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Jordan Bell Names Top 5 Of USC, UCLA, Oregon, Texas, Arizona

Jordan Bell is a top 2013 rising talent on the hardwood. A 6'7", 205 pound power forward who has shown a great propensity for leaping, lending himself well to defense, shot-blocking and rebounding, the Long Beach Poly junior figures to be a huge West Coast get for whatever team gets him. Bell is regarded highly by ESPN, ranking as the 22nd best power forward and the 94th best hoopster from the Class of 2013. In an interview he did with Coast 2 Coast Hoops, he mentioned things he has to work on include his back to the basket game and overall offense, which are commonplace issues for a young power forward.

(via Coast2Coasthoops)

Matt Prehm of 247Sports reports Bell's current preferences early in the process, and the two Los Angeles colleges figure prominently: Both the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins are in Bell's top 5, along with the Oregon Ducks, Texas Longhorns and Arizona Wildcats. Bell just received an Oregon offer to go along with his current offers from USC and San Francisco and looks pretty thrilled, but based on the lofty status of his top 5, the process for Bell's recruitment might unfold over a long period of time.

For more on basketball recruiting, check each of these sites: Conquest Chronicles (USC), Bruins Nation (UCLA), Addicted to Quack (Oregon), Burnt Orange Nation (Texas) and Arizona Desert Swarm (Arizona)