Powell Will Stay On West Coast

James Powell, an underrated point guard from Glendora (Calif.), has given a verbal commitment to a Big West program...

James Powell, 6-1 SR PG Glendora (Calif.) High, has committed to UC Santa Barbara, according to a source close to the recruitment.

Powell is a very good shooter with a nice understanding of the game. He can play either guard spot, with the strength to defend a shooting a guard and the feel to play the one.

Other schools involved in Powell's recruitment included Pacific, Loyola Marymount, Wyoming and Portland.

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