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Norman Powell
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Norman Powell 1263587
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Lincoln
Averaged 9.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game in 141 career contests over four seasons (2012-15) … played in all 141 games during his four seasons, starting the final 75 consecutive contests … eclipsed the 20-point mark in 17 career games, including in 14 contests during his senior season … concluded his UCLA career ranking No. 28 on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,376 career points … played in three consecutive NCAA Tournaments (2013, 2014, 2015) and back-to-back Sweet 16s (2014, 2015) … fulfilled his graduation requirements in under four years (March 2015), earning a degree in history.

Started all 36 games … led UCLA in scoring with 16.4 points per game, the sixth-highest average in the Pac-12 Conference … also recorded 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 34.6 minutes per game … captured first-team All-Pac-12 honors and was named an honorable mention selection on the All-Pac-12 Defensive Team for the second straight year … earned USBWA All-District IX acclaim and was a second-team NABC All-District 20 selection … secured Pac-12 Player of the Week honors three times (Nov. 24, Feb. 2 and March 2), becoming the fourth player since the conference issued Player of the Week awards in1983-84 to have become a three-time selection in one seasons (along with Kevin Love in 2008, Ed O’Bannon in 1995 and Don MacLean in 1992) … scored in double figures in 31 of 36 games and totaled at least 20 points in 14 games … scored a career-high 28 points in UCLA’s win over Washington State (March 1) … totaled a career-high 10 rebounds in a loss at Oregon State (Jan. 22) … went 127 for 169 (75.1 pct) from the free throw line after having gone 132 for 178 (74.2 pct) in his previous three seasons combined … averaged a team-leading 17.0 points in UCLA’s five postseason games … also averaged a team-leading 17.2 points per game in Pac-12 play, the fourth-highest scoring average among Pac-12 players … totaled 66 steals, the eighth-highest single-season total in program history … played 1,244 minutes as a senior, the fifth-highest single-season total in school history … scored in each of his final 80 consecutive games played … was a strong leader in the Bruins’ community, being named as one of 30 finalists for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award … also was listed as a preliminary candidate for the 2015 Allstate NABC GoodWorks Team in Nov. 2014.

Started all 37 games … finished third on the team in scoring with 11.4 points per game … also registered 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 25.7 minutes per game … ranked second on the team with a 53.3 field goal percentage (153-287) … was named an honorable mention selection on the All-Pac-12 Defensive Team selection along with teammate Jordan Adams … finished third on the team in free throws made (96) and free throws attempted (123), connecting on 78.0 percent of his free throws … scored in double figures in 22 of 37 games, helping lead the Bruins to a 19-3 record in those contests … scored a season-high 22 points in UCLA’s 84-59 victory against Stanford (March 14) in the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament … made 7 of 10 shots in the tournament win against Stanford … also had 21 points in UCLA’s win at USC (Feb. 8) and led the Bruins with 19 points in a 69-56 victory at Colorado (Jan. 16) … grabbed a season-high six rebounds in two games – versus Oregon (Feb. 27) and at Oregon (Jan. 30) … went 96 for 123 (78.0 pct) from the free throw line as a junior after having gone 36 for 55 (65.5 pct) from the free throw line his previous two seasons combined … likewise, made 153 of 287 field goal attempts (53.3 pct) as a junior after having made 137 of 336 attempts (40.8 pct) in his first two seasons combined … made at least one field goal attempt in all 37 games and at least one free throw in 32 of 37 games … averaged 14.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in UCLA’s six postseason games … averaged 13.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in the Bruins’ three NCAA Tournament contests.

