Norman Powell did not have much publicity heading into the spring, but his athleticism and scoring ability skyrocketed his stock, turning him into one of the best players on the West Coast.
Over the weekend, Powell capped off an excellent run by committing to UCLA.
“I picked UCLA because I feel that they can help me develop and get me ready for the next level,” he said. “I feel that since they are trying to move to an up-tempo style of play, I would fit in perfect for the change they are trying to make. And they can give me a good education at the same time.”
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Lincoln (Calif.) chose the Bruins over San Diego State, although he also had offers from Arizona, Arizona State and others.
“I feel that I can make a huge impact in the Pac-10,” Powell said. “I feel if I go in, work hard and do everything right, I can be one of the top players in the Pac-10.”