This past season, the Creighton Bluejays hovered around the bottom of the Big East when it came to rebounding and blocked shots. Lauded for their offensive performance, rather than their defense, Creighton seems to be trying to brush up and fix its weaknesses.
On Wednesday night, it was announced the Bluejays offered 2020 forward/center Kiyron Powell (Evansville, Ind./Benjamin Bosse).
Blessed to receive another Division 1 offer from Creighton University ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/luAyyvZ267— Kiyron Powell (@KHoops9) May 1, 2019
Although he stands just 6-foot-9, Powell is a shot-blocking machine. He has great length and leaping ability and always seem to wow the crowds with a firm rejection. Powell’s defensive ability is something the Bluejays can benefit from. He’s a tough rim protector and has solid instincts when it comes to locking down the paint. On the other end of the court, he’s steadily improving on the offensive end. He’s already a great passer out of the low block, and he’s working on his finishing. If he’s able to make the necessary jump—which he still has plenty of time to do at the high school level—he’ll be an interesting two-way prospect. He’s light on his feet and very mobile, so he shouldn’t have any problems fitting in to the run-and-gun pace of the Bluejays.
Creighton is his third Big East offer, having received scholarship offers from Xavier and Georgetown last fall. Outside of the Big East, he also has offers from Middle Tennessee State, Kansas State, New Orleans, Miami (Ohio), and Evansville.
Highlights: Kiyron Powell (Bosse) vs Princeton on 12/7/18— (812)-HOOPS! (@BbalEvv) December 15, 2018
Powell posted a triple double to lead Bosse to a 64-56 win over Princeton.
He also posted a triple double tonight in a win vs Washington.
12 blks @KHoops9 pic.twitter.com/gOELZ575qu