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Pepperdine’s Leading Scorer To Transfer; Wants To Play At Higher Level

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(CBSSports.com/Jeff Goodman) -- Keion Bell wants to play at a higher level.

The 6-foot-3 Pepperdine guard, who has just one year left of eligiblity, has decided to transfer from the Waves after a difficult season marred by injuries and a suspension.

Bell is explosive and can score the ball. He averaged 18.9 points in 20 games last season and has scored 1,365 points in his three-year career.

Bell told CBSSports.com he will visit Missouri Sunday and he is hoping to take a trip to Texas A&M later this month. Oregon is also involved.

“It’s not that the WCC is a bad conference,” Bell said. “But it doesn’t compare to the Big 12.”

Bell, who is rehabbing from wrist surgery, said all the coaches are recruiting him as a combo guard who will have to sit out this season and have one year remaining.

“I want to definitely take visits to Missouri and Texas A&M before I make a decision,” Bell said. “

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