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JUCO Big Man Jimmy Bell Jr. to Visit West Virginia on April 15



West Virginia JUCO target Jimmy Bell Jr. tells WV Sports Now that he will visit WVU on April 15. Bell received an offer from West Virginia last Saturday.

Bell (6-foot-10, 280 pounds) is currently visiting East Tennessee State.

Bell explains what he’s looking forward to on his trip to Morgantown in a few weeks.

“[I can’t wait to] meet the strength coach, look at facilities, meet other staff and find out if it’s somewhere that will feel like home,” he said.

Bell has spent this past season at Moberly CC in Missouri, averaging 9.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.5 blocks on 59 percent shooting. The Saginaw, MI, native spent two seasons at Saint Louis under head coach Travis Ford. Bell appeared in 50 games for the Billikens, averaging 3.1 points and 2.6 rebounds on 49 percent shooting.

For the past week, Bell has been in talks with head coach Bob Huggins and assistant coach Ron Everhart.

“[Huggins] wants a guy he can throw it down to,” Bell Jr. said. “He is very confident that I am the guy to do it.”

Bell told WV Sports Now that he has heard from ETSU, New Mexico State, Oakland, Saint Louis, South Carolina, Temple and other schools. Bell will have two years of eligibility left. WV Sports Now will keep up to date with the latest recruiting and transfer portal news during the offseason.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. Ethan has covered WVU men’s basketball, football and recruiting for the past two years. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.


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