Former Sixers Guard Myles Powell to Play in East Asia Super League

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March 25th, 2022, Wilmington, Delaware, USA: Myles Powell of the Delaware Blue Coats walks back calm and collected after hitting a three against the Cleveland Charge at the Chase Field House Arena in Wilmington, Delaware

While most of the Sixers roster is set in stone, the bottom of the roster still holds some uncertainty. The franchise currently has 16 players for 15 roster spots, and the battle for the two-way contracts is still somewhat up for grabs. The Sixers currently have Charlie Brown Jr. and Julian Champagnie locked into the slots, although there are several candidates competing for these two-way spots. However, there is one guy who has removed himself from this competition as Myles Powell announced that he has signed to play in the East Asia Super League.

The Seton Hall product grew up in Trenton, New Jersey, and has always been a Sixers fan. He went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft and initially signed with the Westchester Knicks in the G-League. He was briefly upgraded to a two-way deal with the Knicks but was cut shortly after.

In need of help at guard, and with Powell becoming available, the Sixers jumped at the chance to give him a two-way contract. Powell said he cried for 45 minutes when inking the deal with his hometown team.

It was a short-lived era with the Sixers as Myles Powell got in just 11 games with the Sixers and played a total of 52 minutes. He had a great deal of success with the Delaware Blue Coats, however, as he averaged 22.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game last season. He also connected on 40.6% of his three-point attempts while launching 6.9 per game. Powell most recently played with the Sixers in the summer league.

While it may be a step away from his NBA dream, Myles Powell has a chance at great success overseason. Standing 6’2″ and lacking as a playmaker, Powell is a difficult fit in the NBA. However, his electrifying deep range and scoring ability will excite overseas. The scrappy guard was one of the most exciting college basketball players to watch play and is sure to put on a show overseas. He will have a chance to be a legitimate star EASL and can make himself a solid living in the process. The Seton Hall standout will be playing with the Bay Area Dragons next season but do not rule out an NBA return entirely in the long term.

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