Oregon forward Jordan Bell scanned the Ducks’ locker room Wednesday afternoon trying to find a player, anyone really, who hadn’t gotten into some form of fight with Dillon Brooks, the team’s incendiary forward.
He could not find anyone.
At the next stall sat Casey Benson, a please-and-thank-you type from Tempe, Ariz., who was smiling pleasantly.
“Even Casey had a little run-in with him this year,” Bell said. “Casey's super nice."
Over three seasons, Bell has learned how to deal with Brooks, how to “uh-huh” him, defuse and move on.
“Some of the new people, they think this is bad,” Bell said. “I'm like, ‘You should've seen him freshman year.’...