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Justin Powell’s dad says there is “dialogue” with Kentucky

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Powell is still seeking the “right fit.”

NCAA Basketball: Auburn at Central Florida Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

There has indeed been dialogue between Auburn transfer Justin Powell and the Kentucky Wildcats per a report from Kyle Tucker of the Athletic.

Tucker responded to a tweet from KSR’s Drew Franklin Friday that simply featured a photo of Powell without context, stating that he had talked to Powell’s father and that there is a “dialogue” with Kentucky and that they’re “just trying to find the right fit.”

Powell is a graduate of North Oldham High School in Goshen, Kentucky, who signed with Bruce Pearl and Auburn out of high school in 2020.

As a freshman this past season, he averaged 11.7 points for the Tigers while shooting an impressive 44.2% from three-point range. He also added 6.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists from his shooting guard position.

The 6-6 rising sophomore would be the perfect fit for a Kentucky team that struggled to find any shooting rhythm from downtown, which played a major role in what wound up as a 9-16 season and a first-round exit in the SEC Tournament.

In addition to Kentucky, Powell has reportedly received interest from Louisville, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Texas, Texas Tech Gonzaga, UCLA, Washington State and several others.

Despite Kentucky seemingly being the favorite, there has yet to be a prediction logged in Powell’s 247 Sports Transfer Crystal Ball. It sounds like we may be waiting until the SEC decides whether or not to change its intraconference transfer rule before Powell makes a decision on his next school.

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