Jeremy Bell: Plymouth Raiders have better chemistry this year
JEREMY BELL believes Marjon Plymouth Raiders enjoy better chemistry this season.
The American point-guard joined Raiders last October after missing all of pre-season and the first four weeks of the BBL campaign.
This year Bell, 28, has completed a full pre-season after re-signing relatively early in the summer in late-July.
Bell was a late arrival in 2011 after Raiders axed point-guard Ben Smith and needed a replacement.
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"Coming onto the team late after pre-season last year, I didn't know anybody," said Bell, who had a game-high 40 points in Sunday's opening 108-86 win over London Lions in the BBL Championship.
"It was hard for me to figure out where I was supposed to be and where I can attack from.
"This year I know what everybody else is going to do and they know what I'm going to do. We have better chemistry."
Bell led Raiders in scoring last season and has picked up where he left off with guard Michael Ojo, who added 23 points in a comfortable win over Lions at the Pavilions.
Bell said: "I've really got a good feel for playing with Mike since we played together last year."
Ojo, 23, said: "I'm definitely trying to have more fun this year – and I had a good amount of fun last year.
"We're a really solid team this year and we don't care who scores, so I really want to come out and play well. We just want to win and that's the best mentality you can have.
"Sunday was a great way to start the season. Hopefully we can have success going forward."
Raiders continue their BBL Championship schedule against 2-1 Manchester Giants at the Pavilions this Sunday (4pm).