Long Beach forward Bell will visit this weekend

Jordan Bell, one of the nation’s top uncommitted power forwards, will take an official visit to UConn this upcoming weekend.

Bell has narrowed his college choices to Auburn, Oregon and UConn. He’s long been high on the Huskies, and he told Hearst Connecticut Monday that coach Kevin Ollie has extended a scholarship offer. Bell’s numbers as a high school junior were modest — 8.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 2.2 assists per game for Long Beach Poly Tech, which went 29-3 — but, as you’ll see below, he possesses game-changing athleticism.

If Bell commits, he’ll join Kentan Facey, another elite shot blocker, and point guard Terrence Samuel in the Huskies 2013 class. UConn is also recruiting top 10 prospect Noah Vonleh and former Penn State commit Brandon Austin.