Justin Powell announces Transfer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straitshooter View Post
    Playing for the Lakers is a pretty good gig. Not an all-star, but if that's your measuring stick for success then a lot people lead pretty disappointing lives.

    Montverde is nice because it's all basketball all the time. Not really a limit on the number of games. They make sure you are eating right, training right. They have a good track record for sure.
    What about playing for for the Nets?
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    Russell plays for the Nets not Lakers.

    He was EYBL champion with E1T1, first team All American in high school, nice one year at Ohio State and a top 5 NBA draft pick. I think he did pretty well.

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    Good move for the kid hate to see that talent leave the state though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Axelrod View Post
    This is one of those situations where you hate to see such a talent leave the Bluegrass. However, opportunities like these don't come around often and one would be foolish to pass it up as Montverde's track record speaks for itself.
    Exactly my thoughts.

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    I've never seen the young man play but have heard great things about him. Is he good enough to compete on that national stage? What position does he play? Also I'm wondering if this means that Johnson might be on his way somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dognation2 View Post
    I've never seen the young man play but have heard great things about him. Is he good enough to compete on that national stage? What position does he play? Also I'm wondering if this means that Johnson might be on his way somewhere else.
    PG, IMO, yes he will play there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Holiday fan View Post
    What is Russell doing these days? Is he an all star?
    Brooklyn Nets. Starting PG. Averaged 15.5 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists. Still has a lot to learn, still questions about his work ethic, still mediocre on defense, still a great passer but tends to make the dangerous pass too many times. His knees are a concern also. Shows a ton of promise and potential. Only 21-22 years old. Streaky shooter but certainly capable of shooting an above average percentage from three. Crafty. As @HammerTime says he is the Dollar General version of James Harden. D’Angelo has the potential to become an All Star if he puts in the work. At worst he should have a long career in the NBA. How good he becomes is up to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentuckywildcat#1 View Post
    What exactly is Monteverde going to do for Him? Get him more exposure? Hes already an elite level talent..
    Not sure anyone has answered your question and I thought the exact same thing you did. Kid is going to get his scholarship based on his play in EYBL or Gauntlet. Sure, Monteverde is the hot name right now, but this kid is a known commodity already. It's awesome that he can get to do this and that a school like Monteverde considers him good enough to join. But, if we all agree that his offers come from the summer league circuit, then compare school ball to school ball here. Did anyone see that overly hyped ESPN "national championship" tourney that Monteverde won? The atmosphere was awful. And Monteverde (no suprise) does not play in the Florida High School state tourney. Now, compare that to a possible Mr. Kentucky Basketball and Sweet 16 Championship. You will be forever remembered as school ball legend. I know which one I would pick, but I am from a different generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentuckywildcat#1 View Post
    What exactly is Monteverde going to do for Him? Get him more exposure? Hes already an elite level talent..
    Good question, as he has already relocated once, I'm assuming for more exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Graham View Post
    Not sure anyone has answered your question and I thought the exact same thing you did. Kid is going to get his scholarship based on his play in EYBL or Gauntlet. Sure, Monteverde is the hot name right now, but this kid is a known commodity already. It's awesome that he can get to do this and that a school like Monteverde considers him good enough to join. But, if we all agree that his offers come from the summer league circuit, then compare school ball to school ball here. Did anyone see that overly hyped ESPN "national championship" tourney that Monteverde won? The atmosphere was awful. And Monteverde (no suprise) does not play in the Florida High School state tourney. Now, compare that to a possible Mr. Kentucky Basketball and Sweet 16 Championship. You will be forever remembered as school ball legend. I know which one I would pick, but I am from a different generation.
    Id pick the same as you but I understand why kids who have an opportunity to go to Montverde choose to go there. Its pretty much high level basketball all day long there. Everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Quarters View Post
    Good question, as he has already relocated once, I'm assuming for more exposure.
    Where is he originally from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiana Patrick View Post
    Where is he originally from?
    He finished the 8th grade in the North Oldham school system then enrolled as a Freshman at Trinity.

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    Justin could have gone to Montverde for the 2017-2018 season but chose to stay at Trinity to try to win a State championship. This past season at Trinity was a disappointment because of selfish play by a couple of players. Justin did not want to pass up Montverde again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Brooklyn Nets. Starting PG. Averaged 15.5 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists. Still has a lot to learn, still questions about his work ethic, still mediocre on defense, still a great passer but tends to make the dangerous pass too many times. His knees are a concern also. Shows a ton of promise and potential. Only 21-22 years old. Streaky shooter but certainly capable of shooting an above average percentage from three. Crafty. As @HammerTime says he is the Dollar General version of James Harden. D’Angelo has the potential to become an All Star if he puts in the work. At worst he should have a long career in the NBA. How good he becomes is up to him.
    About contract time yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    About contract time yet?
    Getting close. I think after this next season is when his rookie contract is up.

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