More notes from Dallas EYBL 

May, 18, 2012
One of the best shot-blockers is actually a 6-foot-6 forward. Jordan Bell (Long Beach, Calif./Poly) is listed at 6-8 but that’s a stretch.

Why is a kid this size such an adept shot-blocker? To me, there’s something about lying in the weeds, not being an intimidating 7-footer and using it to your advantage.

“I get up so quick I can stay on my man and wait for him to jump,” Bell said. “It’s scary because if you don’t react you could get dunked on in a quick second. Once they get up, I go up.”