Top 5 Shooting Guards in the WCC

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Dec. 19, 2012; Spokane, WA, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Gary Bell Jr. (5) attempts a free throw during a game against Campbell Fighting Camels during the first half at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2- Gary Bell Jr. (Gonzaga)

By Josh Horton

As I alluded to in my writeup about Gonzaga point guard Kevin Pangos, which can be read here, I talked about each player on the Gonzaga team assumed a certain role last season. For Gary Bell Jr., his role would be Mr. do-it-all. Bell can score, defend, distribute, and rebound at a relatively high level. Time and time again, Mark Few stuck Bell on the opposing teams best perimeter player, and in turn Bell did a sufficient job shutting him down. Even though former Gonzaga Bulldog Mike Hart won defensive player of the year, the award should have gone to Bell, because he was the one who had to guard the opposing teams best perimeter player game in and game out. Expect Bell to assume a more prominent role in the offense this season.