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Troy Delvon Bell (born November 10, 1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American professional basketball player formerly of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. He played at Boston College and finished as one of the greatest players in the program's history.




High school

Troy played high school ball 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). Troy served as team captain as a junior and senior. Troy 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.


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. Bell was named Big East Player of the Year following the 2002-2003 season. He won the award over sensational Syracuse freshman Carmelo Anthony. Tallied his 1,000th collegiate point in his 52nd collegiate contest; reached the plateau on a three-point field goal with 4:45 remaining in the first half against Morris Brown (2/26/01).


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 has 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

In 2006, Troy Bell took up boxing while working out for the NBA.[2] but instead of making it in the NBA 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]


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 with an Italian Serie A team, Angelico Biella. The next year, he signed with Gruppo Triboldi Basket.


  1. ^ a b c d e Toros Sign Troy Bell, Waive Jay Williams
  2. ^ Former MN Hoops Star Trying Out Boxing, June 29, 2006
  3. ^ NBA Development League Announces 2006 Draft Results

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Preceded by
Troy Murphy
Big East basketball Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Eddie Griffin


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