ESPN 100 PG commits to Memphis 

September, 15, 2012
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Memphis head coach Josh Pastner received a big commitment Saturday from 6-foot, 170-pound point guard Rashawn "Pookie" Powell (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips), who is ranked No. 90 overall and No. 22 at his position in the ESPN 100. Powell picked the Tigers over Illinois and Alabama, all of whom recently came for in-home visits.

"I feel Memphis will help me improve my game and the coaching staff will help me take my game to the next level and become a pro," Powell said.

Rashawn Powell
Courtesy of Diana NealESPN 100 PG Rashawn Powell committed to Memphis.
Memphis assistant coach Damon Stoudamire, who is a former University of Arizona star and NBA point guard, was the lead in the Powell recruitment, and Powell shares many similarities with his future position coach. Both are attacking, scoring point guards who can get buckets in a variety of ways in addition to setting up teammates and running the offense.