Updated on 6/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
College: Washington State
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Struggles to consistently create his own shot
Can struggle to score in traffic
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Not an elite ball handler
Struggles to guard quicker players
Only an average athlete
Can be too inconsistent in games
Justin Powell is a skilled combo guard that can shoot and pass the basketball. He’s been praised for his feel for the game, and he had a solid freshman season. On the other hand, he’s only an average athlete and he can struggle to handle heavy ball pressure and double teams, and while he had 9 assists, he also committed 7 turnovers in a December 30th loss to Arkansas as a freshman. Still, it was surprising that he transferred away from Tennessee, given how productive he was as a freshman for them.
This year at Tennessee, he’s played more of a spot-up role as a shooter off the bench for them. Still, he’s a versatile guard that can play either backcourt position, and he could project into a backup role in the NBA.
247 Sports’ Article on Powell Transferring to Tennessee
247Sports’ Article on Powell Transferring to Washington State
12/30/20 Auburn vs. Arkansas
12/7/21 Tennessee vs. Texas Tech
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