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Carlos Powell
Carlos  Powell


Florence, S.C.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 225





2003-04 All-SEC
2004-05 Pre-season All-SEC
2005 NIT Most Outstanding Player
2005 Team Outstanding Rebounder
2005 Frank McGuire Most Valuable Player Award
2005 SEC Good Works Team

2004-05 OVERVIEW

Will graduate with a degree in Sociology in Dec., 2004 ... Scored his 1000th career point in the NCAA Tournament game against Memphis (has 1,001 points to start the season) ... Could break the school record for most career games played (Mike Boynton, Jr., 125 games - Powell has played in 99 career games) ... Bigger, stronger, more confident, and working at becoming a better leader ... Worked hard to improve his outside shot and with that, his shooting percentage will certainly go up ... Expected to shoot the ball much more effectively and consistently than he has in the past ... Coaches will look to him for key plays at key moments in big games ... A better defender, a better rebounder, a better ball-handler, and a better shooter, which should make him a better player ... Will be on the court as much as anybody ... Game has really improved and coaches expect him to have his very best year as a senior ... Athletic player who has good vision on the court ... Team plays off his energy ... Energized the Gamecock team and fans the past three years with his enthusiastic style of play ... Is the second oldest of six children in his family.

"Carlos is our most experienced player coming back. The key to success for Carlos is completely turning himself over to the team and letting the team help him be better or be the best he can be as opposed to him trying to make the team be the best he can be. It's kind of a role reversal. Offensively he'll always be effective because he'll score points for us and do the things that we need from him. Carlos has to be a more consistent shooter for him to be the best player he can be. He's got to shoot the ball a lot in practice - he's got to make shots, make shots and make shots! I think his biggest problem is the shot selection. If he just took open shots I think he'd shoot a better percentage. His defense improved measurably last year. We look for him to provide better leadership."

- USC Head Coach Dave Odom


Averaged 12.2 ppg/6.2 rpg/1.4 apg/1.2 sp ... Scored in double figures 64 times in his career ... Scored his 1000th and 1001st points of his career in the NCAA Tournament first round game vs. Memphis ... Will enter his senior year with 1001 career points and 433 career rebounds ... Led the team in rebounds and points per game this season - is the first player to do so since John Hudson did it in 1988-89. Powell had 12.2 ppg and 6.2 rpg. The 1988-89 season Hudson averaged 14.8 ppg and 7.7 rpp ... Scored 11 PT in NCAA first round loss to Memphis, adding 3 REB, 1 STL in 33 MIN ... Scored 15 PT w/ 9 REB, 4 AST, 1 BLK and 4 STL in 35 MIN in UK loss ... Had scored in double figures every game in 2003-04 and 25 straight games until he scored 26 PT in the last four games ... Started and scored 4 PT - a season low - in win over UGA with 3 REB, 1 BLK in 27 MIN ... Tied for a team-high with 12 PT, team-high with 7 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL in loss at UK ... Scored 13 PT with 6 REB, 3 AST in 40 MIN in OT win over Alabama ... Scored 10 PT w/ 5 REB, 1 AST and 1 STL in 31 MIN in Vandy win ... Hit a clutch 3-pointer late to seal the win vs. LSU - scoring 12 PTs with 4 REB and 4 STL in 33 MIN ... Scored 12 PTS and led the team with 7 REB and 7 AST (tying a career high) in win over UT... Had the winning steal and scored the winning basket in overtime at Auburn ... Led the team with 19 PTS, 7 REB and 1 STL in 34 MIN vs. AU ... Did not start due to being tardy for pre-game meal, but came off the bench to score 13 PTS with 5 REB and 1 STL in 25 MIN in win at UGA ... 12 PTS and 7 REB and a BLK in 33 MIN vs. UF ... 17 PTS and 11 REB with 1 AST and 1 BLK in 21 MIN vs. App. State ... Scored 11 PTS with 1 AST and 2 STL in 31 MIN in the win over NCSU ... Scored a game-high 16 points in win over Char. Southern, adding r REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK and 3 STL ... Against Clemson, he scored a career-high 23 PTS, adding 6 REB, 2 AST and 6 STL in 38 MIN - had four career bests ... Finished with 13 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST and 1 STL in 28 MIN against The Citadel ... Led all scorers with 18 PTS in ... Classic All-Tournament team ... Collected his second double-double in the win over Richmond with 12 PTS and 12 REBS, adding 5 BLKS and 1 STL in 33 MIN ... In the win against SMS he had 11 PTS, 7 REB and 1 BLK in 33 MIN ... Scored 19 PTS (8 of 14), with 6 REB, 1 AST, 1 BLK in 35 MIN vs. Idaho ... Tied the Guardians Classic game record with 16 rebounds; making it the 2nd straight year he's opened the season with a D-D ... Collected 12 PTS, 16 REB, 1 AST, 1 BLK and 2 STL in 33 MIN vs. Gardner Webb.


