Jordan Bell Will Hire An Agent & Enter the 2017 NBA Draft

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After much speculation on whether or not he would return to Oregon, junior big man Jordan Bell made it official on Tuesday that he will enter the 2017 NBA Draft and hire an agent.

His decision to go pro came less than 48 hours after he called rumors that he might be heading to the NBA “fake news.”

He had his best offensive year in 2016-17, averaging a  10.9 points and 8.8 rebounds while knocking down 63.6 percent of his shots, but where he really took over was in the NCAA Tournament.
With senior Chris Boucher sidelined with a torn ACL, Bell averaged 12.6 points, 13.2 boards, and three blocks per game, including 16 rebounds against North Carolina in the Final Four and a line of 11 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, and eight blocks in their Elite Eight victory over the Kansas Jayhawks.

When Jonathan Givony of Draft Express joined The Irregular Guys prior to the Final Four, he felt Jordan Bell had the most NBA upside of any Oregon Ducks player and had him as a solid second round pick currently has Bell as the No. 32 overall pick in their latest mock draft.

Bell’s decision means Oregon has lost six of their top seven scorers from a team that was in the Final Four just two and a half weeks ago.

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