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Basketball: Bell, Prince Shine At BallIsLife All-American Game

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Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013 11:48 pm | Updated: 12:30 am, Sun May 5, 2013.

A pair of stellar and historic high school careers came to an end officially on Saturday night, as Jordan Bell and Roschon Prince played their last high school game in Long Beach, taking part of the BallIsLife All-American Game at LBCC’s Hall of Champions Gym.

CLICK HERE for our highlights of the two of them in the game, and CLICK HERE for out highlight of the BIL dunk contest.

Prince, of course, leaves as the all-time leading scorer in Poly history, a remarkable accomplishment at a school that won its first championship almost 100 years ago. Bell had over 150 blocks in his senior season, a school record—and actually more blocks than the team he’s going to next year (Oregon) had all year in 2012-2013.

In the All-American Game, Prince had 5 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal, while Bell (whose skill set runs towards this kind of game) starred with 22 points, 16 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 assists, and 1 steal. He earned the MVP award of the Blue squad, both for his production, and flair, which saw him pull some Messi-esque soccer moves with the ball while it rolled downcourt at one point.

As for the game, Bell's Blue crew beat Prince's white squad by the appropriately  defense-free score of 132-116.

Of course, SoCal will see more of these two—Bell’s Ducks will come down to play Pac-12 opponents like USC and UCLA, while Prince will move on to USC. In addition to his games at Galen, he’s guaranteed at least one game against Long Beach State, since the 49ers and Trojans will play next season.