Originally Posted by duncan_idaho
His body language didn't show it, but Bell was resistant to the role he fit best - defensive stopper/off-ball player.
Here's an example: He was told at halftime of the Colorado State game that HE was the key to coming back, if he committed to disrupting on the defensive end and would stop letting a slow guy who can't do anything but shoot make him look bad.
He pouted and said something about needing more shots. Thus he didn't play.
From what I've heard - and it's third-hand, I haven't talked to any coaches about this - Bell was the type of kid that gives transfers a bad rap. Set in habits, didn't adjust to his role with more talented teammates and opponents.
Bello is the opposite, apparently.
When the Tiggers quit using Bell on the offensive side of the game they started losing games near the end of the season. But Haith had to showcase Pressey so it's understandable, I guess.