Seattle University head men’s basketball coach Cameron Dollar has announced that two student-athletes have enrolled in summer school to begin their collegiate careers and will play for the Redhawks starting in the 2013-14 season.
William Powell (Huntsville, Ala.) played for the IMG Academy post-graduate team in Bradenton, Fla., last year after a successful high school career for the Huntsville High School Panthers. The 6’6”, 210-pound forward averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game in high school, earning multiple all-area honors.
Theo Turner (Ormesby, United Kingdom) stands 6’11” and is the third British player to come to Seattle U, joining Jack Crook and Shore Adenekan. Playing for the U18 Tees Valley Mohawks in 2011-12, he averaged 14 points and 15 rebounds per game, enabling Turner to play on the England U18 squad as well as train at the Canarias Basketball Academy.
Powell and Turner join Adenekan as newcomers to the Redhawk program. After sitting out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Emerson Murray and Isiah Umipig will be eligible to play for the Redhawks in the upcoming season.
The Seattle University men’s basketball team will compete in the Western Athletic Conference for the second straight season and will attempt to win the WAC Tournament title March 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev., for the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.