Georgia Southern Signs Willie Powers

November 8th, 2006

STATESBORO, Ga. – Head Coach Jeff Price announced the signing of two-time Gainesville Sun Player of the Year Willie Powers to the 2007-08 Georgia Southern men’s basketball team Wednesday afternoon.

Powers, a 6-2, 180 senior guard at P.K. Yonge High School in Gainesville, Fla., averaged 17.9 points per game last season for Coach Mark Grisseck’s squad and shot 82.3 percent from the line. He averaged 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game and shot 46.5 percent from beyond the arc.

Along with being named Gainesville Sun Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, Powers was named FACA North Central Florida Player of the Year and was named Second Team All-State for Class 3A.

“Willie is a very talented guard from a highly successful high school program,” said Price. “He should follow in the path of the other impact guards we’ve had at GSU over the past seven years.”

Powers attends the same high school as former Eagle Terry Williams (2001-05), and as a sophomore, posted 14.4 points per game, collected 4.4 rebounds per contest and managed 3.1 assists per outing. He shot 46.8 percent from 3-point land and 77.8 percent from the line. Powers was named First Team All-State for Class 2A and First Team FACA All-North Central Florida for his sophomore season.

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