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Rivals150 PF Duncan Powell Commits to Arkansas

Rivals150 power forward Duncan Powell.
Rivals150 power forward Duncan Powell. (Swin City)

Before making a dent in his four-plus scholarships for the 2020 class, first-year Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman has landed a 2021 prospect. Desoto native Duncan Powell called the Hogs on Thursday night, less than two weeks after visiting the Hill for the first time.

Powell, who holds six total offers, received his offer on his visit and was tempted to commit on the spot. His other offers include SMU, Tulsa, TCU and Ole Miss. Powell is one of 21 2021 offers dished out so far by the Arkansas staff and one of eight offers over 6-foot-7.

The Texas native's lead recruiter was assistant Chris Crutchfield who has a reputation of being a great recruiter, here at Arkansas and back at University of Oklahoma.

Arkansas could have three or more scholarships available for players to join Powell on the Hill in 2021.

Analyst's Take

Really solid forward that might be best used as a small ball 4-man. Fairly tough and really good with the basketball. He has a good IQ for the game and is a decent athlete, not a great one, but is best served in a shot making capacity.

Powell can really shoot it to the perimeter from off of the catch but also a capable mid-range scorer off of the bounce. In all, it’s a very solid add for Arkansas and the beginning of the Eric Musselman era.

- Corey Evans, Rivals National Hoops Analyst