Listen To the Bell: Tyler Bell Ready To Rise

Mike PendletonCorrespondent IJuly 25, 2010

First impressions are always important. Tyler Bell, shown in this photo, has made a noticeable one, dressed in a shirt and tie meaning one thing: ready for business.

This young man out of Bloomington, Illinois is a 6'2," 165-pound point guard headed to play basketball at Illinois Central College and, from there, he's ready to make the next step and join whatever school will give him the best opportunity to showcase his talents. 

Talents? He has those. His playing style is a crazy resemblance of Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings, using his speed and size to his advantage. If he's anything like Brandon Jennings, which I know he is, he'll have plenty of people ready to watch his game.

If you do find yourself following and watching Tyler Bell's game, he'll be sure to not only entertain you while watching him, but he'll bring a smile to your face as well. Tyler is a kid who loves making people laugh and loves sending positive messages to youth around the community. He simply enjoys where he's at and doesn't take anything for granted.

When I say he doesn't take anything for granted, I mean it. Tyler gives the ultimate credit to his personal trainer, Chad Hobbs, and the complete coaching staff at ICC, and of course he knows that God is really who put him here. His mother is a minister, so positivity is in his blood.

Tyler Bell's story, like the others, is going to be filled with positive news, notes, and happenings as Tyler begins his college basketball career. I will follow and report everything, but more importantly, become friends with Tyler, and you should as well. He'll bring smiles to your faces and his game will inspire you.

Tyler Bell: Story of a student athlete, entering the college game.