Averaged 12.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.6 assists per game ... In SEC contests, he averaged 26.6 minutes with 10.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 0.3 blocks per game ... In overall stats, first on the team in scoring, second in assists, third in minutes and steals ... Second on the team in SEC ppg ... Led team in scoring 8 times ... Scored 10 or more points in 18 games last season, including the first 12 of 14 games ... Has scored in double figures 26 times during his career ... 3 career double-doubles ... Before SEC play began, was averaging 16.3 ppg ... Recorded highs for points three times with 20 each vs. S.C. State, Temple and The Citadel ... Played one of his best contests against Vanderbilt, scoring 21 points in 27 minutes, with 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals -- with career highs in: points (21), free throws made (11), free throws attempted (11), assists (7) ... 11-11 from free throw line was only second on the team to Chuck Eidson's 12-12 in the win against Clemson in 2002-03 ... In SEC Tourney game vs. Ole Miss, scored 10 points, collecting 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 26 minutes ... Got his touch again, scoring 17 vs. Tennessee with 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in 26 minutes - first time in double figures since Vanderbilt game ... At Vanderbilt, came off the bench to play well, tallying 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in 30 minutes ... Scored 11 points in 29 minutes with 6 rebounds, 1 assist vs. Florida ... 17 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 38 minutes at Kentucky ... 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 38 minutes vs. Mississippi ... 20 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assists, 2 steals, 33 minutes vs. The Citadel ... Came back to score 14 points, with 4 rebounds, 2 steals in 22 minutes at Colorado State (12/22/02) ... Led the team in scoring for a four-game stretch (12/2/02-12/16/02), then scored just 6 points, with 3 assists and a 1 steal in 21 minutes at Wyoming (12/19/02) ... Scored 18 points, with 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, 38 minutes at Georgetown ... 20 points (8-12 field goal, 5-7 3), 5 rebounds in 37minutes vs. Temple ... 15 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals vs. Appalachian State ... 20 points, 7 rebounds, in 36 minutes vs. S.C. State ... Helped spark a comeback from 13 points down in the opening half, finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds vs. ETSU while coming off the bench (great opening game where he recorded his first career double-double).


Averaged 6.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game ... Averaged 5.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in SEC contests ... Played well in big games and started key contests, including his first ever game in the Carolina uniform against Chaminade in Maui ... Averaged 12.3 points in the three Maui games, scoring in double figures against Duke (11 points) and UCLA (17) ... Had his best career game at Tennessee in Carolina's 94-60 victory, scoring 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field ... Also was 3-of-3 from long range and 4-of-4 from the line with four rebounds, three assists and two steals against the Volunteers ... Played in all 37 games, starting nine, including eight in a 10-game stretch during league play ... Played great basketball in his first-ever SEC Tournament, averaging 13.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while making 72.7 percent (16-of-22) of his field goals ... Was 6-of-7 from the field vs. Ole Miss with 14 points and 3-of-3 for 10 points against Kentucky ... Posted 15 points, going 6-of-9 from the floor against Ball State with four steals ... Averaged 7.8 points per game over the last 17 games of the season, scoring in double figures seven times in that span ... Led all newcomers in scoring and rebounding ... Made 25 percent of his three pointers (15-of-60) ... Averaged 15.7 minutes per game ... A good ballhandler with less than one turnover per game (32 in 37 games) ... Had 15 points against Alabama in the SEC Tournament ... Had 11 points and six rebounds in games at Vanderbilt and at home against Tennessee ... Recorded 13 points with four rebounds against The Citadel ... Was third on the team with nine slam dunks.

High School

As a senior at Wilson High School, averaged 20.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game ... Was named Region 6-AAA Player of the Year ... Was the runner up for South Carolina AAA Player of the Year ... Shot 62 percent from the floor and made 39 percent of his three pointers ... Also hit 78 percent of his free throws ... Team finished 24-6 and advanced to the AAA Lower State semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Keenan ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Las Vegas and St. Petersburg tournaments and also earned Region 6-AAA All-Tournament honors ... Attended West Florence High School before transferring to Wilson ... As a sophomore at West Florence, averaged 17.3 points and 12.0 rebounds per game for the junior varsity squad ... Averaged 26.1 points and 15.0 rebounds a game as a freshman for the JV team and was the squad's most valuable player ... Coached at Wilson by Tommy Johnson ... Also considered West Virginia, Idaho, College of Charleston, Southwest Missouri State and UNC Wilmington before signing with South Carolina.


