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Markel Crawford, Kuran Iverson and RaShawn "Pookie" Powell all signed national letters of intent Wednesday to attend the University of Memphis beginning in the fall of 2013.

The following are biographical sketches on Crawford, Iverson and Powell:

Markel Crawford
6-5/180
Memphis, Tenn./Melrose High School


May miss the entire 2012-13 prep basketball season at Melrose High School as a result of suffering an ACL injury this past summer … Suffered the injury this past July while playing in an AAU tournament in Milwaukee, Wis. …
Rivals.com ranked him the No. 53 overall recruit in the 2013 class … A consensus top-35 shooting guard in the nation … Ranked among the country's top shooting guards by Rivals.com (No. 15), Scout.com (No. 29) and ESPN.com (No. 35) … ESPN.com rated him the region's No. 41 player and the state of Tennessee's No. 7 recruit …
As a junior in 2011-12, averaged 15.2 points and shot 52.5 percent from the field … Helped lead Melrose to a 24-8 overall record and the District 16AAA championship … Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class AAA All-State squad … Also an All-District 16AAA pick.

Kuran Iverson
6-9/210
Windsor, Conn./Fishburne Military School (Va.)

Entering his final year of prep basketball at Fishburne Military School (Va.) in 2012-13 …
A consensus top-35 recruit … Rated nationally by Rivals.com (No. 27), ESPN.com (No. 29), MaxPreps.com (No. 32) and Scout.com (No. 35) … A consensus top-10 small forward in the nation … Rated among the country's top small forwards by Rivals.com (No. 6), ESPN.com (No. 7) and Scout.com (No. 10) … ESPN.com ranked him the region's No. 8 recruit and the state of Connecticut's No. 1 player …

Played the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, Conn. … 2011-12 Hartford Courant Player of the Year as a junior … Two-time New Haven Register All-State selection in 2011 (sophomore) and 2012 (junior) … Also a two-time All-Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) and two-time All-Central Connecticut Conference pick … Helped lead the Indians to back-to-back Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) Class L state championship game appearances … Scored over 1,000 points in his career at Northwest Catholic …

In the 2012 CIAC title contest, Northwest Catholic fell to Career-New Haven 51-49 … Led the Indians in the championship game with 20 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots … Northwest Catholic finished 2011-12 with a 23-4 record … As a junior, averaged 17.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.4 blocks, 1.9 assists and 1.7 steals … In the last 10 games of 2011-12, averaged 20.9 points and 12.0 rebounds … Named Northwest Catholic's team MVP.

RaShawn "Pookie" Powell
6-1/160
Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips High School


Entering his final year of prep basketball at Dr. Phillips High School in 2012-13 …
A top-100 recruit … Rated nationally by Scout.com (No. 87) and ESPN.com (No. 93) … Rivals.com ranked him the No. 101 player in the country … A consensus top-25 point guard in the country … Rated among the nation's top point guards by Scout.com (No. 20), Rivals.com (No. 21) and ESPN.com (No. 23) … ESPN.com ranked him the region's No. 25 recruit and the state of Florida's No. 5 player …

As a junior in 2011-12, was a Florida Class 8A All-State second team pick … Averaged 19.2 points, 6.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists last season … Helped lead Dr. Phillips High School to a 24-6 overall record … The Panthers spent part of the 2011-12 campaign as the No. 1 team in Florida's Class 8A state rankings … Dr. Phillips won Metro Conference and district titles en route to advancing to the state regional semifinal round …
As a sophomore in 2010-11, was a member of the Dr. Phillips squad that advanced to the Florida Class 8A state championship game …

In the summer of 2012, averaged 28.1 points and 6.4 assists for the Florida Assault/Showtime Ballers.

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