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Marshawn Powell Leaving Arkansas Basketball Team To Enter NBA Draft

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The Razorbacks' All-SEC junior forward is turning professional.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>decided that im entering the 2013#NBAdraft thank God for even being in this position</p>&mdash; hungr tht cnt b fed (@MarshawnPowell) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarshawnPowell/status/316618035530170368">March 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Marshawn Powell announced via the above tweet that he's leaving Fayetteville for the professional basketball ranks.

Powell played three full seasons in four years at Arkansas and will go down as one of the best Razorback basketball players of his era. He was a unanimous selection to the SEC All-Freshman team after the 2010 season. He broke his foot before his sophomore campaign, blew out his knee two games into his junior year, but was a force in 2013 after adding a reliable three-point shot to his already impressive repertoire of post moves.

He also provided us with this highlight. Although it was wrongfully called a charge, it was still among the best plays of Arkansas' 2013 season.

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We wish Powell the best of luck with his professional career.

It's unknown if Powell has hired an agent, and if not, he can still return to the team to the program, but that does not appear likely.

Powell surpassed the 1,000 point plateau this season and finished his career 22nd on Arkansas' career scoring list.

Powell is in an elite group with only Todd Day, Scott Hastings, Ron Huery and Corliss Williamson as the only Razorback players to tally at least 1,000 points, 450 rebounds, 100 assists and 75 blocked shots in his career.