Tavorris Bell

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Tavorris Bell
Personal information
Full name Tavorris E. Bell
Nickname(s) Night Train
T–Bell
Nationality United States American
Born (1978-06-26) June 26, 1978 (age 38)
Hempstead, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Sport
Sport Basketball
Event(s) Streetball
College team Rhode Island (1998–2001)
Team AND1 Mixtape Tour (2000)
Harlem Globetrotters (2002)

Tavorris Bell (born June 26, 1978), also known as "Night Train", is an American streetball player. He is best known for his appearance in season two of the AND1 Mixtape Tour, which used to air on ESPN. He is known for his dunking ability.

High school[edit]

Bell attended Hempstead High School in his hometown of Hempstead, New York.[1] As a junior, he averaged 23.7 points, 15.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.5 blocked shots per game.[1] His older brother, Norris, was a 1,000-point scorer at Hempstead and had set the school's all-time single season dunk record of 76 until Tavorris broke it that year.[2] Tavorris dunked 81 times his junior season.[2] An All-American his senior season, Bell chose to play at the University of Rhode Island despite leaning earlier towards St. John's University in New York.

College[edit]

Bell played college basketball at Rhode Island where he led the team in scoring for the 2000–01 season, but was dropped from the team in the 2001–02 season for academic reasons.[3] While at Rhode Island, Bell was a teammate of future NBA Champion Lamar Odom. Despite playing only three years he managed to score 1,147 career points.[3] After he was ruled academically ineligible during his junior season, Bell declared as an early entrant into the 2001 NBA Draft,[4] though he was ultimately never selected by any team.

References[edit]

  • "Street Ball — The AND 1 Mix Tape Tour, Season Two". DVD. And 1, 2004.
  1. ^ a b Glickson, Grant (1996-01-20). "HIGH SCHOOL REPORT". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b Grant Glickson (1996-12-17). "High School Basketball Report". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  3. ^ a b "NBA Draft 2001". Nba.com. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]