Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 29
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate low post scorer
Gifted defensive player that can get steals
Excellent shot blocker
Needs to improve his shooting
Does not shoot the ball enough
May struggle to create his own shot at the next level
May be fairly raw offensively
Can be turnover prone
Can be a bit foul prone
Struggles to guard stronger players
Needs to get stronger
Missed some time last year due to foot problems
Jordan Bell is an athletic big man that projects to be a defensive specialist in the NBA.
His calling card will be on the defensive end. He is very athletic and has terrific instincts, as he possesses the ability to guard opponents out on the perimeter as well as in the post. Plus, Bell is an excellent shot blocker, and he can also collect many steals at the collegiate level.
But, he will need to get stronger in order to improve his low post defense and rebounding skills. Bigger opponents can give him trouble, as Bell may need to add more strength in the near future.
Offensively, he may be nowhere near as developed as he is on offense. Bell has some low post moves and face-up game, but does not exhibit the confidence yet to execute them consistently on a daily basis.
He also struggles to make jumpers from the floor, as most of his scores come from when he is around the basket. Also, he does not take enough shots, as he has a tendency to fade into the background on offense.
In general, Jordan Bell could be a solid find for a team in the late first to the second round range of the draft. Most likely, he may project to be a shot blocking, rotation player in the NBA. It is uncertain if he will develop his offense, but Bell’s athleticism and defensive prowess could allow him to flourish in the league.
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