- After a standout schoolboy career at Mission High in
Roxbury, where he was tutored by Frank Power, Phil Powell
enjoyed an equally impressive collegiate career at the
- Slowed by an ankle injury suffered in his first varsity
contest, Powell saw glimpses of action in 20 of the team's
22 games in his sophomore season. The following season, with
Don Martin having assumed the head coaching duties, Powell
rose to prominence. In fact, Coach Martin described the 6-3
Powell's rise to fame "phenomenal."
- Powell, who commuted to school from his home in Jamaica
Plain, became known for his uncanny offensive and defensive
rebounding ability. Labeled BC's own "Mr. Rebounder," Powell
grabbed 30 rebounds in one game (against Brandeis on Dec.
16, 1954) and averaged 19.0 rebounds per game in 1954-55,
his senior season.
- Not satisfied with only his basketball duties, Powell was
also active in intramural football and softball during his
days at the Heights.
- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall
of Fame in 2001.