The Arkansas Razorbacks are tapping the Tidewater region big time these days. Two years ago, Stefan Welsh signed with the Hogs and now John Pelphrey's team has gone big.
"That's my guy right there," Powell said of Welsh. "He's like my family."
Powell, a Tidewater native who attends Charlottesville (Va.) Miller School, averaged 22 points and 12 boards as a junior.
Arkansas worked him over and finally sold him on their style. "I was just talking to the coaches and a I like their system and how they play.
"Basically they kept it real with me. I asked them if I could play my first year and they said if I worked hard I could. I just built the relationship and Stefan was talking to me and I just liked."