The rise of North Carolina 2024 commit Drake Powell continues.
After committing to the Tar Heels in 2022, Powell has improved his game and the result is a rise in the recruiting rankings and a fifth star on 247Sports. Powell continued his great game his freshman year of high school and on the AAU cycle and his stock continues to grow.
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With 247Sports ready to release updated recruiting rankings for the 2024 class, writer Adam Finkelstein noted that Powell would be a riser in the new update when it is released. And that’s good news for UNC fans:
Drake Power made an early commitment to the school in his hometown, North Carolina, in September of his junior year after officially attending them.
At the time, he was ranked No. 58 in the National Class of 2024. He made a remarkable leap during the high school season, climbing all the way to No. 19, and may not be done yet.
While Powell’s scoring has been inconsistent at times this spring (he averages 12.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists on 44% shooting from the floor, 18% from three and 79% from the free throw line), there is so much to do. like about what he brings to the table. He’s athletic and competitive, a two-way player, and he’s still improving at a rapid pace. The shooting should of course keep coming, but there’s nothing mechanically glaring that should prevent it. Those other marks usually translate in the long run and so there’s a lot of optimism that his best basketball is still ahead of him.
Powell continues to earn praise for his play on the field as of late and with UNC having a big league in 2024, he’s making it even better.
As of today, the 6-foot-5, 170-pound forward is ranked No. 19 nationally, the No. 7 small forward and No. 3 player in the state of North Carolina according to the 247Sports Recruiting Rankings. But how far will it rise? Can he crack the Top 15?