One of the nation's top athletes and most tenacious rebounders is off the board now that Jordan Bell has made his choice.
Tuesday afternoon, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly got up in front of some his friends and family assembled at his school and committed toOregon.
A high-flying athlete who loves to play above the rim, Bell is a bit of a throwback player.
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In an age where most guys taller than 6-foot-6 are desperate to prove that they can play on the wing, Bell understands and embraces his strengths.
Those strengths include rebounding at a high level, running the floor, blocking an awful lot of shots for a guy his size and playing with an edge to him.
He's not the exact same player as Dennis Rodman, but he's similar in that he can defend on the wing or the interior and specializes in getting the dirty work done.
Just because he excels at the little things doesn't mean Bell is ignoring the other parts of his game. He's been working hard to improve his jump shooting from 8-12 feet and he's become a pretty good passer when faced with heavy pressure.
Bell is the Ducks first basketball only commitment from the class of 2013. Twin three-star wings Tyree Robinson and Tyrell Robinson both have committed to play football for the Ducks and plan to try and play hoops as well.
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