Baylor's Deuce Bello wants to transfer
Baylor sophomore Deuce Bello, who some have described as an athletic freak, wants to leave Waco and transfer to another school, according to a report. He was a four-star recruit who has not played up to expectations.
Bello, who averaged 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds last season, is seeking his release from the Bears after two seasons in which the four-star player out of Greensboro, N.C., didn't play up to expectations.
His chances at increased playing time next season appeared slim, with Baylor returning the crux of its team while adding guards Kenny Chery, Ishmail Wainright and Al Freeman. ... Bello's future destination is unknown. He also considered Louisville, <span data-shortcode= State" data-canon="Florida Gators" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0">, Wake Forest and Oklahoma out of high school.
Bello's been an OK college player, but certainly has not lived up to his reputation he had coming out of high school, where plenty considered him a top-50 player. A few years back, my colleague, Jeff Goodman, and I took a poll of about 30 of Bello's fellow class-of-2011 brethren. He won as the most athletic guy in the class. He was/is a highly respected athlete. He's still talented, but perhaps a new location will give him a better shot to thrive.
For an entire list of all the transfers in college basketball -- which has now eclipsed 400 -- head here.
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