Arkansas 2021 pledge Duncan Powell reopens recruitment

By: Dudley E. Dawson
Published: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
ESPN 4-star Duncan Powell and Coach Eric Musselman.
ESPN 4-star Duncan Powell and Coach Eric Musselman.

— Desoto, Texas, junior forward Duncan Powell has decided to re-open his recruitment.

Powell (6-7, 225), a 4-star prospect by ESPN who had committed to Arkansas and coach Eric Musselman on Sept. 26, 2019, announced his decision Wednesday in a post on his Twitter account.

“I would like to thank Coach Musselman and staff for believing in me and all the Arkansas fans for supporting me,” Powell wrote. However, I am re-opening my recruitment 100%.

“Arkansas will still be a heavily considered school. I just want to make sure I am making the right decision for my college career. Thank you all, Please respect my decision.”

Powell averaged 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists per game for the Eagles as a junior and had been slated to play for the Arkansas Woodz AAU team this spring before the coronavirus pandemic canceled tournaments.

Powell, ranked as ESPN’s No. 12 power forward in the 2021 class, recently praised the Arkansas fan base.

“I've never seen a fan base like Arkansas," Powell said. "They've been so supportive. I tweet, they're going to have a response. It's just crazy because I can have a bad day and I can literally tweet out, 'Arkansas fans, I had a bad day. What have ya'll been doing?' They'll lift me up and make me feel way better."

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