppg | 5.3 rpg | 1.6 apg | 1.7 tpg | 1.1 spg | 1.1 bpg | 25.5 mpg | .493 FG | .360 3PT | .664 FT

Cool statistic
Powell was only the fifth player in Arkansas history to record at least 1,000 points , 450 rebounds, 75 blocked shots and 100 assists in his career.

Reminds me of...
Jared Dudley

What Insiders Say
Arkansas coach Mike Anderson
"He is a skilled forward who can stretch the defense because of his ability to shoot. He can also create by putting it on the floor and has a nice post up game. I feel that his best basketball is in front of him."

What Outsiders Say
Mississippi State coach Rick Ray
"The thing that's unique about Marshawn is he doesn't need to have deep post position or an angle. Most post guys, in this day and age, they need some sort of an angle or deep post position in order to score. ... He has a total package of what you're looking for in a skilled forward."

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch