After leading his team past No. 1 Kansas, 74-60, with a school-record eight blocked shots, Jordan Bell is making quite the name for himself.
Since Saturday’s monumental win, a hashtag was born #ThingsJordanBellCouldBlock and nothing will ever be the same for the Oregon forward.
Winning the Midwest Regional Final was a giant accomplishment for the Ducks. It’s the first time in 78 years Oregon is back in the Final Four. The 77-year drought was the longest in college basketball history between appearances.
None of it would be possible without the heroics of Bell. The Long Beach product secured 13 rebounds, 11 points, eight blocked shots and four assists against the Jayhawks in the Elite Eight.
Bell was so impressive that the internet almost melted. Twitter was ablaze with his name. People from every walk of life began messaging what Bell could block, literally.
For Oregon’s all-time shot-blocking leader (229) in program history and Oregon NCAA Tournament history (28), Bell is taking the spotlight in stride. Not to mention, Bell and teammate Chris Boucher led UO to an NCAA record of 241 blocked shots this season.
Honestly, is there anything Bell can’t block? What do you think? I would love to hear from you. There is nothing too ridiculous for No. 1 on the Oregon roster.
North Carolina Twitter? That is a no-brainer. Request denied.
How about the McDonald’s arch? I’m sure that would be a walk in the park. Here are some more for your entertainment. Maybe it will help take your mind off later today.
How about when your girl wants to read your texts? Just ask Jordan to block her.
Steven Spielberg understood E.T. needed to fly away to avoid Jordan Bell’s wingspan.
No matter the era, LaVar Ball is getting rejected by Bell.
Free Willy? He may have been free after the movie, but Bell found him.
Kim Jong, put down North Korea’s cookies! Jordan...
If you want to see more, visit @BellCouldBlock on Twitter. If you have any of your own, we’d love to hear them!
No. 3 Oregon (33-5) will square off against No. 1 North Carolina (31-7) in the 2017 Final Four. Tip is set for 5:49 p.m. PT from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday. UO is seeking their first title appearance in 78 years. The game will be televised by CBS.