Powell trims list

Point guard RaShawn Powell has managed to narrow his list down to seven.

After a big spring playing for the Florida Showtime Ballers, Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips star Rashawn Powell has narrowed down his list. Seven schools made the cut for Powell, and now he wants to make visits.

At 6-foot-1 with an uncanny ability to score, Powell picked up 13 high-major offers over the past year. He signature performance was a 47 point effort during the month of July, and now a potential bump to four-star status in the works.

After talking things over with his coaches and his family, Powell has narrowed his list down to seven schools.

"I am still considering Memphis, Alabama, Murray State, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Illinois, and Oklahoma State," said Powell.

Powell broke down all seven of his finalists and talked about what helped them make the cut.

Memphis: I like the coaching staff. Josh Pastner calls me, and then also assistant coach Damon Stoudamire also calls me a lot. I think I would fit real good in their program, and it would be great to be coached by a former NBA player. I like them, I really like them.

Alabama: I like their coaching staff as well. They are in touch, and they have a good basketball program. I know they will develop me as a player.

Murray State: I really like them because their style of play fits me perfectly. The way their coach lets their guards play fits what I am looking for in a school.

Seton Hall: It is close to where my family is from. My parents are from up that way, and that would allow me to play in front of family. The coaches want me to visit, so I think I will do a visit there.

Virginia Tech: They have been there for a long time. Now that it is a new staff nothing has changed. They have always been near the top of my list. The coach always checks on me and he came to most of my games, and that says a lot.

Illinois: It is a good conference. I would like to play in the Big Ten. Also the coaches have had a couple of NBA prospects. They let their guards play and it is a point guard system.

Oklahoma State: The coaches are talking real good. They are saying I am their number one target. Their style of play is fast paced, so I really like them.

At this point the next step for Powell will be setting up some official visits.

"I will take some visits in the fall, but I am not sure on the dates yet," he explained.

Currently Powell is rated as the No. 27 point guard in the country, but he is due for a bump when the rankings are updated.

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