Elite Visitor

Marshawn Powell (6-8, 225), who played Tuesday in Orlando before Razorback head coach John Pelphrey, will be in Arkansas this weekend for the program's Elite Camp and says he could once again be a Razorback commit if all goes well.

One-time University of Arkansas basketball commit Marshawn Powell could be back in the fold as a future Razorback in the near future.

Powell (6-8, 225) had a spectacular day Tuesday for his Boo Williams squad in the 17-and-under national championship tournament in Orlando with UA head coach John Pelphrey looking on.

"I think it was one of the better games I have played this summer," Powell added. "Everything was working for me today."

Powell, who starred for The Miller School in Charlottesville, Virginia and will be back there this fall, has plans to be in Arkansas on Friday when the Razorbacks host their Elite Camp.

"I will be there on Friday and I am looking forward to it," Powell said. "One of the reasons I de-commited was because I had never been there and thought I needed to take a step back and slow down."

That said, Powell – who is good friends with current UA junior guard Stefan Welsh - could be committed again by next week.

"I love the way Arkansas plays," Powell said. "They let their post players play like their guards. They don't put handcuffs on them. They run the floor, they handle it. I feel like that is the kind of games that fits me best."

Powell, who averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds last season and is ranked as the 63rd-best player nationally by Scout.com, has heard from Welsh recently.

"I talked to him right before I came down here for this tournament and he can't wait for me to get up there for the Elite Camp," Welsh said. "He's told me how great the coaches are, how it's a great place to play and how they don't put handcuffs on you. He wants me to come to Arkansas and play."

In recent stories, Powell has mentioned that Virginia – who has not offered - is either equal with or ahead of Arkansas.

"Arkansas is still my number one pick," Powell said. "I was supposed to meet the with the Virginia coaches on August 1st, but I am going to Arkansas for their camp instead. If I like what I see, I could commit again next week. I really just need to see it and get a feel for it."

Powell and Boo Williams, which won the Peach Jam in early July, got a chance to play before a nationally televised audience Saturday when they took on BABC in Orlando.

"That was fun," Powell said. "All my family and friends got a chance to see me play on national TV like we were in college or something. I tried to do it up right."

Powell, who has grown an inch this summer, is continuing to work on his game.

"I can really rebound and score in the paint," Powell said. "What I am working on is my outside shooting and my ball-handling. If that gets better, I will feel like I am a really complete player."


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