Oregon's lone holdover from the 2013 basketball recruiting class will join Oregon's program this December he says.
Jordan Bell says he will join the Ducks this winter break.
"I will leave for Oregon in four days and be with the team following Christmas," Jordan Bell said to DuckTerritory.com Wednesday afternoon. His expected arrival date will be following Christmas, and before Oregon's Dec. 29 contest at home against Morgan State.
Bell described his absence from Oregon's program an 'NCAA issue', which has been confirmed by Oregon head coach Dana Altman. Altman has declined to go into detail last month about why Bell hadn't joined the team. "I don't know if I can say anything," Altman said on a media availability session November 22.
"Absolutely" was his answer if the Ducks would still hold his scholarship for the 2013-14 season.
Bell has told DuckTerritory.com he has been working with a basketball trainer to keep him in shape for his arrival at Oregon.
"I've just been staying busy with my trainer and working out with players staying ready," said Bell.
The 6-foot-7, 225 pound forward's arrival will be a welcomed addition to a team who isn't overly deep with post players. However expect Bell to redshrit this season after missing the entire fall camp and most of Oregon's non-conference play.
Bell signed with Oregon last fall over scholarship offers from Auburn, UCONN, Memphis, Nevada, Texas, USC, and Washington. 247Sports.com rated Bell as the nation's 64th bets prospect overall and 13th best power forward in the 2013 recruiting class.