#7 Center

Dwight Powell

Height / Weight
6' 10" / 240 lbs
Born
Jul 20, 1991 (31)
College
Stanford
NBA Draft
2nd Round, 45th Overall, 2014
Nationality
Canadian
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
8.7
+2.8
Rebounds
4.9
+0.9
Assists
1.2
+0.1
PER
19.62
+1.09
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Dwight Powell
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Education: Stanford
Parents: Harlan Powell and Jacqueline Weir
Spouse: Ashley Morgan

Dwight Powell Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Dwight Powell is a professional basketball player who currently plays with the Dallas Mavericks. He was born in Toronto, Canada but attended IMG Academy in Florida, becoming a five-star prospect and one of the best high school basketball players in the country.

Powell attended Stanford University, playing four seasons for the Cardinal and helping his team win an NIT championship and break a five-year NCAA Tournament drought.

During the 2014 NBA Draft, Powell became the 45th overall pick after being selected by the Charlotte Hornets. He was then traded twice before making his NBA debut with the Boston Celtics. Powell was traded again in December 2014, going to the Dallas Mavericks.

Despite a slow start to his NBA career, Powell eventually found a home with the Mavericks, becoming a steady contributor in Dallas for several seasons.

Dwight Powell Basketball Career

High School Career (IMG Academy)

Dwight Powell is a Canadian who was born in Toronto, Canada. However, he spent his last three years of high school at the famed prep school IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. At IMG, Powell developed into one of the best power forwards in his high school class and was considered a five-star prospect by multiple recruiting websites.

As a senior at IMG, Powell averaged 23.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 2.3 blocks per game.

College Career (Stanford)

Powell attended Stanford University, playing four seasons under head coach Johnny Dawkins. As a freshman, Powell started 26 of 31 games, averaging 8.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, being named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. However, the Cardinal was just 15-16 and failed to qualify for the postseason. As a sophomore, Powell started just 11 of 35 games. His numbers declined, averaging 5.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, although he contributed to Stanford winning the NIT.

During his junior season, Powell took a big step forward. He started all 34 games for Stanford, seeing his numbers leap to 14.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Despite the Cardinal finishing 19-15 and getting knocked out in the second round of the NIT, Powell earned First-Team All-Pac 12 honors and was named the league’s most-improved player. He returned for his senior season and was once again First-Team All-Pac 12 after averaging 14 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. More importantly, Powell was one of the most important players on a Stanford team that led the Cardinal to the NCAA Tournament and an appearance in the Sweet 16 after an upset of Kansas in the Round of 32.

NBA Career

The Charlotte Hornets made Powell the 45th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. However, the first year or two of Powell’s career was a whirlwind. A little more than two weeks after the draft, Powell was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who turned around and traded him to the Boston Celtics in September. Powell played the first five games of his NBA career with the Celtics before being traded to the Dallas Mavericks in December 2014 as a throw-in piece in the trade that also sent Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks. He ended up playing 24 games for the Mavericks as a rookie while also spending time with the Texas Legends of the G League.

Things started to pick up for Powell in his second NBA season. Early in the 2015-16 campaign, he recorded the first double-double of his NBA career. He went on to play 69 games, including two starts, for Dallas that season, averaging 5.8 points and four rebounds per game. Both his minutes and productivity increased slowly but surely over the next several years, culminating in Powell averaging 10.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during the 2019-20 season. It was enough to earn Powell a three-year, $33 million extension in the summer of 2019, keeping him with the Mavericks through the 2022-23 season. Unfortunately, his career hit a bump in the road in January 2020 when he tore his Achilles tendon, an injury that required Powell to undergo surgery.

Dwight Powell Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Powell's total salary over the first six seasons of his NBA career is roughly $38.3 million. Powell has no notable endorsement deals.

Dwight Powell signed a two-year, $1.35 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014.

Dwight Powell signed a four-year, $37.3 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks in 2016.

Dwight Powell signed a three-year, $33 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks in 2019.

Dwight Powell Personal Life

Dwight Powell is the only child of Harlan Powell and Jacqueline Weir.

Unfortunately, Weir passed away suddenly in 2012 from breast cancer that spread to her liver. At the time, Powell was working out with the Canadian National Team and was unaware of his mother’s illness. In wake of the tragedy, he received a lot of support from his Stanford teammates and coaches, many of whom traveled to Toronto for Weir’s funeral.

Powell currently has a serious girlfriend named Amy Ferguson.

Dwight Powell Fun Facts

  • The Dwight Powell Children and Family Support Funds assists families who have a member fighting cancer.
  • In 2018, Dwight Powell received the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for his work through his foundation.
  • Dwight Powell helped Canada finish fourth at the World University Games in 2013. 
  • He helped Canada win a Bronze Medal at the 2015 FIBA AmeriCup.
  • He didn’t hear his name called during the NBA Draft because the pick was made during a commercial.
  • Dwight Powell graduated from Stanford with a degree in science technology in society.
  • As a senior at Stanford, Dwight Powell was the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Career stats
2021-2022
DAL
2020-2021
DAL
2019-2020
DAL
2018-2019
DAL
2017-2018
DAL
2016-2017
DAL
2015-2016
DAL
2014-2015
DAL
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
82 21.9 67.1 35.1 78.3 4.9 1.2 0.5 0.5 8.7
2020-2021
58 16.6 61.9 23.8 78.2 4.0 1.1 0.5 0.6 5.9
2019-2020
40 26.5 63.8 25.6 66.7 5.7 1.5 0.6 0.8 9.4
2018-2019
77 21.6 59.7 30.7 77.2 5.3 1.5 0.6 0.6 10.6
2017-2018
79 21.2 59.3 33.3 71.9 5.6 1.2 0.4 0.8 8.5
2016-2017
77 17.3 51.5 28.4 75.9 4.0 0.6 0.5 0.8 6.7
2015-2016
69 14.4 49.3 12.5 73.9 4.0 0.6 0.3 0.5 5.8
2014-2015
29 8.1 46.3 27.3 75.8 1.7 0.3 0.2 0.3 3.1
Recent Games
Thu 5/26
Tue 5/24
Sun 5/22
Fri 5/20
Wed 5/18
Sun 5/15
Thu 5/12
Tue 5/10
Sun 5/8
Fri 5/6
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Thu 5/26
L 110-120
7 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Tue 5/24
W 109-119
11 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sun 5/22
L 109-100
7 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Fri 5/20
L 117-126
7 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Wed 5/18
L 87-112
14 3 2 1 3 0 1 0 0
Sun 5/15
W 123-90
20 6 1 4 5 0 0 1 2
Thu 5/12
W 86-113
17 8 1 2 3 0 0 2 0
Tue 5/10
L 80-110
7 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sun 5/8
W 101-111
9 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Fri 5/6
W 94-103
10 2 2 2 4 1 1 0 0