Tigers Point Guard Considering Transfer

U of M Tigers Memphis

Memphis, TN-The Tigers thin backcourt could get even thinner if freshman guard Pookie Powell follows through with his plan to transfer because of a conflict of interest with Tigers coach Josh Pastner.

The 5-10 freshman out of Florida was forced to miss this season because of academics and couldn’t even practice with the team.

Powell, who was a top 100 recruit out of high school, was expected to compete for the starting point guard job next season.

News Channel 3 has learned, Powell wanted to workout with former Tigers strength coach Frank Matrisciano, Pastner’s brother-in-law, who moved to Los Angeles.
Pastner was fine with that, but told Powell he wanted him to return to Memphis for the first semester of summer school on June second.  That’s a timetable Powell didn’t want to meet.

On Wednesday night, Tigers assistant coach Robert Kirby flew to Orlando to meet with the Powell family in hopes of getting Pookie to change his mind.

10 comments

    • Peter

      I will help this immature, spoiled brat pack. We don’t need children on our basketball team. I bet he ends up in trouble at his new school. His type usually do..

      The Memphis Tigers will be much better off without this baby.

  • Brandon Reid

    Amen Kevin. JP is more worried about kids graduating in 3 1/2 years than basketball. Maybe we can find him another job at U of M besides basketball coach!

  • LaSharaonda

    I’m hoping this spoiled brat, Pookie transfers. There is no I in team and I think the Tigers will be better off without YOU and all your childish drama. I think you would be a nice fit for Lemoyne Owen College, where players are not held to higher standards of a major college program.

  • Boss

    Truth is Pookie’s father needs to sit down somewhere and stop trying to live his dreams through his son. He is trying to push him to the NBA because he is greedy for money! He needs to stop it!! Because we all know Pookie anit NBA ready he hasn’t played 1 College game yet. Don’t blame Pookie cause all he wants to do is play ball. Blame his dumb father he is the one tripping! That’s real talk!

  • Chris Williams

    Why would anybody want to come to the most ghetto city in the South where 76% of all black males over the age of 25 have been arrested at least once in their lifetime???

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