Bell has top three

Long Beach Poly 2013 power forward Jordan Bell was a shot blocking force at the Pangos All-American Camp. The emerging prospect tells his top three, including the school he's always wanted to go to.

One of the breakout players at the Pangos All-American Camp was 6-foot-7, 200-pound Long Beach (Calif.) Poly 2013 power forward Jordan Bell.

An explosive athlete that specializes in shot blocking, Bell emerged as a guy that scouts will be watching closely to see how he progresses over the next year.

"I thought I played well," Bell said. "I wasn't scared of the older people. I didn't come to show off; I just came to do what I do."

While defense is Bell's specialty right now, his offense is still coming around and he knows it's something he's got to work on.

"Last year I was just a shot blocker and rebounder," Bell said. "This year I have a little offense. I can step out and hit the three, I'm a finisher now and I have bounce.

"I'm working on my offense. Basketball is offense and defense; I can't just play defense and get away with it. I'm working on my post game, midrange shot, setting screens, rolling to the basket, getting through traffic and driving to the basket."

At this point, Bell has been recruited by UCLA, USC, Arizona, Washington, San Francisco and San Diego.

However, only one of those schools makes his top three.

"My top three are Oregon, USC and Texas," Bell said. "With Oregon, I've always wanted to go there. I like the coach and I like the system they run. Ever since I was a kid I've wanted to go to Oregon. With USC, I like their game and same with Texas.

"Texas is rough; they're not soft. Look for everybody, find the open man, get up the court, they're fast too, and they're really athletic."

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