Posted: Tuesday, 05 March 2013 5:52PM

O-Zone Prep Spotlight: D'Angelo Bedell, Central Basketball



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Central boys basketball team struggled through the 2012-13 season going 4-21.  But the future certainly has promise at Central with second year head coach Armando Johnson at the helm and a handful of up and coming players, including sophomore D'Angelo Bedell.  We caught up with D'Angelo in this week's O-Zone Prep Spotlight.

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D'Angelo averaged 15.5 points, 4.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game this season in his second varsity campaign.  Aside from hoops, D'Angelo also enjoys playing the guitar and going to church, while participating in Drury Scholars and being a peer mediator for kids.

"Peer mediating means a lot to me," said Bedell.  "Just because I like helping people out with their problems and solving it out.  I'm just the type of person that likes to give more then take, so right now as I'm working on being a peer mediator that's why I want to be one."


FAVORITE ATHLETE - Lebron James

FAVORITE MOVIE - Step Brothers

FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST - Tyga

FAVORITE FOOD - Wings

FAVORITE ACTOR - Will Smith

MOST DISLIKED ATHLETE - Kobe Bryant

FAVORITE TEAM - Miami Heat


D'Angelo plans to attend college after high school where he wants to gain a masters degree in accounting.

"I like handling money and I always want to know if there is anything wrong with my money.  So when I get older I will know when people take or do something they aren't suppose to do."

Before leaving high school D'Angelo would like to become a 1,000 point scorer.

"I want people to remember me as not just an athlete but as a student first then a basketball player."

Student, athlete, and a talent many may not no about...

"I can sing."

Central's season came to an end in districts last week, but D'Angelo and the Bulldogs are already thinking about bigger and better things next season.

"Central's future for basketball looks great.  The young players we have coming in are just another piece to puzzle.  With our talent now and more talent coming next year I think it will be a plus.  Coach Johnson is a great coach.  He wants to win more then any coach I've ever known.  Coach Johnson is the type of coach to push us to get the great out of you and always is down to the point on what he wants to get done.  He is also a funny guy away from basketball and likes to play around a lot."


Photo Galleries

Pictures: Ava 9, Mt. Grove 8


Ava won the battle of SCA unbeatens with a walk-off sac fly.

Pictures: Southwest 10, Purdy 8


Southwest claims the Ozark 7 championship.

Pictures: Central vs. Glendale tennis


The Falcons and Bulldogs met at Cooper on Wednesday.
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