Webster County has boasted many successful basketball players through the years, and on Saturday, one Providence native added his name to that list when he appeared in the NCAA Final Four, playing for the Houston Cougars.

Kiyron Powell, a 6-8 freshman center who graduated from Bosse High School in Evansville, is the son of PHS basketball standout Teresa Powell and PHS graduate Kiylon Scott. Although he grew up in Indiana and played his high school ball in Evansville, Powell still has many family members in Providence, including Providence City Council member Myra Belle.

Though the freshman hasn’t seen much playing time this season, he is widely regarded as the biggest cheerleader on the Cougars’ bench. He was on court for a total of one minute during the Cougars loss to Baylor on Saturday.

Powell finished his high school career at Bosse as the school’s all-time leading career rebounder. Along the way he led Bulldogs to the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference regular-season and conference tournament championships, averaging 14.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 7.9 blocks and 3.6 assists per game.

Contact Matt Hughes at matt@journalenterprise.com or 270-667-2069.

Contact Matt Hughes at matt@journalenterprise.com or 270-667-2069