Player Profile: Amelia Bell
Amelia Bell is a 6’1 Sophomore post player from O’Fallon. During the spring and summer she runs with the St. Louis Eagles AAU team. SO far for the season she is averaging 9 points and 6 rebounds per game. Amelia…
Amelia Bell is a 6’1 Sophomore post player from O’Fallon. During the spring and summer she runs with the St. Louis Eagles AAU team. SO far for the season she is averaging 9 points and 6 rebounds per game. Amelia is an excellent free throw shooter and is converting 82% from the line.
During her off season Ameiia thought that both her school team and AAU team faced very tough competition. In both cases she feels like this helped her and her team get better. The school team only lost a few games and really improved in her estimation. The AAU team traveled to Hampton, VA, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Louisville and more. In the AAU tournaments Amelia was really gaining the attention of college coaches.
Amelia believes that her physical style of play, communication skills, ability to run the floor and strong rebounding skills are her best attributes as a player. She has put many hours into improving her outside game. Amelia would really like to improve as a face up player and be able to hit the outside shot more consistently. She really enjoys watching Napheesa Collier play and admires her ability to play inside and out.You will not find many girls that post up with the intensity and force that Amelia does. She insists upon getting the position she wants and is willing to be physical to get that position. As she continues to improve I believe she will be able to finish on a more consistent basis.
She has high expectations and goals for herself and her team. Amelia is focused on her school team winning the conference and improving their record from last year. She really feels that if they can have a good season and get on a roll that they can go far come tournament time. The ultimate goal is always to make it to state and she hopes to accomplish that.
Amelai really thrives on the opportunity to show her skills and earn the attention of college coaches. She mentioned that her favorite trip last year was when her Eagles team played in Louisville. Her main reason for that was the amount of coaches at the event. Amelia definitely wants to play in college. So far she has gained the attention of UMSL. UMKC, SLU, MIssouri St, UNC, Villanova and Arizona St. She has stated that her plan would be to attend a larger school and begin her path towards being a sports medicine doctor.
Amelia is early in her sophomore campaign and is showing she has a huge upside. She is strong, smart and a very hard worker. I have no doubt we will be talking about her for years to come.