32 Damen Bell-Holter
32 - Damen Bell-Holter
Height: 6-9
Weight: 245
Year: RFr.
Hometown: Hydaburg, Alaska
Position: F/C
Previous School: Ketchikan HS/New Hampton (N.H.) Prep
Sport: HS

Awards & Honors
NABC First Team All-District (2013)
First Team All-Southland Conference (2013)
Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week (Jan. 7, 2013)
Three-time Southland Conference Player of the Week
Three-time Honorable Mention Southland Conference Player of the Week
GEICO Play of the Year Finalist (2012)
Honorable Mention All-Summit League (2011)

ORU Career Notes
Bell-Holter signed with ORU  in Spring 2008 but attended prep school in '08-09 ... signed again during the November 2008 early signing period ... appeared in 132 career games with 96 career starts ... owns career averages of 10.5 points and 6.7 rebounds … finished his career fifth in career rebounds (878), fifth in free throws made (371), seventh in free throws attempted (510) and fourth in blocked shots (139).

2012-13 (Senior)
Posted a dominant senior season, especially in Southland Conference play … played in all 35 games with 34 starts and averaged 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per game … his 328 rebounds is the fourth-highest single-season total in ORU history, and his 159 free throws put him eighth on the ORU single-season list … averaged 19.2 point and 10.8 rebounds per game and had 26 blocks inside conference play, leading ORU in all three categories … finished second on the team with 26 double figure scoring efforts and blew away the rest of the Southland Conference with 17 double digit rebounding performances and 13 double-doubles … became the first Division I player of the season to scored at least 25 points and grab 20 rebounds in a game, doing so against Northwestern State (Jan. 10) and was one of a handful of active players to score more than 1,250 points (1,389), have 850 rebounds (878), 125 blocks (139) and 125 assists (143) for his career … had nine consecutive double-doubles inside SLC play to end the regular season.  

2011-12 (Junior)
Played in 29 games, starting 25 after struggling with a sore back to start the season ... had a season-high 20 points against North Dakota State on Jan. 5 ... in just his second game back had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds against Southern Utah on Dec. 3 ... also had double-doubles against UALR (12 pts, 11 reb), Texas Tech (11 pts, 10 reb) and North Dakota State (20 pts, 10 reb) ... finished the season with a 10-point, five rebound performance in the NIT against Nevada ... tied a career high with four blocks against UALR and also hit the game winning 3/4-court shot against the Trojans ... the play was featured on ESPN's SportsCenter and was a finalist for the GEICO Play of the Year.

2010-11 (Sophomore)
Started all 35 games at center after coming off the bench every game as a freshman ... earned honorable mention all-Summit League honors ... ranked among League leaders in rebounding (3rd) and blocked shots (2nd) ... 274 total rebounds were most by an ORU player in four seasons ... his 50 blocked shots tied for ninth in ORU single-season history and were the most by an ORU player in three seasons ... scored in double figures 27 times in 35 games ... recorded seven double-doubles ... scored career-high 27 points in loss at Akron ... was 9-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line against the Zips ... scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds at Missouri ... the 17 boards were the most by an ORU player in six seasons and also represent a single-game record for a Missouri opponent ... grabbed 12 rebounds and scored eight points with three assists and three blocks vs. IUPUI in Summit League Tournament semifinal win ... capped regular season by recording seventh double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Western Illinois ... scored 13 points with seven rebounds, and made game-tying shot at the buzzer to force overtime against UMKC ... recorded first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds at Texas Tech ... scored 18 points -- including three 3-pointers -- and added seven rebounds and three blocks in win at Utah ... averaged 13.8 points and 8.6 rebounds in Summit League play.

2009-10 (Freshman)
Turned in solid freshman campaign ... served as the primary big man off the bench one of five players to appear in 33 games ... averaged 4.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game while playing 15 minutes per game ... made two starts (Florida A&M, at Western Illinois) ... came on strong at season's end, averaging 7.7 points and 6.0 rebounds over the final three games ... scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in Summit League Tournament loss to IUPUI ... that effort came on the heels of six points and a season-high nine rebounds in a tournament win over North Dakota State ... made first career start against Florida A&M and responded with seven points, eight rebounds and two assists ... scored season-high 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in victory at Stanford ... averaged 4.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in Summit League play.

Prep School
Spent the 2008-09 academic year studying and playing basketball at the New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H. ... coached by Peter Hutchins ... played with four other Division I signees at New Hampton ... averaged 14.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 29 games.

High School
2008 graduate of Ketchikan High School, where he played for Doug Nausid ...  two-time first-team 4A All-State selection ... averaged 28.5 points, 17.1 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 4.2 blocks as a senior ... led the Kings to a No. 1 state ranking and regional runner-up finish in 2008 ... averaged 30.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.4 blocks and a junior with a season-high of 41 points ... ESPN/Scouts, Inc. lists Bell-Holter as the 66th-best center in the country ... after his release from Missouri State, Bell-Holter received recruiting interest from Gonzaga, Indiana, Kentucky, Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara and San Francisco.

Son of Brian and Cherilyn Holter ...  majoring in business administration at ORU ... also recruited by Gonzaga, Indiana, Kentucky, Loyola-Marymount, Santa Clara and San Francisco.