Damen Bell-Holter ~ Haida

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Damen Bell-Holter
Damen Bell-Holter

Tribe: Haida

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College: Oral Roberts University

Position: F/C

Class: Junior

Home town: Hydaburg, AK

High school: Ketchikan HS


Awards & Honors

Honorable mention all-Summit League (2011)

ORU Career Notes

Bell-Holter recently completed his second season at ORU in 2010-11 … signed with ORU in Spring 2008 but attended prep school in ’08-09 … signed again during the November 2008 early signing period … has appeared in 68 career games with 37 career starts … owns career averages of 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds.

2010-11 (Sophomore)

Enjoyed a standout sophomore campaign … started all 35 games at center after coming off the bench every game as a freshman … earned honorable mention all-Summit League honors … ranked among League leaders in rebounding (3rd) and blocked shots (2nd) … 274 total rebounds were most by an ORU player in four seasons … his 50 blocked shots tied for ninth in ORU single-season history and were the most by an ORU player in three seasons … scored in double figures 27 times in 35 games … recorded seven double-doubles … scored career-high 27 points in loss at Akron … was 9-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line against the Zips … scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds at Missouri … the 17 boards were the most by an ORU player in six seasons and also represent a single-game record for a Missouri opponent … grabbed 12 rebounds and scored eight points with three assists and three blocks vs. IUPUI in Summit League Tournament semifinal win … scored 14 points with seven rebounds and two blocks vs. North Dakota State in Summit League Tournament quarterfinal victory … capped regular season by recording seventh double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Western Illinois … scored 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds at Centenary … just missed fourth straight double-double by getting 18 points and nine rebounds in 81-73 win over North Dakota State … had18 points and 15 boards in home win over South Dakota State … scored 13 points with seven rebounds, and made game-tying shot at the buzzer to force overtime against UMKC … added 19 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in home win over Southern Utah … had 17 points, five rebounds and three blocks in a loss at North Dakota State … averaged 17.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in three Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic games, including 20 points in win over Rice … contributed 10 points, five rebounds, three blocks and three steals at Oklahoma … enjoyed strong game at IUPUI with 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks … followed Texas Tech effort with another double-double at Western Illinois (11 points, 10 rebs.) … recorded first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds at Texas Tech … scored 18 points — including three 3-pointers — and added seven rebounds and three blocks in win at Utah … averaged 13.8 points and 8.6 rebounds in Summit League play.

2009-10 (Freshman)

Turned in solid freshman campaign … served as the primary big man off the bench one of five players to appear in 33 games … averaged 4.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game while playing 15 minutes per game … made two starts (Florida A&M, at Western Illinois) … came on strong at season’s end, averaging 7.7 points and 6.0 rebounds over the final three games … scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in Summit League Tournament loss to IUPUI … that effort came on the heels of six points and a season-high nine rebounds in a tournament win over North Dakota State … came off the bench with 6 points and 3 rebounds at UMKC … tied a then season-high with eight rebounds at home against Centenary, also adding three blocked shots … scored six points in 13 minutes against IUPUI … scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds in start at Western Illinois … chipped in seven points and three rebounds in home win over IPFW … had six points, two boards and two blocks at South Dakota State … scored eight points with three rebounds at Indiana State … scored five points and grabbed five rebounds against Southern Utah … scored four points while grabbing seven rebounds and blocking a season-high three shots in home win over UMKC … made first career start against Florida A&M and responded with seven points, eight rebounds and two assists … chipped in six points and four rebounds vs. Sam Houston State … scored season-high 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in victory at Stanford … had six points and six boards in home win over NW Oklahoma State … averaged 4.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in Summit League play.

Prep School

Spent the 2008-09 academic year studying and playing basketball at the New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H. … coached by Peter Hutchins … played with four other Division I signees at New Hampton … averaged 14.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 29 games.

High School

2008 graduate of Ketchikan High School, where he played for Doug Nausid … two-time first-team 4A All-State selection … averaged 28.5 points, 17.1 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 4.2 blocks as a senior … led the Kings to a No. 1 state ranking and regional runner-up finish in 2008 … averaged 30.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.4 blocks and a junior with a season-high of 41 points … ESPN/Scouts, Inc. lists Bell-Holter as the 66th-best center in the country … after his release from Missouri State, Bell-Holter received recruiting interest from Gonzaga, Indiana, Kentucky, Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara and San Francisco.

Source: NDNS Sports

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