Texas 4-star PF Duncan Powell commits to A&T

Top 100 player Duncan Powell is committing to North Carolina A&T State University for the Class of 2021.

Powell is the latest high ranking recruit to make a splash at an Historically Black College & University. Four months after 5-star forward Makur Maker picked Howard, the Aggies received a commitment Tuesday from ESPN100 power forward Duncan Powell of DeSoto, Texas.

Powell’s decision was sealed because of his relationship with A&T coach Will Jones and assistant coach Ahmad Dorsett.

Powell, ranked No. 85 in the Class of 2021 by ESPN and No. 17 at his position, chose the Aggies from a group of finalists that also included Hampton, Dayton, Old Dominion and Texas-San Antonio. The 6-foot-8, 220-pound four-star recruit committed to Arkansas in September, but reopened his recruitment in April.

He is believed to be the highest-rated recruit in the N.C. A&T program’s history.

Powell averaged 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists per game as a junior, but recently announced that he will not play his senior season at DeSoto, which is located in the Dallas suburbs, “to prepare for the next chapter of my career.” That chapter will be at N.C. A&T.

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