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Brayden Bell is a Buckeye

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by sears3820, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

  2. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Nice find sears. Welcome to the family Brayden!
     
  3. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    Hell yeah get the Basketball rolling too!!!
     
  4. jenkinswoody

    jenkinswoody I heart Wendy Peffercorn

    Wow.......

    Hello Thad Matta!!!!!! :biggrin:
     
  5. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    can someone give me a cut and paste or a break down of this young man please....great find sears....
     
  6. gmsbears

    gmsbears Boner Jamz '03

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    6'10"
    240
    PF

    Junior:
    The most skilled big man in the west for 2005. Shoots it deep, also has a terrific jump hook. Body should get real strong with weight work. Defense and rebounding need improvement.

    Sophmore:
    Played with Utah Select at the 2002 Spiece Run and Slam. Great looking body, no doubt about that. Will have to show he can get it done inside.
     
  7. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    Another poor rebounder/defensive liability? His only listed offers were tOSU and Utah State? Matta must've saw something in him. Has he played at any camps?
     
  8. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    i found this on the young man:

    Although basketball is his sport, Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton power forward prospect Brayden Bell said he enjoyed Ohio State's dramatic football victory over Marshall. That was one of the highlights for his official visit to OSU. Click here for more details on this prospect.

    The Ohio State men's basketball program welcomed in one player for an official visit this weekend as Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton power forward Brayden Bell ventured cross country.

    "It went great," said the 6-9, 240-pound Bell. "I had a good time."

    Obviously, one of the highlights of the trip was the OSU football team's dramatic win over Marshall. Bell was among 104,000 on hand at Ohio Stadium and the scene there left quite an impression.

    "That was unbelievable," he said. "I didn't want to leave the game. That was a great game. From the second I got to Ohio, I met fans at the baggage claim at the airport. They have a lot of support."

    Bell spent time with various OSU players, including Brandon Fuss-Cheatham, Matt Sylvester and Ricardo Billings.

    "I just learned that they are very passionate and very confident about how they're going to be," Bell said. "They think they can win. They already have the support from the fans."

    Bell said OSU assistant Alan Major has been in contact with him. He also enjoyed spending time with new OSU head coach Thad Matta .

    "This gave me a chance to get to know everybody else," Bell said. "They are all great guys. Coach Matta seems to know what he's talking about."

    When asked if OSU pressured him to commit, Bell said, "Yeah, a little bit. They said, `We have a scholarship for you. You can commit. Who do we need to work on to get you?' "

    Bell sees an opportunity to come in and play at OSU, which could take two big men among this year's projected three-man recruiting class.

    "I watched their style of play and I think I would fit in well," he said. "That's what they're telling me."

    Bell said he is also pondering taking visits to UCLA, Pepperdine, Utah and perhaps either Indiana or Illinois. Louisville is no longer in Bell's sights.

    "I don't have any other official visits set," he said. "I want to try and make a decision by the early signing period in November. I want to get it done before the season starts."

    As a junior, Bell averaged 18 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots.

    "Offensively, I'm able to go inside and outside," he said. "Defensively, it's the normal stuff. I play defense, try to rebound and block shots. I do what I can."
     
  9. gold_pants

    gold_pants Freshman

    With Mayes, Bell, and Lewis --Matta has done about all he can to make up for lost time in recruiting. I think we are absolutely going to clean up the talented state of Ohio next year...
     
  10. ucla was heavily recruiting bell too
     
  11. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    He had visits scheduled to UCLA, Indiana and Louisville. Those don't equate to offers - but they reflect serious interest.

    Welcome aboard Brayden!
     
  12. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Great pickup...Bell's situation reminds me a bit of Jon Skinner's. Injury might have made a few teams back off or let Bell slip under the radar a touch. Either way, I think this is a great get for Coach Matta. I also think this means that the only other addition to this class could be Chandler, barring academics. If not him, I say bank the 'ship for the loaded '06 class and go for the motherload...
     
  13. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Based on what I had read I was hot for Herera. I now notice Herera commited to Cincy the day after we got Bell. Maybe I am reading to much into it, but that implies we had our choice and Herera took his next best option.
     
  14. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    I heard Herrera was favoring the bucks, but waiting to take all his visits... Bell was suposedly going to wait a while... well when Bell verbaled, Herrera went to UC (don't know if we only wanted one, or if they didn't want to be on the same team???)... we got one of the big men, whitch is good in my book!!!
     

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