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Morgantown, West Virginia – According to sources, West Virginia basketball starter Jimmy Bell, Jr. has joined the football program and will attempt to switch sports. Bell has reportedly been working out and practicing with the football team in hopes of making the roster.
Bell, a 6’10 285 pound center from Saginaw, Michigan, averaged 4.8 points and 5.2 rebounds a game for the Mountaineers last season. Bell was an accomplished offensive lineman in high school and apparently wants to finish out his collegiate career playing for the football team. Bell lost significant weight before the start of last basketball season and would likely have to gain weight before playing football.
It’s unclear at this time how this will impact his future with the basketball team, but the Mountaineers are hosting multiple interior players in the coming weeks and there may not be room for him on the team.
Stay tuned for more details on this developing story!