TJ Power, 5-star B1G power forward target, shares commitment plans
TJ Power, 5-star power forward from Worcester Academy in Shrewsbury, MA has quite a basketball future ahead of him.
If his last name doesn’t convince you, though, perhaps the numbers will. Power is a 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward who checks in as the No. 6 power forward and No. 24 overall player in the 2023 college basketball recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite.
Power is an elite recruit with offers to prove it. The likes of Duke, North Carolina, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio State, UCLA, USC, and Stanford all adorn his offer sheet, but there are five that stand out more than others.
In fact, according to Joe Tipton of On3, Power’s commitment will come at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 7th. Among his top five is a Big Ten basketball powerhouse, Iowa. Boston College, Duke, North Carolina, and Virginia round out the group in consideration.
Boston College clearly gets a look because Power will get to stay home. Duke, North Carolina, and UVA are all obvious choices too for a top recruit.
But what about Iowa?
“Coach (Fran) McCaffery gives a lot of confidence to his players and they play a style I think would really enhance my game,” Power told On3. “The success they have had developing players into productive NBA players is intriguing to me.”
To Power’s point, the Hawkeyes just sent Keegan Murray to the league. The Sacramento Kings picked him up with the No. 4 overall pick in this past NBA Draft. Luka Garza, college basketball’s national player of the year in 2021, was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft. He appears to be an NBA bench body more than anything, but hey, he’s picking up a paycheck from the association.