Milwaukee Bucks: Getting to know new two-way player Myles Powell

Feb 8, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
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Ahead of two-way contracts becoming fully guaranteed Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks made a move that certainly got the attention of some Bucks fans.

Wednesday afternoon brought the news that the Bucks have reportedly added Myles Powell via one of their two-way contracts. The Athletic’s Eric Nehm reported Wednesday night that the Bucks are waiving Jaylen Adams as a corresponding move to open up one of the Bucks’ two-way contract slots for Powell to enter the fold

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After going undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft, Powell used the G League as an avenue to field a look from the Bucks and potentially make his NBA debut down the line this season. There’s no question that Powell bet on himself and it’s already paying off over the course of his rookie season.

So without further ado, let’s dive into Myles Powell’s basketball journey and explore how it all has led him to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Long before he joined the Milwaukee Bucks, Myles Powell was a star while growing up in New Jersey.

In many ways, Powell’s basketball journey has long been about betting on himself and fighting through perseverance, all while growing up in Trenton, New Jersey.

Powell burst on to the scene as a recruit to watch while playing at both Trenton Catholic Academy and later, South Kent School in Connecticut. The New Jersey native was a fixture on the AAU Circuit playing for NJ Playaz and other high-profile events on the amateur circuit, such as playing in the Nike Peach Jam, and eventually stood as a four-star recruit, per ESPN.

When it came to his recruitment and deciding where to go for school, Powell decided to stay close to home by attending Seton Hall University. That decision to stay in his home state wound up bringing about a basketball renaissance for Seton Hall as well as a way for Powell to stay at home near friends and family

But before he walked through the doors, Powell transformed his body after undergoing successive foot injuries. Trimming down from 240 pounds to 195 pounds before the start of his freshman season, Powell’s physical reinvention prepared him for his eventual stardom in the college ranks.