Over the holidays, the City of Palms Classic bore witness to a thunderous display of power by Oregon signee Jordan Bell (4-Star/Long Beach, CA/Rivals150). After tipping a defensive rebound, Bell got on the break and brought all in attendance to their feet with a thunderous windmill dunk, snapping the rim in the process.
Called an “absolute stud of an athlete (with) a big time motor” by AAU Coach Etop Udo-Ema, Bell’s 6’7″, 200 lb. frame and the ability to guard every position will make him a versatile commodity for Head Coach Dana Altman. Bell became Oregon’s first signed commit on November 17th and will be joined by fellow signees A.J. Lapray (3-Star/Salem, OR), Cristiano Felicio (NR/Sacramento, CA), and solid verbal twin tandem Tyree and Tyrell Robinson (3-Star(s)/San Diego, CA/Rivals150).
Played this coming Friday, the Semper Fi All-American Bowl could produce Oregon commitments with key prospects making program announcements. One such prep, tight end Thomas Duarte (4-Star/Santa Ana, CA/Rivals250) indicated that “I love everything about Oregon, their tempo, their mentality about winning all the time.” A 6’4″, 225 lb. athlete who can play multiple positions, Duarte’s skills could set him in the mold of current tight end Colt Lyerla along with the potential to see time on the defensive side of the ball.
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