#33 Dwight Powell | F

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Height: 6'10"

Weight: 240

Position: Power Forward

Team: Stanford

Class: Senior

Right-handed… The Canadian product progressed nicely as his freshman season went along, particularly in conference play, where he moved into the starting lineup and gave coach Johnny Dawkins some nice production. Unfortunately, his game really regressed in his sophomore season…This athletic, though undersized 4-man, has a versatile skill set. He is able to put the ball on the floor, handle it on the perimeter or take it to the rim, but also possesses the toughness to bang inside and rebound… Powell is a mobile big man with a long, lean frame that is more than capable of filling out… He is most comfortable on the perimeter, using shot-fakes to get his man in the air or off-balance. With his quick first-step, Powell got to the rim at a decent rate, but we would like to see him get there with more consistency… As he continues to develop, Powell will certainly become more of a well-known name coming from the West Coast, but still has a lot to learn; he started playing basketball later than most (at just 14 years old).

At this point in his development, Powell has a long way to go to fill out his frame with enough strength to compete at the next level. Even with his quick first step and ball-handling skills, Powell struggles to finish at the rim due to his lack of strength… Powell needs to continue to hone his perimeter skills if he wants to play out there. He needs to convert at a higher-rate from the mid-range and 3-point line… Powell does not have much of a post-game due to his lack of strength to finish around the rim and the lower body strength to hold his positioning in the blocks… Defensively, his lack of strength hurts him as he was consistently backed down and ended up in foul trouble hampering him on many occasions.
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