Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell wasted little time in making the decision to bypass his final season of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.
Powell announced his decision on Twitter on Tuesday, and Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson confirmed it later in a statement through the university.
The 6-foot-7 junior just completed his fourth season at Arkansas, finishing second on the team with an average of 14.5 points per game. He returned after missing all but two games last season with a torn ACL in his right knee.
''I wish Marshawn all the best as he moves on to the next stage of his basketball career,'' Anderson said. ''I feel that his best basketball is in front of him.''
Arkansas was 19-13 this season, missing the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight season.
Anderson wouldn't speculate last week in a season-ending news conference about whether Powell or sophomore BJ Young would leave school early. The second-year coach said he would meet with...