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Jordan Bell

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Name: Jordan Bell

School: Oregon

Season: Junior

ESPN High School Ranking: 78 (2013)

Birthdate: January 7, 1995 (22)

Birthplace: Long Beach, California

High School: Long Beach Polytechnic High School


- 2nd highest field goal percentage in Oregon history as a Freshman (59.7%)  

- Oregon career leader in NCAA Tournament blocks  

- 2014-15 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team  

- 2014-15 Pac-12 All-Defensive Team  

- Led the Pac-12 in blocks in Freshman season (2.69)  

- Oregon's career blocked shot leader

Twitter: 1JordanBell

Instagram: 1JordanBell

Height: 6'8.5 (Numbers taken from 2016 Nike Basketball Academy)

Weight: 227

Wingspan: 6'11

Injury History: 

- Had surgery on broken foot in May 2015, missed first 8 games of Sophomore Season

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Speaks very well  

- Suspended for February 8, 2015 game against Washington State in his Freshman season for interfering with a University Parking Officer attempting to put a citation on his vehicle

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 5.1 PPG  

- 6.1 RPG  

- 1.3 APG  

- 2.7 BPG  

- 0.8 SPG  

- 60% FG  

- 50% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: 

- 7 PPG  

- 5.4 RPG  

- 1.3 APG  

- 1.8 BPG  

- 1.1 SPG  

- 58% FG  

- 52% FT

Junior Season Stats: Through 31 games

- 10.8 PPG  

- 7.9 RPG  

- 1.9 APG  

- 2.1 BPG  

- 1.4 SPG  

- 63% FG  

- 23% 3 (0.1/0.4)  

- 70% FT


- 1st in box plus/minus, defensive rating and defensive win shares in the Pac-12 in 2016-17  

- 2nd in defensive box plus/minus in the Pac-12 in 2016-17  

- 3rd in total blocks and block percentage in the Pac-12 in 2016-17  

- 4th In blocks per game in the Pac-12 in 2016-17  

- 9th in defensive rating in the NCAA in 2016-17  

- 11th in defensive win shares in the NCAA in 2016-17  

- 5th in box plus/minus and defensive box plus/minus in the NCAA in 2016-17

Position: PF

Greatest Strength: Shot blocking, Hands + Athleticism

Greatest Weakness: Effort

Athleticism: 8

Aggression: 7

Speed: 7

Strength: 7

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 7

3 point shooting: N/A

Jumpshot: 5

Ability to finish at the rim: 8

Post moves: 7

Handle: 6

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 8

Motor: 7

Touch: 7

Hands: 8

On ball defense: 7

Help defense: 8

Steals: 7

Blocks: 8

Pick and Roll: 

- Bell rolls very quickly to the hoop and is a good finisher, usually with alley-oops (good hops)  

- Defensively, Bell is a strong pick and roll defender but sometimes fails to box out - he relies too much on his physical gifts rather than always putting a body on his man

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Good and strong hands - swallows any ball he gets either hand on  

- Versatile defensively  

- Too short to play C (which is what he plays at Oregon) - can be backed down and scored on in post  

- Doesn't box out on defensive boards  

- Very good rebounder  

- Explosive athlete with the ball  

- Good shot blocker  

- Tries to do his work (shot blocking) too late rather than boxing out on the boards early and stopping his man from getting deep post positioning  

- Needs to learn to rebound with both hands  

- Good touch and short midrange shooter  

- Strong finisher at the rim  

- Plays a more finesse game than a tough interior game  

- Good on ball face up defender

Game Analysis: 

Game 1

- vs. Oregon State  

- #12 Drew Eubanks  

- #23 Gligorije Rakocevic

- Grabs defensive rebound, pushes ball, fouled on crossover in transition - FTs 1/2  

- Backed down by Rakocevic and hit hook shot right at hoop over Bell  

- Faces up in left short corner and misses jumper  

- Good strongside help block  

- Called for 3 in the key  

- Beaten on denial by Eubanks who caught and layed it in  

- Catches baseline inbounds pass and hits short floater in lane  

- Explosive move - catches right short corner against the zone, drives baseline and hits reverse dunk  

- Offensive rebound, fouled on putback layup - FTs 2/2  

- Squares up from right post, hits bank shot  

- Good block in help in the post  

- Catches high post against zone, has room, and drives for emphatic dunk  

- Runs floor, hits up and under layup in transition

Game 2

- vs. Arizona  

- #10 Lauri Markkanen  

- #21 Chance Comanche  

- #14 Dusan Ristic  

- #2 Kobi Simmons

- Strong block in weakside help on layup attempt  

- Allows Ristic to get offensive rebound  

- Another block at rim in weakside help

- Backing down Markkanen, spins left, tries up and under but travelled  

- Catch and shoot 3 at end of first half with time expiring - bricked  

- Drive from FT line right and hits scoop layup with right  

- Beaten on drive by Kobi Simmons but blocked shot at rim  

- Pick and roll dunk - poor D by Ristic

NBA Comparison: Luc Richard Mbah A Moute

Current Ability: 6

Projection as an NBA Player: 6.5

Projected Draft Spot: Late 2nd Round

Opinion: Bell has some lazy tendencies (doesn't box out or exert maximum effort on defense) but has great shot blocking timing and good rebounding hands. I don't think Bell can guard 7'0 Centres in the post, but he can guard PFs even out to the 3 point line. Bell will have to extend his shooting stroke, which does not get utilized much at Oregon. Nevertheless, he has good hands and nice touch, and I have no doubt he can improve his shooting. Bell fits the NBA mold in terms of 2-way potential and athleticism, and I think he can become a good backup as long as he increases his effort.