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Bello averaged 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds as a sophomore in 2012-13, when he was primarily used as a defensive stopper off the bench. His chances at increased playing time next season appeared slim, with Baylor returning the crux of its team while adding guards Kenny Chery, Ishmail Wainright and Al Freeman.
The 6-foot-4 Bello was the 54th-ranked player in the Class of 2011 by ESPN.com. He signed with Baylor along with high school teammate Quincy Miller, who was ranked No. 7. Miller left after one season to enter the NBA draft.
Although he has yet to reach his potential on the court, Bello is still a nationally known name because of his pure athleticism and ability to produce highlight reel dunks. In fact, when Bello was a high school senior, Dime magazine rated him as the 19th-best dunker in the world.
Bello's future destination is unknown. He also considered Louisville, Florida State, Wake Forest and Oklahoma out of high school.
Baylor guard Deuce Bello has asked for his release and will transfer, sources told ESPN.com on Monday.