Troy Bell

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Troy Bell
Free agent
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1980-11-10) November 10, 1980 (age 33)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Academy of Holy Angels
(Richfield, Minnesota)
College Boston College (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2004 Memphis Grizzlies
2004 Real Madrid (Spain)
2005–2006 Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany)
2006 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
2006–2007 Austin Toros (D-League)
2007–2008 Angelico Biella (Italy)
2008 Fastweb Casale Monferrato (Italy)
2008–2010 Gruppo Triboldi Basket (Italy)
2010–2011 Entente Orléanaise (France)
2011 Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (Italy)
2012 Pallacanestro Sant'Antimo (Italy)
2012–2013 Sigma Barcellona (Italy)
2013–2014 Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Career highlights and awards

Troy Delvon Bell (born November 10, 1980) is an American professional basketball player formerly of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. He is also a R&B producer. He played at Boston College and finished as one of the greatest players in the program's history. Currently playing in Italy for Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia.

Biography[edit]

High school[edit]

Bell played high school basketball at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota. He was a 4 year letter winner, and Mr. Basketball finalist in Minnesota. In his senior season, he averaged 35.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists and led the state of Minnesota in scoring. He captured Missota Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior. In his senior season, his season high was 47 points, his season low was 24. He scored 45 points in a win over Minnehaha Academy (Dec. 1998). Bell served as team captain as a junior and senior. He finished his school career as Holy Angels as the career scoring leader with 2,491 points (in 97 games). In the state of Minnesota, he ranks fourth on the state's career scoring list.

College[edit]

Bell was an All-American at Boston College, winning a conference player of the year award, and sharing another with Troy Murphy. He ended his career breaking the record for most points scored in Boston College history with 2,632,[1] breaking the record previously set by Dana Barros. He was named Big East Conference player of the year after both his sophomore (shared) and senior seasons,[1] joining Troy Murphy, Richard Hamilton, Patrick Ewing, and Chris Mullin as the only players to win the award multiple times. He won the award over sensational Syracuse freshman Carmelo Anthony.

NBA[edit]

Bell was drafted 16th overall by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft, but was traded on draft night to the Memphis Grizzlies along with Dahntay Jones for Marcus Banks and Kendrick Perkins. He played in 6 games for the Grizzlies in 2003/04 season. On October 1, 2005, the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets signed Bell as a free agent, but October 18 they announced that they had waived him. He had played a total of 10 minutes in the Hornets' first two preseason games.

NBA Development League[edit]

In 2006, Bell took up boxing while working out for the NBA.[2] He was selected as the 12th pick by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds in the first round of the 2006 NBA D-League draft.[1][3] He was signed by the Austin Toros of the D-League when Jay Williams was waived due to injury in late December 2006.[1]

Europe[edit]

Two seasons after 2003-04, Bell played briefly in Spain (Real Madrid) and in Germany (Frankfurt Skyliners).[1] For the 2007-2008 season, he signed first for the Italian Serie A team, Angelico Biella, then on 12 March 2008 moved to Fastweb Casale Monferrato.[4] He played the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons with Gruppo Triboldi Basket, also known for sponsorship reasons as Vanoli Soresina or Vanoli Cremona, in Serie A, the top level of Italian basketball. In August 2010 he signed with Entente Orléanaise in France.[5]

In the spring of 2011, he played with Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia. In 2012, he signed with Pallacanestro Sant'Antimo, a second league club in Italy. In late February of 2013, Bell rejoined Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia. The contract was signed for the end of the 2012-13 season with an option for 2013-14. [6]

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