Canton female hooper nicknamed ‘She-Bron’ wins Ms. Ohio Basketball third time (video)

Updated: Mar. 28, 2019 at 2:53 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Her name is Kierstan Bell, but you can call her ‘She-Bron.'

The 6-foot-1 inch forward won Ms. Ohio Basketball for the third straight year and was selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game.

Akron St. Vincent St. Mary’s LeBron James is the only other player to receive the honor three times.

But fans were drawing comparisons to James long before then.

It was hard for Bell to hold back a smile when talking about her idol:

“I definitely look up to him as a player, it makes me laugh when we call me that (‘She-Bron’). I just want to win.”

Kierstan Bell, Canton McKinley senior

Bell is a senior at Canton McKinley High School, an institution known for its athletic success.

The team went 93-14 the past 4 seasons, finishing with three district titles and one regional title behind long-time Head Coach Pamela Davis.

“The word that comes to mine is versatility, she can play all five spots and score from any position.”

Pamela Davis, Canton McKinley Head Coach

According to CantonRep, Bell averaged 27.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.4 blocks, 3.8 steals and 3.0 assists this season for McKinley (25-2).

She’s a dominant force, but also an emotional leader, who puts her teammates first.

Her goal is to make it to the WNBA, but above all she aspires to help people.

“I just want to be an example for everyone coming up, especially kids who need someone to look up to.”

Kierstan Bell, Canton McKinley senior

Bell has committed The Ohio State University and plans on pursuing a major in Communication.

Highlights in the piece were provided by 3rdCoastHoops, Courtside Films and ESPN2.

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