Given the fact that July is right around the corner, it feels like no better time to start introducing some of the players that college coaches should be monitoring. Going into the busiest recruiting month of the year, our Summer Havoc should be a hotbed for coaches and players alike. As usual, Phenom Hoops will have prospects of all levels in attendance. This series will continue by taking a closer look at Jackson Powers of Davie County and NC Spartans Pittman.
We’ve watched Powers throughout his journey, recently stating, “There are plenty of prospects who are simply wired differently than their peers, and Powers definitely fits that notion. Although strong, skilled, and productive, it truly all starts with his nonstop motor and selfless mentality. Powers is a blue-collar big man with great touch, toughness, rebounding instincts, and inside-out offensive ability. He overwhelms opponents with his sheer activity level, both on the glass and when making hustle plays, and will do anything possible to provide his team with an edge. Powers is a quality screener, finisher, and floor-spacer who understands how to take advantage of what the opposition is giving him. For a pretty sturdy guy, he gets off the floor quickly and is capable of securing or competing for multiple rebounds in the same position. Powers also plays through contact, makes smart passes, and contains his assignment well defensively. Given everything he brings to the table as a double-double machine, expect him to turn heads over these next two seasons.”
It feels like only a matter of time before Powers becomes a legitimate priority for various types of college-level programs. He’s a tough, unselfish, high-motor big man with a winning mentality and a long list of favorable intangibles. Powers is so naturally productive through his blue-collar approach and willingness to do whatever possible to impact a game. He’s a great rebounder with the combination of strength and activity to consistently outwork opponents for extra opportunities. Powers finishes around the basket, spaces the floor extremely well, and simply knows how to battle within the paint. He runs the floor hard in transition, passes effectively for his size, and contains his assignment properly on defense. Given his productive, low-maintenance identity, expect his recruitment to start blossoming over the coming months. Powers can be seen by college coaches at our Summer Havoc Live on July 6-7.