If you are a college basketball fan, you have heard the name Myles Powell. The 6’2 senior guard at Seton Hall has been an elite score his entire career but this man looks to be on a mission in his final season with the Pirates.
As a freshman, he was a dependable scorer off the bench, averaging 10.7 points per game. He earned a starting role as a sophomore and his numbers continued to rise to 15.5 points as a sophomore and 23.1 points last year.
This season, he seems to be on an ultimate scoring spree as he is averaging 24.2 points per game, which includes a four-minute, 0-point performance vs. Stony Brook (he sprained his ankle early on). Taking out that game one game, Powell is averaging 29 points per game which would lead the nation. That includes a 37-point performance vs. No. 3 Michigan State and a 32-point performance vs. No. 11 Oregon.
There is no doubt about it, Powell is a prolific scorer and his ability to score inside the arc and from three is impressive. His ability to create and score on the move is elite at the college level and shows that as long as he can get his shot off, it has a good chance of going in.
He is shooting 42.5 percent from the floor and 43 percent from three to start the season, nearly averaging five three’s per game. Powell plays with a killer mentality on the floor, showing he can take over a game whenever he wants and looking to prove he is the best. He also has an incredible touch to play through contact and getting downhill, just as impressive as his NBA range from deep.
Once Powell steps on the floor, he is looking to prove himself each and every night. Starting this season, he has done just that. His draft status wasn’t high last year but his game speaks for himself and NBA scouts should be taking notice. With his skillset of being a lethal scorer, his draft stock should certainly be on the rise.
One thing is for sure though, Powell is must-see TV for any fan of basketball.