Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes ofwebsite accessibility
MENU

'A strong, physical guard.' Nevada officially adds Seton Hall transfer Tyler Powell

GettyImages-1386376694.jpg
Tyler Powell is one of three transfer Nevada has added this offseason. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Two days after he verbally committed to Nevada, Tyler Powell, a transfer from Seton Hall, was officially announced as a member of the Wolf Pack.

A 6-foot-5 wing player, Powell was a highly regarded recruit who appeared in 12 games last season for the Pirates, making his NCAA Tournament debut in the team's first-round loss to TCU.

In total, Powell played 46 minutes and tallied six points, nine rebounds, one assists and one steal during his freshman season. He made 2-of-4 shot attempts, all from three, and is regarded as a good three-and-D prospect who can stretch the court offensively and guard multiple positions defensively.

“Tyler is a strong, physical guard who can really shoot it," Nevada coach Steve Alford said in a news release. "He will add versatility both offensively and defensively to our backcourt. Tyler is a very good student, and with three years of eligibility remaining, his future is bright.”

A Los Angeles native, Powell was rated a four-star recruit by ESPN coming out of Ribet Academy and ranked 25th nationally at his position and ninth overall in California by 247Sports.com. He originally picked Seton Hall over finalists Nevada and Pepperdine out of high school.

At Ribet Academy, Powell was named the CIF Southern Section 2A Player of the Year and to the CIF First Team, helping the Fighting Frogs to a pair of state titles over his career. As a junior, he averaged 19 points and nine rebounds as the Fighting Frogs reached the CIF Division I state title game before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Powell joins Oregon State transfer Jarod Lucas, Elon transfer Hunter McIntosh and high school recruits Darrion Williams and Trey Pettigrew in Nevada's five-player 2022 recruiting class. The Wolf Pack has one scholarship remaining.

You can look at the Wolf Pack's entire 2022-23 roster here.

Offbeat News

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER