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2024 four-star guard Jonathan Powell includes Indiana in top 6 schools



Centerville’s Jonathan Powell shoots a free throw during the Sneakers for Santa Shootout Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Brownsburg High School. High School Basketball Hs Boys Basketball Sneakers 4 Santa

As first reported by National Recruiting Expert for On3 Joe Tipton, class of 2024 four-star guard Jonathan Powell named his top six schools on Tuesday which included the Indiana basketball program. The Hoosiers were joined by Michigan State, Xavier, Ohio State, Clemson, and Virginia Tech.

Powell is ranked No. 95 in the 247Sports class of 2024 Composite Rankings, No. 114 in the 2024 Rivals150, and No. 98 in the On3 2024 Top Basketball Recruits.

The Centerville (OH) guard also played for All Ohio on the Nike EYBL Circuit during the first live period weekend before returning to Midwest Basketball Club to play on the Adidas 3SSB during this the second live period.

He was also teammates with 2023 Indiana guard Gabe Cupps in high school.

Indiana has been one of the main programs involved with Powell for a while and officially offered the four-star shooting guard back in May of 2022. Powell has visited Indiana multiple times this past year and Indiana assistant coach Brian Walsh has been the lead recruiter during his recruitment.

Of his top six, Powell has taken visits Indiana, Ohio State, and Xavier.

Powell spoke with National Basketball Scout & Recruiting Analyst for 247Sports Brandon Jenkins and said this about Mike Woodson and Indiana:

“Mike Woodson and his staff came from the NBA. He basically knows how to get guys to the NBA. They are a basketball school so who would not want to play there? Their history there is unmatched.”

HoosierIllustrated’s Kyler Staley had this to say about Powell last month when looking at the 2024 targets for Indiana:

“Powell is a player that has been on Indiana’s radar dating back to last year with Woodson and staff ramping up their attention once Powell joined 2023 Indiana signee Gabe Cupps at Centerville High School. At 6-6, Powell has some of the best scoring ability among his classmates and is good about creating offense for himself. He provides versatility on the offensive end being that he can play both on and off the ball consistently but has shown to be at his best when he has the ball and can make a play off the dribble. His length and athleticism gives him the chances to guard the wing and challenge outside shots. His recruitment overall has seen a steady rise and a big spring/summer could see even more schools become involved.”

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Kyler Staley is a Basketball Recruiting Analyst for Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Kyler has been in the basketball recruiting industry since 2019 and is a credentialed media member. He has covered Indiana since 2021 while continuing to also work for Prep Hoops Indiana. He has previously worked for Rivals.