authors Michael gallagher
Simply days after the Tennessee males’s basketball crew misplaced first-year goaltender Jaden Springer within the NBA Draft, the Vols landed their potential substitute.
Auburn goaltender Justin Powell introduced on Saturday he was transferring to Knoxville after only one season with the Tigers. He first entered the NCAA switch portal on March 10.
“I’m very grateful for my time at Auburn,” Powell advised 247Sports. “Due to Bruce Pearl, the Auburn employees, my teammates, coaches, medics and everybody at Auburn, however I felt it was the most effective resolution for me proper now.
The arrival of Powell ought to ease the sting of the loss for Springer, who led the crew with 12.5 factors per sport and was the crew’s finest 3-point shooter (43.5%).
The 6-foot-6 Powell averaged 11.7 factors, 6.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists per sport in 10 video games final yr. He shot 42.9 p.c from the sector, 44.2 p.c from the 3-point vary and averaged 26.7 minutes per sport.
Powell’s season was minimize quick after struggling a late-season concussion Jan. 2 in opposition to Texas A&M.
A 3-star capturing goaltender, Powell was the nation’s No. 30 ranked capturing goaltender and No. 185 rookie final yr based on the 247Sports composite rankings. He was the third ranked participant within the state of Kentucky behind four-star energy ahead JJ Traynor (Louisville) and three-star middle Gethro Muscadin (Kansas).
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