Played in all 35 games, making nine starts … averaged 6.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.1 minutes per game … scored in double figures in eight games … was one of two UCLA players (including Larry Drew II) to play in all 35 games … scored a career-high 27 points, connecting on 10-of-14 shots, in UCLA’s 100-70 win over James Madison (Nov. 15) … grabbed a career-best eight rebounds, while also scoring 17 points, in UCLA’s victory against Cal State Northridge (Nov. 28) … blocked at least two shots in four games … scored 10 points in each of UCLA’s final two games – against Minnesota (March 22) in the NCAA Tournament and versus Oregon (March 16) in the Pac-12 Tournament title game (started in place of the injured Jordan Adams in both of those games) … played a career-high 37 minutes in the game against Oregon (March 16) … logged at least 20 minutes in 21 games … scored 10 points in a loss to San Diego State (Dec. 1) and in a win at home against California (Jan. 3) … made a career-best 4 of 5 three-point shots against James Madison (Nov. 15).

Played in all 33 games, making one start at Arizona State (Feb. 23) ... averaged 4.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 17.8 minutes per game ... was the only true freshman on the team to earn significant minutes ... was just one of three players (along with Tyler Lamb and Lazeric Jones) to play in all 33 games ... shot 38.5 percent (15-for-39) from three-point range over the last 18 games ... ranked third on the team in Pac-12 games in three-point field goal percentage (40.5 percent, 15-for-37) ... scored in 27 of 33 games, including a streak of 15 consecutive games (Dec. 10-Feb. 2) ... earned his first start in the win at Arizona State (Feb. 23) ... scored eight points (2-for-3 from three-point range), logging three rebounds and one assist in a victory over Washington State (March 1) ... scored in double figures twice ... had a career-high 19 points in the win over UC Irvine (Dec. 20), making 6 of 11 shots and 4 of 6 attempts from three-point range ... recorded a career-high 10 rebounds, along with eight points and two assists in a win over UC Davis (Dec. 17) ... had a streak of six consecutive games with at least one three-pointer (Jan. 7-28).

High School
Three-year varsity basketball letterwinner at Lincoln High School (San Diego, Calif.) under head coach Jason Bryant ... secured first-team all-state honors in 2009-10 and 2010-11 ... was a first-team All-Western League selection and Western League MVP in 2009-10 and 2010-11 ... served as the Hornets' team captain as a junior and senior, leading Lincoln to back-to-back CIF Championships (2010 and 2011) and a California state championship in 2010 ... averaged 20.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 steals, 1.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game as a senior (2010-11) ... Lincoln was 32-2 overall and won the Western League with a 12-0 mark ... the Hornets were ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 15 nationally but lost in the state semifinals (74-69) to Summit ... scored a career-high 35 points in an 85-53 win over St. Augustine (San Diego, Calif.) on Feb. 15, 2011 ... also scored in double figures in every game his senior season, including 34 points and a career-best six steals in a 76-27 win over Scripps Ranch (Jan. 25, 2011) ... shot 50.2 percent (211-for-420) from the field in 2010-11 and 31.5 percent (52-for-165) from three-point range ... helped the Hornets to a 29-2 overall record as a junior (2009-10) as Lincoln won the Western League with a 12-0 mark and won their final 24 games of the year, culminating in the 2010 CIF Division II Boys' State Championship ... led the Hornets in the title game, their first state title since 1994, scoring 24 points as Lincoln defeated St. Francis of Mountain View, Calif., 74-59 ... the Hornets ended the year ranked No. 10 in the state and No. 75 in the nation ... averaged 19.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.7 steals (led the team), 1.7 assists and 1.0 blocks per game as a junior (2009-10) ... scored a season-high 34 points twice (in a 79-74 loss to Crenshaw HS and in an 84-72 win over Central HS of Fresno, Calif.) ... averaged 7.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore (2008-09) ... rated the No. 15 shooting guard in the nation and the No. 52 overall recruit in the country by ESPN ... rated the No. 2 shooting guard in the state, the No. 14 shooting guard in the country and the No. 56 overall recruit by Scout.com ... rated the No. 3 guard in the state, the No. 17 shooting guard in the country and the No. 69 overall recruit by Rivals.com.

Full name: Norman WC Powell ... born in San Diego, Calif., on May. 25, 1993 ... parents are Norman Powell Sr. and Sharon Powell ... has two older sisters, Joniece and Margaret ... played club basketball (AAU) for the San Diego All-Stars ... history major.


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