After a summer spent impressing scouts on the AAU trail for his Grassroots Canada team and attending Nike camps headed by LeBron James and Amar'e Stoudemire, IMG Academy basketball program rising senior Dwight Powell has made a huge jump in the ESPN Top 100 rankings.
In just a few months, Powell has moved from No. 86 to No. 37 in the top 100 players in the Class of 2010. Paul Biancardi of Scouts Inc. placed Powell in the "Stock Up" section of a recent column on ESPN.com. Here's a snippet of what he wrote:
"Powell is one of the most skilled big guys in the country: He knocks down 3s and midrange jumpers without hesitation. He is capable of leading the fast break off a rebound."
See the whole column here.