With Anthony Bennett choosing UNLV over Oregon, it’s time to look ahead at what other possible power forwards lay on the horizon for Oregon. Three-star recruit Ben Carter has been recruited for the upcoming season, who has as high as a 26th national ranking for that position.
Another candidate for the next season is 2013 recruit, Jordan Bell, from Long Beach, California. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward is a junior at Long Beach Poly. According to MaxPreps, he had 8.4 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, totaling at 270 and 281, respectively, for the Jackrabbits last season. He also had 48 steals and 69 assists.
Autzen Zoo: What impressed you the most about Jordan Bell after researching him and your interview you had with him?
Surf the Spear: His offensive skills. All you hear about is how Bell is one of the top defenders in the nation and nothing about his [offensive] skills.
AZ: What do you think he can bring to the college level for the university he chooses?
STS: He will bring a defensive presence that very few men have. He will be a human swat machine, most likely a two-year athlete.
AZ: Are you aware of any visits that Bell will make to SDSU or others on his list?
STS: No, I am not.
AZ: What are some improvements you expect to see Bell make as he transitions to the college level?
STS: [Working] harder on his offensive game. He needs to improve on his three-point shooting.