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Troy Delvon Bell (born November 10, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player for San Lorenzo of the Argentinian Liga Nacional de Básquet (LNB). 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.

Troy Bell
Personal information
Born (1980-11-10) November 10, 1980 (age 38)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolAcademy of Holy Angels
(Richfield, Minnesota)
CollegeBoston College (1999–2003)
NBA draft2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career2003–2016
PositionPoint guard
Career history
2003–2004Memphis Grizzlies
2004Real Madrid
2005–2006Skyliners Frankfurt
2006Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2006–2007Austin Toros
2007–2008Angelico Biella
2008Fastweb Casale Monferrato
2008–2010Gruppo Triboldi Basket
2010–2011Entente Orléanaise
2011Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia
2012Pallacanestro Sant'Antimo
2012–2013Sigma Barcellona
2013–2014Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
2015Akhisar Belediyespor
2015–2016San Lorenzo
Career highlights and awards

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High school careerEdit

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 39.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists and led the state of Minnesota in scoring. He captured the Missota Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior. In his senior season, his season high in scoring was 47 points, his season low in scoring was 24 points. 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 at 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 careerEdit

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.

Professional careerEdit

NBAEdit

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 LeagueEdit

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]

EuropeEdit

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, Bell played with Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia. In 2012, he signed with Pallacanestro Sant'Antimo, a second league club in Italy. In late February 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]

ArgentinaEdit

On December 24, 2015, Bell signed with San Lorenzo of Argentina.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Toros Sign Troy Bell, Waive Jay Williams Archived 2009-01-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Former MN Hoops Star Trying Out Boxing Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, June 29, 2006
  3. ^ NBA Development League Announces 2006 Draft Results Archived 2007-02-19 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ LegaDue Basket: Troy Bell.
  5. ^ Orleans inks Troy Bell
  6. ^ Trenkwalder, ecco Troy Bell: 'Felice di tornare, lavorero' duro per entrare subito in sintonia con la squadra'
  7. ^ "San Lorenzo tabs Troy Bell, ex Akhisar Bld". Latinbasket.com. December 24, 2015. Retrieved December 25, 2015.

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