It was a huge summer for shooting guard Myles Powell. The three-star shooting guard was as productive as nearly anybody in the country, and now five schools remain in the mix for his services.
“I think I had a real big summer, which was what I expected,” said Powell. “I knew coming in that I had to prove something and that I had a chip on my shoulder. It started with the NBA Players Camp, and I don’t think I was invited until the last day and I think I proved I should have been there.”
He continued, “After that I led the Peach Jam in threes and top eight in scoring before going to the Nike Global Challenge. I led the entire Global Challenge in scoring, so I had a great time there and made the all-tournament team and the MVP of USA East, so overall I had a great summer.”
After initially cutting his list down to eight schools, Powell just further cut his list down to five. Comprising that list is Pittsburgh, Virginia Commonwealth, DePaul, Seton Hall, and Connecticut.
According to Powell it was very difficult to make this decision.
“It was very hard to narrow my list,” said Powell. “There were a lot of schools that I liked that I had to eliminate just because it wasn’t the best situation for me.”
Powell went on, “I just sat down with my father, my mother, and my AAU coach Jimmy Salmon and we went over every school, and we figured out the top eight that we figured would be best, and we just figured out which five schools were best for me to visit.
The visits will tell the story for who eventually gets a commitment from Powell, but the process of narrowing things down included a lot of factors.
“I looked at things like where can I contribute, which places are best for me, will I be over recruited, and just all of the little things that will help me figure out where I want to go and what will be best for my basketball career,” explained Powell.
The plan for Powell is to make all of his official visits before issuing a college commitment.