Scorer Rashawn Powell puts on a show in Vegas

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
Rashawn Powell's scoring exploits have numerous suitors on his trail. (Dr. Phillips High School)

LAS VEGAS – With his Florida Assault Showtime AAU team down by nearly 20 in the final minutes, Rashawn Powell continued to foul and send DC Assault to the free-throw stripe.

From the sidelines, it was sort of confusing – until one looked at the stat sheet. Powell finished with 47 points, and was making an effort to get to 50 before the end of the game.

Powell did fall just short of 50, but his confidence and extremely deep range from behind the arc were on display throughout the weekend.

“The team I'm on now, it's hard to pass, so I have to score a lot,” Powell said. “I'm improving on a lot of stuff. I'm leading my team, being a leader on the floor.”

Powell, a 6-foot scorer from Dr. Phillips High School (Fla.), has all the tools to put up points at the next level. He can get to the rim and knows how to finish through contact. With that said, his size could hinder him if he's solely a scorer.

Teams are recruiting him as a scoring guard who can also run the show.

“In college, I'll be a point guard,” Powell said.

Memphis, Kansas State, Alabama, UCF, Oklahoma State and Murray State have all offered Powell, but there are no favorites right now.

He will likely wait until the spring to decide.

“I'm looking for a coach that will let me play my game and be the ball-handler,” Powell said.

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