Updated on 4/3/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Fairly good playmaker
May struggle to consistently create his own shot
Can struggle to score in traffic
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Not an elite ball handler
Only an average athlete
Justin Powell is a skilled combo guard that can shoot and pass the basketball. He had a solid freshman season, and he has seen his draft stock rise lately. He’s been praised for his feel for the game, and he’s played very well this year.
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. Still, he’s a big point guard that can play either backcourt position, and he could project into a backup role in the NBA.
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