0 Oscar Bellfield
- Position: Guard
- Year: FR
- Height: 6′2″
- Weight: 175 lbs
- Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
- Previous School: Westchester HS
- Birthday: Jan. 11, 1990
Nickname: O Strengths: A slick point guard whose best attribute is his confidence, which when he gets going can produce a nice mean streak. Bellfield attributes that confidence to his time at Westchester High in Los Angeles, where playing time truly had to be earned and he faced not only his city's top competition, but also quality opponents from around the country. He has no fear of attacking the rim against bigger defenders, and has a smooth outside jumper.
Weaknesses: Bellfield's biggest adjustment to the college game will be on the defensive end, as is the case for most players entering Lon Kruger's system. Showing progress on that end of the floor will be the key to him prying minutes away from sophomore Tre'Von Willis.
At Westchester (Calif.) High
Averaged 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals while leading the Comets to a 29-5 record as a senior and appearances in the city semifinals and the state quarterfinals. Came from the same high school program which recently produced NBA players such as Amir Johnson, Trevor Ariza and Hassan Adams.
Played for the U.S. Select team that participated in international competition in the Albert Schweitzer Games in Germany in 2008. Has two younger sisters -- Johnisha (18) and Maya (15). If he could invite anyone in history to dinner, it would be Martin Luther King and Oscar Robertson.
“He never got his due in high school. He was hurt a lot. He never hit his potential. He has work to do, but he’s willing to work hard. He could have a solid career here, solid to very good.” -- UNLV assistant coach Lew Hill
Bellfield begins his second season as a Runnin' Rebel in 2009-10.
Played in all 32 games, including starting 21 at the point guard position as a rookie ... led the team with 108 assists (3.4 apg), which was seventh in the Mountain West Conference and tops among league freshmen ... had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.83, which was fourth in the league and the best among MWC freshmen ... averaged 6.2 points per game and also had 30 steals, which was third on the team ... shot 37.2 percent from the field, 32.9 percent from 3-point range and 66.7 percent from the free-throw line ... scored in double figures seven times ... debuted with 13 points, six assists and three steals against San Diego ... scored a career-high 17 points on the road at Nevada, Reno, hitting five 3-pointers ... handed out a career-high eight assists and added 11 points against Southern Utah ... turned in perhaps the team's play of the year when he hit a leaning lay-up with 16 seconds left to lift UNLV to a 56-55 victory over No. 18 Louisville at Freedom Hall on New Year's Eve ... finished the game against the Cardinals with eight points and four assists.
A 2008 graduate of Westchester High School in Los Angeles ... led the Comets to a 29-5 record his senior season, including the city semifinals and the state quarterfinals ... averaged 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game ... named first team all-city ... coached by Ed Azzam ... played for the U.S. Select team that participated against national youth squads from other countries in a tournament in Germany in 2008 ... was ranked as a top-100 player (among high school seniors) in the country according to Clark Francis, who writes for Hoop Scoop and Basketball Times.
Oscar Jermaine Bellfield was born Jan. 11, 1990, in Los Angeles ... the son of LaWanda and Oscar Bellfield ... has not declared a major, but is working towards a journalism and media studies major ... has two sisters, Johnisha (19) and Maya (16).
-- Courtesy of UNLVrebels.com