2012 Intro: T.J. Bell
The Essentials: 6-7, 185-lb forward for Bloomington South and Indiana Mean Streets
The Schools: According to Rivals.com, Indiana, Oregon, Oregon State, Virginia, Washington and Washington State have offered scholarships. Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Purdue have expressed interest.
The Leaders: Indiana and Virginia are believed to be the two schools recruiting Bell the hardest. Bell’s mother, Quacy Timmons (formerly Barnes) played at IU and in the WNBA for four seasons.
The Quote: “I’m hoping for more colleges to come in during the summer. I’m trying to have fun with it. I’m just trying to play and get better. And I want to get bigger. I’ve been trying to work on it. We have weight class in high school, so that helps.” – Bell to The Indianapolis Star.
The Ranking: ESPN’s Scout’s Inc. ranks Bell a 95 on its 100-point scale.
The Scout Says: “In the first game of the day, Bell, a 6-foot-7 power forward, was active and aggressive for the Indiana squad. He scored with his right hand in the paint and owned the offensive glass, scoring off put backs and tip-ins. Although he’s not the quickest, Bell was willing to run the floor and finished when he had opportunities in the open court. Bell finished with 25 points against JSA Indiana.” – Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels on Bell at the adidas May Classic.
The Highlights (courtesy of The Herald-Times):
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