La Salle gets commitment from former Memphis transfer guard By Scott PhillipsMay 11, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Flipboard (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) 0 Comments (AP)La Salle picked up a transfer guard in Memphis freshman Pookie Powell, he announced on Twitter. The 6-foot-1 Powell will have to sit out the 2015-16 season, but he’ll have three years of eligibility remaining for the Explorers after that. I will be headed to La Salle.. Thank God for my decision and I'm thankful for my parents for being here for me — Pookie Powell* (@Pookie_Powell) May 11, 2015 Powell started 11 games as a freshman and averaged 4.3 points, 2.7 assists and 1.3 rebounds per game for the Tigers. He shot 37 percent from the field and 28 percent from 3-point range. Coming out of high school, Powell was a four-star recruit and the No. 95 overall prospect in the country, according to Rivals. La Salle might have found an impact guard who has plenty of time to grow within the program these next few years.