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Full Name: Troy Devon Bell
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-1 (1.85 m)/ 180 (81.6 kg)
Birthdate: November 10, 1980 (Minneapolis)
High School: Academy of Holy Angels (Richfield, Minn.)
College: Boston College

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the first round (16th overall) by the Boston Celtics


Boston College
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1999-002727144373.386161180.894835647850818.8
2000-013232186405.459210245.857138133831365220.4
2001-023232207508.407212240.88313012372869121.6
2002-033131224508.441227268.84714211572678125.2
Totals1221227611794.424810933.86849342727235263221.7
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 59-for-148 (.399); 2000-01, 70-for-179 (.391); 2001-02, 65-for-216 (.301); 2002-03, 106-for-264 (.402). Totals: 300-for-807 (.372).

Career Highlights: Named Second Team All-America by AP as a senior and as a sophomore. Earned Honorable Mention nod as a junior. Name to the All-Big East First Team for last three seasons. Completed career as BCís scoring leader with 2,632 points (21st on the NCAAís scoring list). Also the schoolís all-time leader in free throws made (810), and three-point field goals made (300), and third in career scoring average (21.7 ppg). Scored 1,388 in 62 Big East games, finishing second in conference history. Established a Big East record for free throws made (449) in conference games. Named Big East Player of the Year as a senior and co-Player of the Year as a sophomore.

Senior (2002-03): Ranked fifth in the nation in scoring (25.2 ppg). Averaged 27.8 points in conference games, tops in Big East history. Earned USBWA District I Player of the Year honors. His 781 points set BCís single-season record. Named a finalist for the Wooden Award. Scored 20 or more in 24 games, including eight with 30 or more. His 3.4 three-pointers per game led the Big East and ranked 14th in nation. Was second in Big East in steals (2.3 spg) to St. Johnís Marcus Hatten and ranked 27th in nation.

Junior (2001-02): Ranked 17th in nation in scoring (21.6 ppg) and 20th in free throw percentage (.883). Did not miss a game despite undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Oct. 31. Scored a career-high 42 points against Iowa State.

Sophomore (2000-01): Shared the Big East Player of the Year award with Troy Murphy, now with the Golden State Warriors. Led Boston College to Big East Tournament championship and was named MVP.

Freshman (1999-00): Captured Big East Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Basketball Times Freshman All-America Second Team honors. Ranked second among NCAA Division I leaders in free throw percentage (89.4 percent). Led the team in scoring 19 times.

Strengths: Uses his speed and quickness to get open for shots. Has great range on his jump shot and has been one of the nationís top free throw shooters during his collegiate career. Much stronger than he appears. An iron man who rarely misses games and often played all 40 minutes.

Personal: Majored in sociology. Won the World Championship for Young Men as a member of the U.S. team in 2001.