After so many college baskeball fans waited on the eligibility status of Pookie Powell, people were wondering whether or not he will be at Memphis before the fall semester kicks in. Well, the wait is over. Powell will be a Memphis Tiger this upcoming season. He will not have to sit out his freshman year, but do not expect him to play a lot of minutes. It is just good to finally see him here and the fans should welcome him with open arms and smiley faces. According to the Commercial Appeal, he will be able to enroll in class and receive financial aid.
The fans are happy that he’s here but he will not play a lot of minutes as a freshman. Look at who’s returning for the Tigers next season. You will have Geron Johnson, Chris Crawford, Joe Jackson, and possibly Michael Dixon (if he’s granted the waiver by the NCAA). Let’s not forget to mention that incoming freshman Markel Crawford and second year guard Damien Wilson will be on the roster for the Tigers. It is definitely good to see the 6-1, 190-pound guard from Orlando, Fla. finally in the city of Memphis and attending college.
Powell had mentioned over the weekend on Twitter that he was on his way to Memphis. When coach Pastner had got news that he was coming, he mentioned to the people that he’s not academically cleared. Well, he did the work in class over the summer and the NCAA cleared him to play at the collegiate level.
Powell will have a lot of catching up to do far as basketball is concerned. He missed the entire summer of workouts so, he should be ready to work hard and catch up with his teammates.
This article will be updated on tomorrow when more news comes out about Powell’s arrival to the University of Memphis.