Hampton junior guard Deron Powers will transfer a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The 5-foot-11 guard started 94 games during his three-year career at Hampton, and helped the team reach the 2015 NCAA tournament, but he told Dave Johnson of the Daily Press that he wants to play at a higher level.
“Honestly, I want to play for a better program,” Powers said to Johnson. “I’m definitely up for anything, and it doesn’t have to be at the highest level. There are a lot of good programs I wouldn’t mind going to, but I am looking for a higher-profile team that needs a point guard.”
Powers averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game as a junior for Hampton while shooting 38 percent from the field and 33 percent from 3-point range. He’ll have to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules before playing his final season of college basketball.