Friday, April 3, 2009

Deuce Bello: Profile

Height: 6'3
Weight: 175
Position: SG
Class: 2011
Team: Westchester Academy (High Point, NC)
Stars: Scout - 4 Stars
ESPN Grade: 96
Status: Prospect
Offers: Wake Forest, Oklahoma State, Baylor
AAU Team: D-One Sports


Deuce Bello is an athletic phenom. He is deceptively quick off the dribble and his length (6'9 wingspan) makes him tough to stop around the rim. The game comes very naturally to Deuce. When you watch him dribble, pass and attack the basket you begin to notice that Deuce has the 'it' factor. Although Bello may be a little raw, with a little maturity he will be gemstone for any high major with a limitless ceiling. He possesses a fundamentally sound jump shot that gives a forecast of a solid threat from the perimeter. Deuce averaged 20 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 3.4 steals and 1.3 blocks per game as he led Westchester to a 27-3 record in his sophomore campaign. He was the Player of the Year in his conference this past season and he also received All-State honors. Even though the Pack hasn't officially offered Bello yet, they are definitely all up in the mix. Deuce was at the NC State vs. UNC game on January 31st on an unofficial visit.


11 Responses to "Deuce Bello: Profile"
  1. Anonymous said...
    April 3, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    D-One huh? Terrific.

  2. Anonymous said...
    April 3, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    love the site...will sign up as soon as it is convenient...keep up the great scoops!

    Speaking of...reports on local (triangle) sports raido that John Wall and UNC are in talks...this would be a travesty if true...didn't think UNC was involved at all and now they are (allegedly) contacting Wall?

    WPH - any news confirming / refuting this?

  3. nashvillepack said...
    April 3, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Geez, WPHoops, this guy has freaky athletic build and talent. And in the class of 2011!?

    Reel him in.

  4. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    April 3, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    We hear that Roy did call John Wall. This puts an interesting twist on the situation. Now it's Duke vs. UNC vs. NC State vs. Kentucky....

    that list trimming at the Jordan Brand All Star game should be interesting to say the least.

  5. WolfPackMan33 said...
    April 3, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Wow!! He would be a great pick up for us. Any interwiews planned with him WPH?

  6. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    April 3, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    We actually caught up with Deuce at the Carolina Challenge. He was in the middle of switching courts to play so we didn't have much time to talk to him but here is the highlights of that conversation:

    - "I'm wide open right now, I don't have a leader."

    - "NC State hasn't officially offered but if and when they do I will definitely be interested."

    -"I will be running with D-1 this summer in AAU"

    Deuce will be at the Boo Williams next weekend in Virginia and so will Wolfpack Hoops, so we'll have some video and hopefully some more info from Bello.

    We really like this kid and Sidney was on him very very early.

    **Everyone should be recognizing how often we say either "We were the first school on this kid." Or "Sidney was one of the first to notice this guy." ....Lowe has an eye for talent and say what you want about him, he IS one of the best at recognizing and contacting up and coming big time talent.**

  7. jose said...
    April 3, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    At the Carolina Challenge he finished an afternoon game and then came to the other to watch CJ Leslie play. I sat between him and another one of the D- 1 ballers and the buzz in the stands was all about "Duece..Duece..did you see that display he put on" all while Leslie and the others were playing.

    No disrespect to all the outstanding ball players that attended the camp but you didn't need to be a recruiting Guru to know that he stood out the most, and that's saying a lot considering how well Daniels and Leslie looked.

  8. NCState4life2003 said...
    April 3, 2009 at 6:46 PM

    Nice to see that there is finally a sight that promotes a positive attitude about the NC State basketball community. I myself have been a wolfpack fan from birth (1987) and am only able to here stories about the glory days instead of seeing them myself. I think Sidney Lowe is doing a great job with the pack and people are to quickly to forget what he did for us when we had a great point guard. These last two years we have not had a solid point guard and thus have paid for it. With Brown, Wood, Howell, and Davis coming in next year I believe we will see a very different style of play than last year.

    The subject on John Wall, well it would be nice to have an excellent point guard but if we don't get him then it's not the end of the world. Julius Mays proved last year he can hit the big shot and if he works hard this summer then he should be ready to compete for the starting job against Javi next year. Also lets not forget that Javi made some very nice strides and with him, degand, and mays all working hard this summer we should be just fine at the PG spot.

  9. ashley-eliz city said...
    April 3, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    wph, 2 questions, is the boo williams event being held at his complex in hampton,if so what times? will ryan be in attendance? thats only an hour away for me

  10. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    April 3, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    1) The Boo Williams Nike Invitational Tourney will be held at his complex next weekend. The games will begin Friday night at 6pm and they will continue all day Saturday and Sunday.

    2) Ryan will not be there. His first tourney is on April 17th down in Arkansas. Deuce Bello, Bishop Daniels, Luke Cothron and probably C.J. Leslie will be there. We will let you know who else will be there shortly.

  11. 1TrueBaller said...
    April 3, 2009 at 8:51 PM

    Let me just tell everyone on this site, I got the privilege of watching Deuce play at the Carolina Challenge in Cary, NC last Saturday. I can't believe some of the nasty moves this kid was pulling out, as a SOPHOMORE! Great videos on here of all the guys in the Carolina Challenge as well. Thanks!


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