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Gary Bell skies to #36 in Rivals.com 2011 rankings

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Gary Bell Jr. was one of the biggest movers in this Rivals.com top 150.
Gary Bell Jr. was one of the biggest movers in this Rivals.com top 150.

In an effort to match their competitoin at Scout.com, Rivals has just releaed their latest and greatest version of the 2011 Top 150. We've outlined how talented this class is so you can imagine my joy to see our own Gary Bell checking in at #36 this time around.  Bell, who I believe had previously had a spot in the mid-70s, is definitely one of the biggest movers this time around after a solid start to his summer AAU schedule.

Also in the Rivals.com Top 150 is Kyle Wiltjer who checks in at #23.  Wiltjer was bumped up to a five-star ranking the last time Rivals updated the list and I don't believe he is done moving.  He seems to be off to a great start this summer and there is still plenty of time to continue climbing.  While Gonzaga is in a dogfight for Kyle's services, we fully expect Mark Few to continue pursuing this ultra-talented forward.  Kyle has been quoted as saying that he will begin trimming his list of schools down after the AAU summer and go from there.  I expect his recruitment to take a bit longer and imagine that he will make the most of his official visits.  At this point he hasn't really given any indication about which schools stand out for him but he has some amazing offers including Gonzaga, Cal, Kansas, and Stanford just to name a few. 

We will keep you up to date on any Gonzaga recruiting news and please, don't hesitate to create fanposts or fanshots if you hear anything about the future of the program.