Dwight Powell

Dwight Powell


Dwight Powell was part of Canada’s historic bronze medal-winning team at the 2023 FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup. It was Canada’s first ever medal at the tournament. Powell was among the players who committed to the national team in 2022 in the hopes of qualifying Canada for its first men’s Olympic basketball tournament since Sydney 2000. 

Powell played for Canada at the FIBA Americas World Cup Qualifiers for the 2019 and 2023 global tournaments, helping Canada qualify for both. He also competed at the 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Victoria where Canada lost in overtime in the semifinals to Czechia. 

Powell first represented Canada at the 2013 World University Games, finishing in fourth place. He was part of Canada’s perfect 9-0 record at the Four Nations International Invitational Tournament in preparation for the World University Games

Powell debuted with the Senior Men’s National Team at the 2015 ‘Tuto’ Marchand Continental Cup, helping Canada win the tournament for the first time. It was a warm up for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship where Powell and Canada would take bronze. 

Powell played collegiately at Stanford University where he won the 2012 NIT championship and led the Cardinal to the Sweet Sixteen at 2014 NCAA Tournament. As a senior in 2014 he was named the PAC-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year. In 2013 he was the PAC-12 Most Improved Player. He earned All-PAC-12 First Team honours each year. He was selected to the PAC-10 All-Freshman Team in 2011.

Powell was taken with the 45th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. Off-season trades sent him to Cleveland and then Boston. He began his NBA career with the Celtics before a mid-season trade in December 2014 sent him to Dallas where he has played ever since. He has made the playoffs four times with the Mavericks, reaching the Western Conference Final in 2022. In 2020 he was a Bob Lanier Community Assist Award recipient as a player who demonstrates community engagement, philanthropic activity, and charity work. 

A Little More About Dwight

Outside Interests: After losing his mother to breast cancer in 2012, he created the Dwight Powell Children and Family Support Fund in partnership with UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center to help patients and their children cope with the hardships of cancer… Has a leadership role on the NBA Players Association and was a key voice in the players’ return to play in ‘the bubble’ during the pandemic in 2020… Enjoys travelling and history and has been to Egypt five times…

Notable International Results

FISU World University Games: 2013 - 4th

FIBA World Cup: 2023 - BRONZE

FIBA Americas Championship: 2015 - BRONZE