UTEP secure commitment from Buffalo guard Yazid Powell
EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Buffalo guard Yazid Powell announced his commitment to UTEP on Sunday via his socials.
The 6-4 guard averaged 13 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists last season while shooting 42% for the season.
Powell played two seasons at Harcum Junior College before transferring to Buffalo for one season.
In the 2020-21 season for Harcum Junior, Powell earned NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American.
Prior to his two seasons at Harcum, Powell played one year at the Community College of Beaver County, where he averaged 14.1 points per game. His highlight that season came a day after his idol Kobe Bryant passed away, where he honored the NBA great by scoring 81 points in a game, intentionally air-balling his final free throw to match Bryant's greatest NBA scoring performance.
Before beginning his career at the Community College of Beaver County, he played prep ball at a number of schools including Rocktop Academy (PA) and Olympus Prep Academy (NJ).
The Miners now have one more scholarship spot to fill.