Justin Powell is Auburn basketball's early season MVP in more ways than one

The freshman guard has been asked to play out of position. But that hasn't stopped him from being exactly what the Tigers have needed.

PG/SG Justin Powell (Shanna Lockwood/Auburn Athletics)

When Auburn won the tip against South Alabama last Friday night, it immediately put the ball in the hands of a brand-new starter.

Justin Powell walked the ball up the floor in Auburn Arena, where the freshman guard was making his home debut. The opening play call was a simple one. Powell would dribble…

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