POINTS: 30 vs. Ole Miss (3/6/05)

REBOUNDS: 16 vs Gardner Webb (11/17/03)

ASSISTS: 7 vs. Vanderbilt (3/1/03), vs. UT (1/17/04)

BLOCKS: 5 vs. Richmond (11/25/03)

STEALS: 6 vs. Clemson (12/6/03)

FG MADE: 11 vs.Ole Miss (3/6/05)

FG ATTEMPTED: 18 vs Gardner Webb (11/17/03), vs. Clemson (12/6/03)

FG PERCENTAGE: .857 (6-7) vs. Ole Miss (3/7/02)

3P MADE: 4 vs. Temple (12/2/02)

3P ATT.: 7 vs. Temple (12/2/02), vs. Georgetown (12/5/02), vs. Gardner Webb (11/17/03)

FT MADE: 11 vs. Vanderbilt (3/1/03)

FT ATTEMPTED: 11 vs. Vanderbilt (3/1/03)


POINTS: 23 vs. Clemson (12/6/03)

REBOUNDS: 16 vs Gardner Webb (11/17/03)

ASSISTS: 7 vs. Vanderbilt (3/1/03), vs. UT (1/17/04)

BLOCKS: 5 vs. Richmond (11/25/03)

STEALS: 6 vs. Clemson (12/6/03)

FG MADE: 9 vs. Clemson (12/6/03)

FG ATTEMPTED: 18 vs Gardner Webb (11/17/03), vs. Clemson (12/6/03)

FG PERCENTAGE: .727 (8-11) vs. ASU (1/2/04)

3P MADE: 2 vs Idaho (11/18/03), vs. The Citadel (12/3/03), vs. UT (1/17/04)

3P ATTEMPTED: 4 vs Idaho (11/18/03), vs. Clemson (12/6/03), Temple (12/15/03)

FT MADE: 11 vs. Vanderbilt (3/1/03)

FT ATTEMPTED: 11 vs Vanderbilt (3/1/03), vs. Kentucky (2/15/05), vs. Ole Miss (3/6/05)


Given Name: Ricardo Auturo Powell

Nicknames: `Los, Lo Key

Born: 8/29/83, Florence, S.C.

I wear my number in college because: It's a secret ....shhh!!!

What is your long-term career goal off the court: Run a secret company

Favorite Event/Sport in the Olympics: 100m

The best basketball player I've ever faced on the court: Jarvis Hayes

The best advice I have ever been given: Never quit. Always try your best.

Growing up, I had this poster on my wall: Janet Jackson

If I had to cook all my own food, I would live on: Chicken

What impressed you most about Dave Odom: His honesty

If I could change one thing about college basketball, I would: Get rid of people who decide on national rankings

People would be surprised to know this about me: How calm I am off the court

Favorite soda and favorite food: Don't drink soda and Chicken

Prized possession: My 2-year-old daughter (Joydan)

Who will have a big year this year: Brandon Wallace


2001-0237-958088-192.45815-60.25041 -61 .67231 -70 -101 63 -02132425232 /6.3
2002-0328--15792135-305.44330-98.30653-76.69729-91-12067-14655832353 /12.6
2003-04 34--311028165-369.44720-73.27466-106.62366-146-21274-146572042416 /12.2
CAREER132--863513600-1266.47471-263.270270-404.668189-460-649281-2165208481411541 /11.7


POINTS30 vs. Ole Miss (3/6/05)
REBOUNDS16 vs. Gardner Webb (11/17/03))
ASSISTS7 vs. Vanderbilt (3/1/03), vs. UT (1/17/04)
BLOCKS5 vs. Richmond (11/25/03)
STEALS6 vs. Clemson (12/6/03)
FG MADE11 vs. Ole Miss (3/6/05)
FG ATT18 vs Gardner Webb (11/17/03), vs. Clemson (12/6/03)
FG PERCENTAGE.857 (6-7) vs. Ole Miss (3/7/02)
3P MADE4 vs. Temple (12/2/02)
3P ATT7 vs. Temple (12/2/02), vs. Georgetown (12/5/02), vs. Gardner Webb (11/17/03) (12/18/04)
FT MADE 11 vs. Vanderbilt (3/1/03)
FT ATT11 vs. Vanderbilt (3/1/03)

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