Team Preview – Powell Boys

Coach: Gary Barnes, 19 years overall, 3rd at PHS (255-242, 33-24 at PHS)

District: 3-AAA

2015-16 Finish: 3rd in District 3-AAA, Eliminated in Region Semifinals

Top Returning Players:  

6’4 Jack Richards – All Region 2015; 7 pts, 7 rebs

6’3 Matt Samples – 9pts, 6 rebs

2016-17 Breakout Player:

Reilly Hamilton

Josh Woods


The Panthers are coming off a successful 22-11 campaign in 2015-16 that included a postseason run to the region semifinals.  The bad news is that Powell graduated all 5 starters. The 2016-17 version will be young at some positions and inexperienced at a few spots but Coach Barnes feels the team has great leadership with four seniors and expects team chemistry to be an asset.

Coach Barnes says it will be a great season if: 

“We win 20 games, advance to region and compete for a sub-state berth.”

Coach Barnes says it will be a tough season if: 

“Don’t play up to our potential and get better as we gain game experience.”

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