The No. 111 ranked player in the Rivals150 Brandon Powell has come a long way from playing center as an eighth grader to being a high major prospect as a shooting guard. Powell,6-foot-3, 195-pounds from Mitchell High School in Memphis, Tenn., has official trimmed his list to six schools.
"I'm down to Memphis, Tennessee, Florida, Colorado, UAB and USC," said Powell. "They are all about the same to me, and it doesn't matter where I go in the country to play. I just want to play. Playing time is the most important thing to me."
Powell, who has unofficially visited Tennessee and Memphis, will decide what schools out of his top six to visit once he is able to sit down with his mother and discuss the matter.
"I'm not sure who I will visit right now," said Powell. "I'm going to sit down with my mother at the end of this month, and we will figure that out."
Playing along high profile prospect Thaddeus Young, Powell expects Mitchell to win a state championship this year. Although they came up short last year with a loaded team, Powell expects a more thoughtful approach to the game to make the difference this season.
Although Young, the No. 3 ranked player in the Rivals150 receives the bulk of attention, Mitchell Athletic Director Henry Baskins had plenty of praise for Powell.
"Out of all our players, Brandon is the one we are most proud of," said Baskins. "Knowing what he has gone through in his life and the fact that he used to play center, he is the most improved of all our players."
A lights out shooter from the arc, Powell also plays both ends of the court with intensity, rebounding and defending his position at a high level.