DBH makes awaited college debut (Basketball)

November 4, 2009
Damen Bell Holter

The much traveled Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg seems to have finally found a home.

The talented 6-foot-10 freshman has bounced around in his career before landing at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla.

He originally committed to Missouri State out of high school, then switched to Oral Roberts, then decided to go to a prep school in New Hampshire. There, he played with four other Division I signees and averaged 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in 29 games.

Bell-Holter drew interest from many of the nation’s top colleges, but he stayed true and re-signed with Oral Roberts.

The move is already paying dividends.

The Alaskan came off the bench Monday night to deliver 12 points in 17 minutes in an 82-57 exhibition victory over British Columbia. The big man showed good shooting skills (making a 3-pointer) and an ability to get to the rack (5 of 6 on free throws).

Bell-Holter was a two-time first-team Class 4A all-state player at Ketchikan High School.

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