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Burke Co. Sports Hall of Fame

Long wait finally over for legendary Jimmy Powell

Former Morganton High School hoops star still only second Burke County player ever drafted


Sports Editor, THE PAPER

Posted 3/18/23

Jimmy Powell was a baseball player first. A stroke of luck and a lot of hard work later, he became what many regard as the best basketball player that Burke County has ever produced. Powell starred for …

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