Bell, Korita Add To Wings Flight

Arkansas 2015 grid commit Jamario Bell (6-6, 230) and Pulaski Academy shooting guard Lawson Korita (6-4, 180) are among the state's top players joining Malik Monk on this season's Arkansas Wings Elite squad, playing this weekend in the Real Deal in the Rock.

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Wings will get their EYBL slate underway next week in Sacramento, Calif., but are getting some good warm up action in this weekend during the Real Deal in the Rock.

With Malik Monk leading the way with 20 points, the Wings drilled Rashad Lewis 9 85-52 and showed off a team that looks to be a well-rounded one that should fare well in the EYBL season – which features four spring and summer tournaments and then the Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C.

The squad also features Arkansas junior defensive end commitment Jamario Bell (6-6, 230), who will man the middle along with Skal Labissiere (6-10, 200) of Memphis Evangelical Christian School.

Labisseie – a 5-star prospect and the seventh-best player in the 2015 class nationally per Scout.com – had 12 points and Bell 10 in the Friday night victory.

"It is a great feeling to play with these guys on this team," Bell said. "I just will come in and do what I have to do to help these guys win."

Bell helped lead the Dragons to a state football title and deep into the state basketball playoffs and at one point had not lost a game in six months.

"We just come out every practice – be it football or basketball and work hard," Bell said. "We just kept on winning in football and basketball and it was just a hard grind all year. It is just a competition all the time.

Another star the Wings have added to this season's roster is Pulaski Academy shooting guard Lawson Korita (6-4, 180). He managed to get his share this season for the Bruins alongside senior standout Marcus Wallace.

"My team kind of surrounded me, like Marcus – who would dish it off to me and I would knock down the 3-pointer," Korita said. "I have been playing with him since the seventh grade and it is kind of we are brothers and stuff."

"I need to get on my defense and my ballhanding," Korita said. "I know that my game is going to keep developing and getting better because of the level of play of my teammates and the level of competition we are going to be going against."

The Wings roster also includes Jonesboro point guard Marquise Pointer, Springdale junior Chris Owens, New Orleans' Melvin Frazier, Memphis' Marlon Hunter, Southwest Christian's 6-9 forward Gojko Dokovic and Jonesboro forward Victor Dukes, formerly of Nettleton.

"It's great to be around players that can help elevate your game while you are winning at the same time," Korita said. "I think it is going to be a fun summer."





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