For Whom The Bell Will Toll

Memphis Bartlett guard Anthlon Bell (6-3, 180) took his official visit to Arkansas this weekend and can see himself fitting into the Razorbacks' up-tempo attack.

Memphis (TN) Bartlett basketball standout Anthlon Bell perhaps said it best on his twitter right after finishing up his official visit to Arkansas on Sunday.

The Detroit-born Bell (6-3, 180), who averaged 25 points and 5 assists last season, noted that his upcoming decision is going to be a tough one.

The Razorbacks took their best shot this weekend as new head coach Mike Anderson officially opened practice with a Friday night event called Primetime at the Palace.

"It was a great visit overall," Bell said. "The best parts were just watching practice and talking with Coach A."

Bell – a Memphis YOMCA teammate of Arkansas target Janrell Stokes - has around 10 offers, but said Sunday he has decided to cut that list down to just three.

"Arkansas, Missouri and UMass," said Bell, who is his school's third leading scorer of all-time heading into the season.

That means he has eliminated Tennessee, Auburn, Richmond, Kent State, Central Florida and Tulsa – all of whom he said had extended offers.

Bell had scheduled a visit next weekend to Richmond, but is going to cancel that and attempt to move his official visit to Missouri to Oct. 28-30.

"I kind of ready to get this offer with," Bell said.

Bell says Arkansas has a lot of positives that has him interested in the Razorbacks.

"It's the college town, the fans and Coach Mike Anderson and his style of play of going up and down," Bell said. "I like that kind of style."

Current Arkansas freshman B.J. Young stood out for Bell during the scrimmage.

"I liked the young guy – what's his name, B.J.? Bell noted. "He likes to take it to the rack, but he needs somebody to kick it out to and that is what they are looking for in me."

Certainly his AAU coach Jevonte Holmes believes he is one of the better shooters around as evidenced by this summer quote.

"His range is anytime he crosses halfcourt," Holmes told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. "I feel confident in him shooting it from anywhere. I call him the black J.J. Reddick."

Bell believes his all-around game has improved.

"I can see the floor real well so I can see people that are open while going up and down the floor," Bell said. "I think I can help defensive-wise, too, while getting up into the guards while pressure full court."

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