On Sunday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reported Bell was entering the draft and signing with an agent, but the man himself said otherwise:
— Jordan Bell (@1jordanbell) April 17, 2017
Charania wrote the forward held meetings during the last week to find an agent and came to a decision. He also added, “NBA executives believe the 6-foot-9 Bell helped his draft stock in the NCAA tournament with his activity and toughness.”
Bell filled the void for the injured Chris Boucher in the tournament and helped lead the Ducks to the Final Four.
While many fans will remember his failure to box out in the waning moments of Oregon’s Final Four loss to North Carolina when the Tar Heels grabbed two critical offensive rebounds, he notched four double-doubles and swatted eight shots against Kansas in the team’s Big Dance run.