The 2012 prospect says he wasn't ready to commit anywhere in the fall.
"I just wasn't sure where I wanted to go yet and I didn't want to make a quick move and end up somewhere I didn't want to go. I just wanted to wait it out because I have a whole season to go," Powns said.
Powns says he's hearing mostly from five schools.
Of the schools on his list, Powns says he prefers two of them.
"LMU kind of stands out, that's my first choice so far," Powns said. "San Diego State too. LMU seems like a good fit for me. I know I could go in and play right away. At San Diego State I know I could play right away too and I could play with my former teammate Dwayne Polee."
Formally a two-guard that has moved to the point, Powns is happy with how his transition is going but is working hard to improve.
"I feel like I'm doing alright," he said. "I just need to limit turnovers and continue adapting to the point guard role. If I keep limiting turnovers I'm going to be alright."