Posted On: 08/14/19 11:57 PM

Cameron Bell (Cleveland) gifted the @PrepHoopsTN Summer Combine with an uncommonly strong physical presence.  He rebounded very well and dwarfed the guard-heavy competition. 

Cameron entered the camp with the best state ranking among all campers.  He exited a top 100 player in the state.

How did he measure against the competition?

  • Class of 2021
  • 6’3 3/4″
  • Wingspan — 6’7″
  • Height w/o shoes — 6’4 3/4″
  • Height w/ shoes — 6’3 3/4″
  • Hand Span — 10.0″
  • Hand Length — 8.0″
  • Lane Agility — 13.08
  • 3/4 court sprint — 3.60
  • Summer Combine Ranking — #12
  • All-Star Top 20
  • @PrepHoopsTN Top 100

NBA Stylistic Comparison: 2011 Rockets Chuck Hayes
College Projection: Football likely.

Cameron Bell earned his way onto the PrepHoopsTN Summer Combine All-Star Team with strength and toughness.  In the last year, Cameron’s game has veered more towards the football-type hooper.  He is much stronger physically than he was during 15u in the summer/spring of 2018, but he is also heavier with the muscular development.  This makes him a forward all day.  At 6-foot-4, 200+ pounds, any dreams of him becoming a physical shooting guard are out the window.  He is a low post beast with rebounding skills and some toughness in tight.

What Cameron brings to a basketball court is willingness to bang and bump in deep.  His improving strength makes him a daunting mark at varsity level.  His shoulders batter into defenders and there are few players in Chattanooga willing to stand firm.  

Bell’s basketball weakness is lateral quickness.  Because he weighs about 40 pounds more than some wings, he is slower afoot.  Getting up and down the floor is not really a problem as he is still a good athlete, but shiftiness can be tricky for him to defend.  Bell gets off the floor ok, but again quick guards can lose him with evasive dribbles.  

Cameron’s future beyond high school is likely football, unless he intends to compete as a 6-foot-4 power forward after college.  And that is very, very, very difficult.

For Red Bank this year, expect Cameron to collect 6+ rebounds a game and occasionally score in double figures.  He is solid 8′ and in.  

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