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There might not be a better leaper in the entire NBPA Top 100 Camp than Deuce Bello.

There might not be a better leaper in the entire NBPA Top 100 Camp than Deuce Bello.

Bello, the class of 2011's 97th best player according to, threw down plenty of nasty dunks the entire week including a between-the-legs dunk to end a game where his Jazz team was winning big in the final seconds.

"Probably the between the legs," Bello said of his favorite dunk in the event. "I dunked on Marshall Plumlee. That was a good one too."

Besides dunks and flashy finishes, Bello is improving his all-around game. While he can get to the rim with ease, his ball handling and jumper have also improved greatly.

Part of this is due to the busy summer Deuce has had. He participated in the Pangos All-American Camp and has also been apart of the Adidas Nations team.

"It's been real fun traveling and going to places and meeting the guys," Bello said. "And there's a whole lot of good competition there too."

Bello has become a popular player with recruiters as Baylor, Wake Forest, Clemson, Cleveland State, North Carolina State, Miami, Florida State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Maryland have all offered scholarships according to the four-star wing.

Duke and North Carolina have also shown interest.

"I have no favorites right now," Bello said. "I'm just going through the process and going on my visits soon, either more this summer or during the school year."

Bello will likely take some unofficial visits before going on his five official visits.

"I think I'm going to Baylor soon," Bello said.

While a lot of schools are involved in recruiting Deuce, the four-star wing is already friends with a couple member of the Wolfpack's class of 2010.

"I used to play AAU with (C.J. Leslie) for a couple of tournaments," Bello said. "Ryan Harrow I met at Pangos and we have had a relationship after that."

Friends aside, Bello knows what he is looking for in his future school.

"Picking a school that fits me (is important) because picking a college is really serious," Bello said. "It's going to decide your whole life after that. Picking a team that gets up and down the floor is important too."

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