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Dwight Powell

  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-11 / 234
  • Birthdate: 07/20/1991
  • College: Stanford
Round 2: Pick 45
Drafted By: Charlotte Hornets 
 
Prospect Analysis

Strengths

  • Has stretch four potential
  • Excellent passer
  • Intelligent
  • Mobility

 

Weaknesses

  • Not a great rebounder
  • Has to get bigger and stronger

 

NBA projection: Powell has been projected as a second-round pick.

 

2013-14 Season

Powell earned first-team All-Pac 12 honors after leading the Cardinal to the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16. He was also voted the Pac-12’s Scholar-Athlete

 

Key statistics: 14.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.8 bpg, 2.9 tpg, 32.4 mpg, .462 FG, .256 3PT, .687 FT

 

Cool statistic: At 6-foot-11, Powell led the Cardinal in assists (112) and steals (47).

 

Reminds me of: Austin Daye

 

What Insiders Say

Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins

“I think Dwight Powell will have a long NBA career. I think his skill set is suitable for that level of play. I think his versatility … he is 6-foot-10, 235. The way the NBA moved to more small ball, I think a lot of forwards are similar to him. Guys that are more versatile, can step out, put the ball on the floor and pass. I think he fits especially the way the NBA has transitioned into a little more small ball.”

 

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