Dana Altman and the Oregon Ducks have announced the signing of 6-foot-8 225 pound four-star power forward Jordan Bell. Bell committed to Oregon on Tuesday at a school assembly at his high school Long Beach Poly and signed his Letter of Intent Thursday.
Senior forward Arsalan Kazemi has been declared eligible at Oregon.
"Jordan is an athletic player with good instincts, who runs the floor well," Oregon assistant coach Tony Stubblefield said in a press release. "He is someone that we expect to be an active defender and provide energy at both ends of the floor."
As a junior at Long Beach Poly Bell averaged 8.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks. Bell recorded three triple-doubles as a junior. According to his AAU coach for Compton Magic Bell had games with 17, 19, and 21 blocks last year as well.
Bell picked Oregon over offers from Auburn, UCONN, Memphis, Nevada, and Kansas State. USC and Washington and also offered earlier in the process.
According to 247Sports.com Bell is ranked as the 63rd best overall prospect and 15th best power forward. In the 247Composite which takes into account all scouting services Bell is ranked the 113th best prospect and 25th best power forward.
Oregon also got big news for this season as the NCAA has deemed senior Arsalan Kazemi eligible to play right away. Kazemi arrived to Oregon this off-season after leaving Rice where he played his first three seasons of basketball.
Kazemi has averaged a double-double through his three-year career and 95 games. Kazemi averaged 12.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game and has scored a career 1,195 points and grabbed 963 career rebounds. Both instantly make Kazemi the career leader in the Pac-12 for both categories.
Kazemi will be eligible to play against Vanderbilt this Friday and is expected to play.
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