Will Bell Play Ball At Missouri?

2011 basketball transfer Keion Bell gives ShowMeMizzou.com all the details of his Missouri visit and the very latest as to where his transfer situation is at now

Missouri's Frank Haith and staff have been searching for a few players with which to complete Missouri's roster for 2011, in addition to recruiting for 2012 and 2013.

This past weekend was important for Missouri, as the Tigers hosted several key prospects. One of those is a potential transfer from Pepperdine, who is looking for a move up in the level of competition, in combo guard Keion Bell 6'3" 200, who averaged 18.9 points/game in 2010-2011.

Bell took time to speak with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about his Missouri visit, and his plans.

"My visit (to Missouri) went well," began Bell. "I enjoyed the environment, and the people. It's a college town. I enjoyed the way that the people treated the players. I kind of clicked with the players........................ I knew Coach Haith, because he had recruited me at Miami when I was in high school. My visit was an overall good experience, and I loved the facilities. I only have positive reports on my visit."

Bell described himself as a "play maker", who gets in the paint, and can finish, as well as getting to the FT line with frequency. He's very athletic, and is known for dunking over opponents.

Bell, who is from Pasadena (CA), didn't go very far away from home to attend Pepperdine, but he indicated that the coaching change at Pepperdine prompted him to consider a transfer. In addition, he wants to play against better competition, and on a bigger stage.

Bell has a couple of visits "lined up", to Texas A&M, on the last weekend in June, and to Oregon. But, he said that he may visit A&M sooner, and he's not sure if he'll even visit Oregon. He said that he would probably make a decision after he visits College Station. His plan is to enroll for the second summer session.

"I'm leaning towards Missouri," explained Bell. "But I've got to take that other visit."

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