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GHS’s Powell making transition to college

Nikia Powell was a three-sport athlete at Greenville High School, but at Enterprise State Community College this fall, the 5’8” forward/center will play basketball for veteran coach Charles Cole.

“We are extremely proud to have Nikia on board,” Cole said. “She has good size; she comes from a sound basketball program; and she knows how to work hard.”

“I chose ESCC because it’s a great school to me,” Powell said. “My plans are to go there for two years and transfer to Auburn University.”

A physical education major, Powell brings a strong work ethic to ESCC.

“My personality is what makes me unique,” she said. “I am a hard worker both on and off the court. I played volleyball, softball and basketball. I played basketball and softball all four years in my high school career. I was the MVP for softball, 2008-09, and I won MVP in the area basketball tournament.”

“Sports mean the world (to me). It’s like I was born to play; I play with all my heart. My dream is to play pro basketball. If I don’t make it, I want to be a hall of fame coach. When I retire I just want to say ‘I made it!’”

Powell enjoys fishing, hunting, ATV riding, shopping and playing with her niece and nephew. She favors Chinese food, and lists “Coach Carter” and “Glory Road” as her favorite movies. “The Hills” is her favorite TV show.

Powell enjoys a variety of styles of music and said Maya Moore is her favorite athlete. She also admits to enjoying watching NASCAR events.