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Guard
Boston College
Senior
6-1, 185

2002-03 Stats:
PPG: 25.2
RPG: 4.6
APG: 3.7

Troy Bell
Notes: Two-time Big East Player of the Year, Three-time Big East First Team, Second Team All-American
The Skinny:


Bell had his name connected intimately with the NBA after an excellent sophomore season, then saw that talk quiet down as a junior before finishing his college career with a flourish as one of the nation’s best players as a senior.

Bell is a scoring point guard with great quickness and is a great leaper; he can dunk without much of a running start. He has a good shooting touch out to college three-point range, one that has been streaky over his career, but he will usually make open shots and moves well without the ball. He doesn’t dribble into traffic nearly as much as he did as a freshman, but most aren’t sold on him as a point guard. He is automatic at the free throw line and is adept at drawing fouls, as he is a strong finisher driving to the basket.

He has the physical tools to play the point, but the point guard mentality is not entirely there. His ball-handling could also stand a little improvement. Defensively, he improved over the course of his college career, but is not a stopper.

Bell could sneak into the first round, but regardless of where he is drafted, there is likely a place for him in the NBA. He’s very quick and knows how to put the ball in the basket, and the NBA needs players who can do that.

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6/12/03 – Phil Kasiecki – Patriot League 2002-03 Season Recap
6/8/03 – Jed Tai – Chicago Pre-Draft Camp Dispatch – Day 4
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6/5/03 – Jed Tai – Chicago Pre-Draft Camp Dispatch – Day 2
5/12/03 – Phil Kasiecki – Big East 2002-03 Season Recap
3/13/03 – Jed Tai – USBWA Awards
3/10/03 – Phil Kasiecki – Touring Around New England
3/10/03 – Phil Kasiecki – Week of Scandals
3/8/03 – Morning Dish
3/7/03 – Phil Kasiecki – Northeastern’s Jose Juan Barea
3/4/03 – Phil Kasiecki – Touring Around New England
3/3/03 – Kevin Reilly – Big East Notebook
2/25/03 – Adam Reich – America East Notebook
2/24/03 – Phil Kasiecki – Troy Bell
2/19/03 – Jed Tai – The Best Point Guard – Part 2
2/18/03 – Phil Kasiecki – Touring the Northeast
2/18/03 – Kevin Reilly – Big East Notebook
2/16/03 – Morning Dish
2/11/03 – Phil Kasiecki – Touring the Northeast
2/10/03 – Jed Tai – The Best Point Guard
2/4/03 – Kevin Reilly – Big East Notebook
2/3/03 – Bill Thayer – Dwyane Wade
2/3/03 – Jon Gonzalez – Shots in the Dark 3
1/27/03 – Phil Kasiecki – Touring the Northeast
1/21/03 – Bill Thayer – Mid-Season Awards
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1/15/03 – Rick Young – Fantasy Guards
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12/10/02 – Phil Kasiecki – Northeast Roundup
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12/5/02 – Stephen Murphy – America East Notebook
12/3/02 – Matt DaSilva – Patriot Notebook
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11/13/02 – Phil Kasiecki – Big East Preview
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