Powell, coming off an injury that ended his year after two games in 2011-2012, looked much better than he did during August's Italy exhibition while tossing in a game-high 15 points for his Red team during a short scrimmage.
But Young's 12 points paced the White team to a 39-33 victory before a crowd of an estimated 5,000 at Bud Walton Arena.
"It felt great to see Marshawn move and play like that tonight," Young said. "If he is healthy, we are so much better as a team."
What made Young even happier was his St. Louis Cardinals rallying from a 6-0 deficit to beat Washington 9-7 in an NLDS elimination game.
He predicted it would happen with the Cards going into the ninth inning down 7-5.
"I told you, I told you," Young yelled while running down the hall after the game.
Powell believes that he is slowly getting to 100 percent and anxious to play for Razorback head coach Mike Anderson.
"I felt much better than I have in a long time and it was good to get out there and score some points and feel good running," said Powell, who is going to wear a knee brace this season. "We just went out there and played hard like Coach Anderson wants us to do."
Harris (6-6, 230) is a former Little Rock Central star who transferred from Houston this spring. He had eight points, four rebounds and two assists. He was also one of the three finalists in a dunk contest won by walk on Davion Spivey and also featuring Young.
He is waiting to hear on an appeal from the NCAA for immediate eligibility based on his mom dying in 2010 and needing to be near a younger sister.
"(The Razorbacks) could be good with or without me," Harris said. "But if I get to play, I think I could be a big key add on. We have a big group of guys and all of us are good. This is going to be a good season."
That's a sentiment shared by Anderson, who addressed the crowd before his team participated in a 20-minute scrimmage.
"Buckle it up, strap it on, get ready for this 2012-2013 team," said Anderson, who was not available after the game. "This will be your version of the "Fastest 40 Minutes of Basketball."
Harris averaged 13 points and eight rebounds last season for the Cougars.
He thought he was going to be offered a scholarship by former Arkansas coach John Pelphrey, but that never came.
"It feels great to be close to home where all my support is," Harris said. "I am two hours away from my sister and my family. It is something great because I will be able to see them right after my games."
Harris would certainly like to play this season, but knows that the NCAA might not rule in his favor.
"I've been prepared," Harris said. "It was a decision I made regardless of their (the NCAA decision). I knew it could be a possibility."
"They just said it is a process and they will do it ASAP," Harris said. "That's all they know. That's all that I know."
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White (39) – BJ Young 12, Alandise Harris 8, Kikko Haydar 6, Coty Clarke 4, JaCorey 4, Mardacus Wade 3, Dee Wagner 2
Red (33) – Marshawn Powell 15, Michael Qualls 9, Ky Madden 5, Hunter Mickelson 4
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In the women's scrimmage, sophomore point guard Cali Berna and freshman Dominique Wilson both had 10 points. Arkansas head coach Tom Collen was pleased with the effort.
"They got out and played hard," Colleen said. "We set a good tempo and that's something we've been working on in practice. I was pretty pleased with that."
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Marshawn Powell scores as Dee Wagner looks on.
BJ Young gets past Ky Madden for a basket early in the contest.
Houston transfer and former Little Rock Central star Alandise Harris made his Razorback debut on Friday.
Davion Spivey, the nephew of Razorback legend Scotty Thurman, won the dunk contest.
All photos by Marc F. Henning.