Leon Powe To Have Surgery

Here is a note from Calvin Andrews, Leon Powe's AAU coach:
At a tournament this past weekend in Houston Texas, Leon Powe injured his knee. It has been confirmed by MRI that he has torn his left anterior curciate ligament (ACL). Leon is expected to have surgery next week and start his way toward a strong and speedy recovery.
The surgery and rehab is being preformed by the renowned Dr. Art Ting and his staff. Dr. Ting thinks that Leon will return in the next 4-6 months and be better than before.
Powe is widely regarded as one of the top 5 juniors in the country, and is determined to return at that same form. Leon and his family would appreciate your prayers and support, as he goes through another tough period in his life.
Powe, a 6-9, 232-pound forward from Oakland Tech in California, had a great year as a junior. Powe was one of the players that stood out to this past summer when we watched him.
Mike Sullivan and Russ Blake both had a chance to watch him display his skills during the summer AAU sessions. Last year as a sophomore Powe averaged 25 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks. This season Powe averaged 29 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, two steal and three blocks per game.
Powe has a short list -- Duke, Kentucky, California, Louisville, Florida, Kansas, and North Carolina, according to his AAU coach, Calvin Andrews.