View Full Version : Gary Bell Jr. Write Up

10-11-2012, 11:51 AM
Gary Bell Jr. Write Up (http://www.zagaholic.com/2012/10/player-profile-series-2-of-5-gary-bell.html)

10-15-2012, 02:31 AM

Gary reminds me of Ben G. and Ben G. reminds me of Gary. Ben Gordon averaged 12.6 his Freshman year for University of Connecticut. He then went over 19 ppg his Sophomore year. Gary averaged 10.4 for his Freshman year. I don't expect Gary's #'s to spike like Ben's because of the teams balance but there should be a nice improvement in confidence and "Zag Swag" leading to a very productive season. Ben played at UConn at 6'2 195 off the ball similar to Gary. Ben has a nice college championship ring. I think Gary with hunger and drive this year similar to Ben can get his this year.

College hoops is open this year. Every year in my humblest of opinions the landscape changes and recruiting has such a huge impact from year to year. Just look at Kentucky last year and now they land the Harrison twins with many more to come probably.

Pilates is amazing that Ben G. takes part in when he comes back to New York his home town. I think Gary has so much potential.

Ben was not a McDonald's All-American coming out of high school. Dream big because the sky is the limit. Every year has its ups and down with some adversity for any player and team. We just have to stay strong! Here is a little Ben because I do see similarities with Gary!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Think big! Dream big!




This is our year...:)

10-15-2012, 12:54 PM
I have real high hopes for Gary.

He has ALL the tools. He can shoot, he can drive and he is already beyond his years in terms of reading the defenses and being trusted with the ball. He also has the desire and ability to lock up a player defensively - - something we know is a prerequisite for anyone looking for playing time in the Few system.

I like that he is running slightly under the radar compared to Pangos (though, to be fair, much of the commentary has been on GU's "solid backcourt" which includes a trust of Gary). Running under the star power of Pangos will allow Gary to let the game come to him, free him up of expectations that he will need to be a scorer for GU to win. In my mind, as long as Gary is increasingly comfortable, the scoring will come naturally, he is too talented and too mature for it not to.