Myles Powell Rumors
Adam Zagoria: Myles Powell will be signing a free agent deal with the Knicks, per source. Story coming
Adam Zagoria: Ahead of the NBA Draft, Kevin Willard says Myles Powell’s “body looks great” and he’s getting “unbelievable feedback from NBA teams.” Said he and Ro Gill can come back to campus any time and he won’t’ care if they give him COVID. “They’re like my sons.”
NBA GM’s voted on a list of 105 players for invitations to the NBA Draft Combine. The top 60-70 vote-getters received invites to the Combine, although it remains unclear at this point if the Combine will actually happen. It could be virtual, sources said. The official invite list has yet to be released, but sources said Seton Hall’s Myles Powell, Marquette’s Markus Howard and Xavier’s Naji Marshall were invited from the Big East. The NBA Draft withdrawal deadline is Aug. 3. The Draft is set for Oct. 16.
Kevin Willard said he had been hearing from NBA personnel about Myles Powell all season, but Powell’s immediate future remains in limbo. “I’m trying to take it day-by-day, I found myself doing some push-ups and sit-ups, I’m trying to run outside, it’s been nice the past couple of days,” Powell said. “I’m trying to do anything to keep my head up high. It’s kind of rough, you know?”
Powell was asked if he had a dream team he’d like to play for in the NBA. Being a Trenton native, he likes the team closest to his hometown. “Me growing up really close to Philly when A.I. [Allen Iverson] was there, just wanting to be like ‘The Answer,’” he said. “My favorite football team was the Eagles, my favorite baseball team is the Phillies. Philadelphia, that stadium is 30 minutes from my home … That would be a dream come true, like wow, the Sixers, and it’s so close to home, but anywhere that would want to take a chance with me that feels it’s the perfect fit for me, I would love it.”
Former NBA guard J.R. Smith, who played at St. Benedict’s Prep and watched several Seton Hall games the last few seasons, has given him support in the process, too. “He’s just telling me to do enjoy my senior year,” he said. “You don’t have many times like this where you’re one of the best players in the country so just having J.R. in my corner, him having so many highs and so many lows, just having somebody like that in your corner, it just helps.”