Powell Parlays Strong Summer Into Interest

Dwight Powell was impressive at a number of events this spring and summer, including Pangos All-American Camp, the Nike Hoop Jamboree and at the adidas Super 64. His strong performance has led to attention from a number of high major programs.

Dwight Powell surfaced early in the spring and spent the rest of his time on the circuit building a strong reputation. When the dust settled at the end of the summer, Powell had earned himself a spot in Scout.com's 2010 Top 75.

"With Grassroots we played good as a team and we got a big win (adidas Super 64), which we set our eyes on at the beginning of the summer," Powell said. "We pulled together well. It was a good summer overall."

"That was great," he said of winning the Super 64. "We played really well, but that was to be expected with the team that we brought. That was the best team we've put together with Grassroots so far. We came out with the goal to win and we did so."

With the summer complete, Powell's attention has turned to working out at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy.

"Right now we are working in the afternoons," the 2010 prospect said. "We spend some time in the gym and then we get on the court and do some drills. Then we have a break and we come back and get after it again in drills."

"Right now I'm working on getting my conditioning back to game level so I can compete with the best," he continued.

Powell already holds a scholarship offer from USC, while Stanford, Virginia, Texas, Florida, Kansas, South Florida and Marquette have all shown initial interest. Stanford, Virginia and USC watched him in open gym this past week.

"It's increased a lot over the past weeks," Powell, a 6-foot-9, 205-pound PF, said about his recruitment.

"I'm not planning on committing early," Powell said. "I'm paying attention to the schools and what they have to offer, but I'm not really making any decisions right now. I'm just working on getting my rankings up from 45."

Powell was set to unofficially visit Florida recently, but due to a hurricane the campus was shut down. He doesn't have any other visits set up at this time.

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