Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Bell joins basketball team as walk-on
Jamario Bell is shown prior to Arkansas' game against Northern Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Fayetteville. Bell, whose football career ended Friday, has joined the Razorbacks' basketball team as a walk-on.
FAYETTEVILLE — Jamario Bell, whose career as an Arkansas football defensive lineman ended Friday, has joined the Razorbacks’ basketball team as a walk-on, coach Eric Musselman announced Saturday.
A standout at Junction City High School, Bell was a second team All-Arkansas selection in basketball by USA Today in 2015. He was also named all-state two times and led the Dragons to two state championship games.
Bell, who finished the 2019 football season with 17 tackles and 4.5 sacks, will wear basketball jersey No. 14, according to a release.
Former Razorbacks football players to join the basketball team include Matt Jones, Joe Dean Davenport, Brandon Mitchell and Marcus Monk.
At 6-5, 265 pounds, according to Arkansas' football roster, Bell provides physicality and another interior presence to a thin, undersized frontline.
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