Junior Update: Leon Powe

Leon Powe, a 6-7 power forward from Oakland, ranks among the top players in the country. We spoke with him recently and learned that he has a few schools in mind for official visits...

We spoke with Leon Powe, 6-7 JR PF Oakland (Calif.) Tech, recently and learned that, while he doesn't yet have a list of schools, he has given some thought to where he might visit. "North Carolina, Duke, Maryland and Arizona," Powe said. "And Cal, but I can go there whenever I want unofficially."

We asked if he had already been to the Cal campus and Powe said, "Yeah, I've been there many times, going to games." When we asked about Marquis Kately and Ayinde Ubaka, his teammates on the Oakland Soldiers, Powe said, "We're all tight. Coach Braun is trying to get all three of us. Marquis will be there after he goes to prep school next year."

According to Powe, Lebron James, the #1 ranked player in the country, will be playing with the Soldiers this summer. "Lebron will be with us," said Powe.

Powe told us that he hasn't really thought about a time frame for his decision. "I haven't thought about making an early or late decision. I'll take some trips before deciding."

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