D'Andre Bell turning heads

<B>TEANECK, NJ - </B> D'Andre Bell is not one of the biggest names in attendance, but he was tearing it up at the Reebok ABCD Camp. In New Jersey he stuck out clearly as one of the very best players 2005 players in a camp full of talented underclasmen.

D'Andre Bell, a 6'6", 210-pound guard from Los Angeles, CA, is an excellent player. He moves well without the ball, hustles up and down the court and has a beautiful stroke. He is also a high-rising dunker, and is able to see the entire court.

Bell was seen extremely focused and willing to learn during the camp workouts. He stated, " I can learn how to play any game if I haven't already learned how to play it yet." This clearly demonstrates not only his willingness to learn, but his desire to learn.

Bell has stated that he is interested in , "Georgetown, UCLA, Washington, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and [especially] Arizona," among others.

Arizona has become more interested in Bell recently, mainly due to his showings during the spring recruiting season.

Bell says he is looking for a school with "good coaching, playing time, and a place that will better me." Bell is looking to shine in college, and has aspirations for the NBA. Bell could have NBA athleticism, but will need a lot of seasoning in college to develop his skills.

Bell will most likely be a three or four year player. However, he has the skills to play in college now. His ability to see the court and his willingness to learn make him worth recruiting. He may not have the name that other wings have in the class, but he has all the tools.

When asked about Arizona, Bell had quite a bit to say.

"Every guard that's been there has been in the league, so that is a school that could prepare me for the league. "Lute Olson is an incredible coach," he added.

Bell clearly understands how Arizona could better him for the future and that Olson would be able to turn him into an NBA superstar.

Just how Bell fits into the Wildcat plans remains to be seen. The Cats have a lot of wings they are recruiting, but Bell continues to raise his stock. Wildcat coaches got a better chance to see him play as ABCD wrapped-up, so he will have his chance to impress them.


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