Hampton point guard Deron Powers said he is leaving the basketball team because he wants “to play for a better program,” he said this week.

“Honestly, I want to play for a better program,” Powers told the Daily Press. “I’m definitely up for anything, and it doesn’t have to be at the highest level. There are a lot of good programs I wouldn’t mind going to, but I am looking for a higher-profile team that needs a point guard.”

Powers started 94 games over three seasons for Hampton, who plans to choose his new school next month.

During the 2014-15 season, Powers averaged 10.1 points and 3.8 assists for the MEAC champion Pirates.

Powers had eight points and seven assists in Hampton’s win over Manhattan in the NCAA Tournament’s First Four before the team fell to No.1 seed Kentucky in the second round.

Powers had compiled 1,080 points and 395 assists during his career.


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