2017 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS

2017 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS (JORDAN BELL)

2017 NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS

JORDAN BELL

 

COLLEGE: OREGON

HEIGHT:  6’9″

WEIGHT: 220 POUNDS

POSITION: POWER FORWARD/ CENTER

CLASS: JUNIOR

PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION:   EARLY TO MIDDLE OF SECOND ROUND/ CHANCE TO RISE

PLAYER SUMMARY: Oregon had a fantastic season and made the Final 4. There was a lot of talent on their team. While Dillon Brooks was the best player, Jordan Bell was their best defender as well as the PAC-12’s defensive player of the year.

Jordan Bell’s calling card is his defense. The 6’9″ PF/C is a menace on the defensive end. He is a very good athlete for his size and gets up and down the floor very well. He is very good in transition. Bell has a motor that doesn’t stop and plays with real high energy. He is a top-notch shot-blocker.

Rebounding is one of his best attributes at this point in his development. While weighing around 220-230 pounds, he is strong with a frame that can add weight in the future. What we like about the junior is that he is versatile. He can guard multiple positions on the floor, SF/PF/C. This makes a player like Bell a potential important player in an NBA rotation as versatility in the NBA is critical nowadays. He proved himself in a very tough PAC-12 conference.

Bell is raw on the offensive end. He scores most of his points on dunks and put-backs. However, he wasn’t really asked to score the ball at Oregon as they had a variety of players who could score. He has shown flashes of a low-post game and hitting the 12-foot jumper. In our opinion, he is going to have to show NBA scouts during individual workouts that he can hit the mid-range jumper and show 1-2 post moves.

Jordan Bell is a work in progress on the offensive end. However, he will get drafted based on his excellent defensive abilities. We believe that in time he can become a high energy defensive specialist who will bring energy and a high motor into the game. These types of players are becoming more valuable in today’s NBA game.

BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF JORDAN BELL

 

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