Death, taxes and increased # of posts on GH when something negative happens. Just like when DP left we will never now all the factors that lead to her decision. I want all our student athletes to be successful in their future endeavors. Go Gophers !
Jasmine Powell, a transfer point from Minnesota, has committed to Tennessee.
The 5-6 point guard from Detroit visited Tennessee last week and took in the 86-64 win over Mississippi State at Thompson-Boling Arena in the penultimate game of the regular season. Powell played nearly three seasons at Minnesota before entering the transfer portal in January and will be a senior next season for the Lady Vols.
She is an elite defender and, combined with the point and combo guards returning to Tennessee for the 2022-23 season, including Jordan Walker, Jordan Horston, Brooklynn Miles and Kaiya Wynn, will allow the Lady Vols to be a team that picks up its defense full court and can do so for long stretches with its depth. Powell also racks up assists and can shoot to the arc.
Powell was on the All-Big Ten freshman team at Minnesota, as well as All-Big 10 second team as a sophomore when she averaged 14.5 points, 5.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals.
I will be curious to see how well Jasmine does there.I knew Kellie Harper when she was with Missouri State. She was a great hire for Tennessee. Good coach and leader, very intense. Wishing Powell the best at Tennessee. Much higher standard at Tennessee then here for sure.
You may think she is a ball hog but consider the quality of teammates and lack of foot speed and reaction time of her teammates at MN. GOPHERS are slow with a few exceptions. If she is good enough a player to get a scholarship at Tennessee, she is considered a fairly good player. I think your comment reflects more on Minnesota'a inability to recruit and keep talented players. Clearly not right going on at Minnesota right now. Losing games and not being able to finish teams off is a continued problem that festers all if these cracks.Good luck playing there ball hog
I wouldn't be surprised you surround Jaz with better talent, better coaching, she could really end up being the steal of the portal. She will be held accountable and I think she needed that.Interview with Jaz: She covers fitting in with the Lady Vol offense, defense and culture plus her visit to Knoxville.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee women's basketball head coach Kellie Harper confirmed Wednesday that she has received SEC Grants-in-Aid (GIA) and Institutional Financial Aid Agreements (IFAA) from highly-touted incoming transfers Rickea Jackson from Mississippi State University and Jasmine Powell from the University of Minnesota.
Jackson, a 6-foot-2 senior forward, and Powell, a 5-6 senior point guard, both hail from Detroit, Michigan, and made their decisions public via social media on March 2 and March 24, respectively. The graduates of Detroit Edison Public School Academy and Detroit Country Day School, respectively, will have two seasons of collegiate eligibility remaining, including the NCAA's exempted season granted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I am thrilled to welcome Rickea and Jasmine to our Lady Vol family," Harper said. "I'm excited about Jasmine's ability to create scoring opportunities for herself and teammates both in transition and in the half court. The versatility, skill set and size that Rickea has will allow her to be aggressive and make plays from multiple positions.
"highly-touted?"Kellie Harper confirmed she has received SEC Grants-in-Aid (GIA) and Institutional Financial Aid Agreements (IFAA) from highly-touted incoming transfers Rickea Jackson andutsports.com
Tennessee confirms Powell's transfer:
It will be interesting to see how she fits into that team. She has obvious talent but she struggled as the PG here and GH " experts " have exhausted the reasons. I often wondered if she would be more successful as the off or shooting guard ? I was sad to see her go but wish her the best."highly-touted?"