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1 - Jordan Bell

Oregon 

  • Birthday: 1/7/95
  • NBA Position: PF/C
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-8
  • Wt: 225
  • Hometown: Long Beach, CA
  • High School: Long Beach Poly
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Overall

90

2017
Mock:  38

NBA Comparison: Bo Outlaw

Strengths: Utility player that brings unbridled energy and explosive athleticism as an undersized big man … Instincts as a shot blocker have been present at every level, has great timing, tries to keep it in play and covers a lot of space … Great nose for the ball and gets off the floor really quickly, can rebound out of his area … Has improved his body and skills greatly over his time at Oregon, his work ethic on and off the floor seems evident … Great running the open floor, can finish above the rim and has been a true rim protector … Threat to score near the basket on offensive rebounds, can finish strong jumping off of two feet … Has worked on his post footwork and is effective on up-and-under, right hook over his left shoulder … Very comfortable playing without the ball, sets good screens and willing to do work to try and open the floor for his teammates … Showed ability as a passer, makes some good reads out of the low post and very willing to get others involved … Adept in both the passing lanes and tips, did a very good job creating turnovers and had a high steal percentage … Willing to get low and brings a good effort in defending the perimeter … Is someone other teams need to be aware of around the basket, great at blocking shots from the weak side and was counted on as a last resort often on defense … His FT shooting went from barely above 50% to 70.5% as a junior … Has managed to cut down his fouls quite a bit, much more disciplined defender over time … While he is still not relied upon or asked to shoot much, showed a much improved touch and can hit jump shots close to the hoop … Shows solid hands on cutting to the basket with powerful finishes … Plays with great confidence, never was shaken by going up against bigger or stronger players, uses speed to his advantage and is very good at fronting the post … Willing to put his body on the line, consummate teammate … Conditioning has been really strong, played 28.7 mpg at a high energy level … Has gained a great deal of muscle since he has come to Oregon and also improved his skill level to go from a rotation big man to one of the better big men in the Pac-12 conference … Manages to cover a lot of space as a defender, sprints on close outs and gives maximum effort … Knows his role and does the things you want from your big man, rebounds, protects the paint and is up to the task to cover a number of different assignments on defense … Very self aware and will do whatever it takes to help his team win

Weaknesses:
Has played center at Oregon and seems to be the position in which he best translates, and at around 6’8 with a 6’11-7’0 wingspan, is very much undersized … While he definitely seems to have strength to him, can certainly stand to add weight if he wants to defend bigger, stronger players at the next level … For his rather low usage, can turn it over quite a bit, has issues when taking more than a few dribbles and can force some bad passes … Still not someone that you are confident with shooting past mid-range, seems doubtful he will ever stretch the floor much … Can at times lose focus as far as boxing out, does not always put a body on rebounders … Like most shot blockers, can also go for blocks and therefore be out of position to rebound and give up some offensive boards … Post moves can be a bit stiff and is not necessarily going to be someone you will go to on offense … Was not utilized often in the pick-and-roll, and while he has potential defending it, he still did not have a great sample size of doing so … Much better with his right hand, still struggles on the right block … His instincts as far as a roll man are still sometimes a bit delayed … Has had issues with bigger, stronger players in the post, and sometimes can get sealed when he fronts … While he shot 63.4% FG, is quite limited offensively and is not a huge threat anywhere outside of the paint, not a lot of upside as a scorer

Notes: Measured 6’8.5 (with shoes) 227 lbs with a 6’11 wingspan at the 2016 Nike Basketball Academy … Was named MVP of the 2013 BallIsLife All-American Game … Participated in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk Contest … Was ranked #73 in the final Class of 2013 RSCI rankings … Qualified for University of Oregon in December of 2013, though did not start playing until the 2014-15 season … Broke the Oregon single season shot blocking record with 94 blocks (2.7 bpg) as a freshman … Earned Pac-12 All-Freshman and Pac-12 All-Defensive honors in 2014-15 … Played great defense on National Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky in Oregon’s 72-65 loss to Wisconsin … Missed the beginning of the 2015-16 season coming off of a broken foot … Had 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals in Oregon’s 82-68 Sweet 16 win over Duke … Averaged 10.9 ppg (63.4% FG, 70.5% FT), 8.6 rpg (2.8 orpg), 1.8 apg, 1.3 spg and 2.2 bpg in 28.7 mpg over 38 games during the 2016-17 season … Garnered 2nd Team All-Conference honors and won the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year … Led the Pac-12 in Defensive Win Shares and was 5th in the NCAA … Was 5th Nationally in Defensive Box Plus/Minus and 3rd Nationally in Box Plus/Minus for the 2016-17 season at this point in time … Was 15th Nationally in total blocks in the 2016-17 season with 83 … Shattered the Oregon career total blocks record with 229 (2.2 bpg) … Has been one of the absolute stars of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, averaging 12.5 ppg (73.3% FG, 54.5% FT), 12.5 rpg, 1.8 apg and 2.8 bpg in 30.5 mpg over four games, leading Oregon to its first Final Four appearance since their inaugural NCAA Tournament winning Tall Firs in 1939 … Lacks ideal big man size, but uses his athleticism and instincts to cover for it … His aggression as a rebounder and on defense both should give him a role as a possible back-up center, thriving in smaller, quick line-ups … Excels in transition on both ends and brings translatable skill as a rebounder and with his ability to get steals, plus his shot blocking has to be taken into account … With the NBA moving towards smaller line-ups, Bell’s value seems to be maybe as high as ever as he is low maintenance and fits well in a team concept along the lines of the defense you want brought to the table, someone who can finish lobs and a winners mentality ...

Michael Visenberg 3/27/17

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