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I had the opportunity to conduct an interview with a power forward from the class of 2013, Jordan Bell. (Jordan: L.B. Polytechnic and AAU:California Supreme – 2013) Jordan is a 6 foot 9 inch, 200 pound Point Forward out of Long Beach, California. He is one of the best Power Forwards in the class of 2013; 93 Grade 4 Stars; 14th Position, 5th Regional and 5th State (California). He is rated as a 4 Star on ESPN. I created a list of 10 questions that I believe our audience would find interesting about the life of a young basketball recruit. These are the questions that I asked Jordan, followed with his answers.
Interview with Power Forward Jordan Bell Class of 2013.
Question: What are the 5 universities that you have been in contact with the most?
Jordan: These are the schools that I have been in contact with the most; Alabama; Oregon; Virginia Tech; SDSU, and USC.
Question: What do you look for in a University?
Jordan: Basketball wise, a fast pace offense that gets up and down the floor. Also a good defense sets known of that bs 2 3 zone.
Question: Does the fan base of the University make an impact on your recruitment?
Jordan: Yeah it does, I need to go to a school where the stands are packed every night lol.
Question: Based on national media and fan bases, do you care about what conference you play in?
Jordan: Nope, not at all as long as its a good school and has a great program.
Question: What do you consider to be your best attribute?
Jordan: I’m a very elite shot blocker in my opinion the best in the country now, I run the floor better than any forward in the country. I can rebound in traffic with the best.
Question: What would you say your work ethic is like?
Jordan: I have a very good work ethic.
Question: What would you consider to be your strength?
Jordan: Every chance I get, I’m in the gym or at the park working on my game.
Question: What would you consider to be your weakness?
Jordan: Having the urge to score.
Question: During the off-season, what areas of your game do you work on most?
Jordan: I’m working on posting more on the block and getting the drive to score more.
Question: What College or NBA Athlete do you idolize and how do their skill sets match yours?
Jordan: People compare me to different people, but mostly Magic Johnson. I love passing so much and I can handle the ball for my height. My favorite player is Lebron James but I idolize Rudy Gay. I want to expand my skill set so I handle the ball, shoot, and finish like him.