August 29, 1983 |
Florence, South Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Wilson (Florence, South Carolina)|
|College||South Carolina (2001–2005)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|2006–2007||New Zealand Breakers|
|2008–2009||Incheon ET Land Black Slamer|
|2009–2010||New Mexico Thunderbirds|
|2011||Zob Ahan Isfahan|
|2015–2016||Jeonju KCC Egis|
|Career highlights and awards|
He is notable for receiving the NIT Most Valuable Player award, in the NIT tournament. Other honors he has received include 2003-2004 All SEC, 2004-2005 Preseason All SEC, and 2005 Team outstanding rebounder. Throughout his four-year career, he scored over 1500 points (1541), 600 rebounds (641), and 70 3-point field goals (71). He also holds the school record for most games played with 132.
After college, Powell played professionally for Benfica in Portugal where he was the fourth leading scorer in the league with 19.4 points and 7 rebounds a game. He was subsequently named to the All-League MVP team and all league imports first team.
Powell played for the New Zealand Breakers of the Australian National Basketball League during the 2006-2007 season. He shone in his debut with the Breakers, scoring 34 points against the South Dragons. Powell was arguably the team's best player throughout the 06-07 season, leading the league in points scored with 28.3 per game. He was also top 10 in the league in steals, and won the 06-07 slam-dunk competition at the NBL All-Star game.
On November 1, 2009 Carlos was selected 1st overall in the draft by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA D-League although he did not stay the entire season. He finished up in the CBL with the Liaoning Panpan Hunters, he averaged 25 ppg, 6.6rebounds.