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#5 Gary Bell, Jr.
Position: Guard
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Kent, WA
High School: Kentridge
Experience: High School

JUNIOR 2013-14: Made 27 starts in 30 appearances, missing six games due to injury...Averaged 11.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 1.7 apg...Ranked third on team with 56 three-points and second with three-point field goal percentage of .427 (56-131)...Ranked fourth on team in both assists (1.7 per game) and steals (1.0 per game)...Second on team averaging 28.6 minnutes played per game...Led team in scoring four times, including a career-high 24 in 93-61 win over Colorado State at home.

SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Started 33 of 34 appearances, sitting out Lewis-Clark State College game as head coach Mark Few decided to give him the night off, and gave way to Guy Landry Edi in starting line-up for Senior Night…averaged 9.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.1 apg…scored then-career-high 20 points at Saint Mary’s, going 6-for-10 from the field, 4-for-5 from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from the line…had a pair of treys in that game to spark a 20-4 Gonzaga run to open the second half…had 14 double-digit games…went 5-for-7 from 3-point range for all 15 of his points at Loyola Marymount as Gonzaga made 13 treys…grabbed career-high 6 rebounds against South Dakota and Campbell, had career-high 5 assists against Baylor and matched career-high with 3 steals three times…named West Coast Conference honorable mention.

FRESHMAN (2011-12): Came off the bench in first six games of the season and provided a spark both offensively and defensively...after scoring four points in his NCAA Division I debut, had back-to-back 14-point outings at home against Washington State and in Vancouver, British Columbia, against Hawai'i, including a 4-for-8 night from 3-point range against the latter...first collegiate start at home against Michigan State, playing 37 minutes, scoring 13 points with three assists and just one turnover...started 22 straight games until giving way to Marquise Carter on Senior Night...had 14 double-digit games, including season-high and inaugural 20-point night against Longwood in regular-season finale, going 7-for-10 from the field including 6-of-9 from 3-point range in his first 20-point performance...after scoring 13 points in two WCC Tournament games, came back with 14 points against West Virginia in NCAA Tournament Second Round in Pittsburgh, Penn., and 18 points against Ohio State in Third Round setback...went 5-for-9 from field against Buckeyes, 3-for-5 from 3-point range and grabbed season-high  five assists...named to the WCC All-Freshman team.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Attended Kentridge High where he was coach by Dave Jamison...placed in Washington State Class 4A Tournament twice - third as sophomore and sixth as a senior...senior season led State Class 4A Tournament in total points with 128 and was fifth in scoring average at 25.6 ppg while also ranking 20th in rebounding at 6.2 rpg, sixth in 3-point field goals percent at 52.8 percent on 19-of-36 and fifth in assists at 4.0 assists/game...scored 28 points in 77-67 loss to Olympia in 3rd/6th place game to cap 22-9 season, scored 22 points and had 7 rebounds in 72-60 quarterfinal loss to eventual 4A champ Gonzaga Prep...scored 27 points, including 10-for-12 from free throw line, and hauled in 8 rebounds in 84-66 second-round win over Auburn and had 31 points while going 6-for-8 from 3-point range in 88-63 first-round win over Arlington...scored 47 points in West Central District loser-out game against Bellarmine Prep to help Kentridge to victory and berth in State 4A Tournament...averaged 28 ppg, 8 rpg, 3 assists and 2 steals averaged 22.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game as junior in 14-10 campaign that ended in West Central District consolation game loss...scored a career-high 55 points versus Auburn-Riverside...shot 46.2 percent from the field, including 41.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, and hit 75.3 percent of his free throws...team went 19-10 as sophomore and 22-7 as freshman...two-time The News Tribune All-Area selection, and was two-time TNT's  and Seattle Times All-State team honoree...was rated 53rd on ESPN's Super 60 list for players in the Class of 2011...3.23 high school GPA...donated his time as a youth basketball instructor...volunteered on behalf of his school's Kingsman Club, a mentoring program dedicated to promoting leadership and community service amongst African-American students...offered basketball scholarships by California, Washington, Arizona State, USC, UCLA and Washington State.

 

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