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Troy Bell
Hometown:
Minneapolis, MN

High School:
Holy Angels

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 183

Position:
Guard

NOTES
Completed his career as Boston College's career scoring leader with 2,632 points; he ranks 21st on the NCAA's career scoring list ... also finished as BC's career leader in free throws made (810) and three-point field goals made (300); finished second on the career steals list (272) and third in career scoring average (21.57 ppg) ... scored 1,388 points in 62 BIG EAST contests; finished second on the league's career scoring list and third on its career scoring average list (22.4 ppg); established a BIG EAST career record for free throws made (449) ... set the BIG EAST record for freshman scoring in 1999-2000, averaging 20.1 points per game in 14 league games; the record was previously held by former Georgetown star Allen Iverson (19.8 ppg in 1994-95) ... scored 652 points in 32 games in 2000-01, setting the school record for points by a sophomore ... 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) ... tallied his 2,000th collegiate point in his 98th collegiate contest, reaching the milestone in fewer games than any of BC's other three 2,000-point scorers; notched his 2000th point on a lay-in with 4:49 remaining in the second half against Stony Brook (12/15/02).

AS A SENIOR
Played in and started all 31 games; played an average of 38.6 minutes per game ... averaged 25.2 points per game; also averaged 4.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game ... scored 781 points, setting the school's single-season record ... played 1198 minutes, the fourth-highest single-season total by a BC player ... earned BIG EAST Player of the Year honors; captured All-Conference first team honors for the third consecutive year (the 10th player in league history to earn first team honors three times) ... gained All-America second team honors from the USBWA and ESPN.com ... earned USBWA District I Player of the Year honors ... scored in double figures in 30 games, including 24 games with 20 or more points and eight games with 30 or more points ... was a five-time BIG EAST Player of the Week selection - for the weeks ending Dec. 15, Feb. 2, Feb. 16, Feb. 23 and March 2) ... made five or more three-point field goals in each of eight games; made six treys in each of two games ... led the team in scoring in 22 games ... scored more than 30 points in five of six games from Feb. 12-March 4 ... scored a season-high 38 points in the Eagles' home victory over Villanova (3/4); made a season-high 11 field goals in the game; also contributed seven rebounds, three assists and three steals ... tallied 34 points (8-for-16 FG, 6-for-11 treys, 12-for-13 FT) against Miami (2/15) ... ranked among BIG EAST leaders (conference games only) in eight categories: scoring (first, 27.8), three-point field goals made (first, 3.88/game), steals (third, 2.06), three-point field-goal percentage (third, .431), field-goal percentage (seventh, .466), free-throw percentage (eighth, .843) assist-turnover ratio (eighth, 1.58) and assists (10th, 3.94) ... was fouled on 24 three-point field-goal attempts; converted four four-point plays (one each against Iowa State, Providence, Miami and Villanova) ... registered five or more assists in each of 11 games; handed out a career-high eight assists at North Carolina State (1/16).

AS A JUNIOR
Played in and started all 32 games; played an average of 37.5 minutes per game; did not miss a game despite undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Oct. 31 ... averaged 21.6 points per game; also averaged 4.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.3 steals per game ... played 1199 minutes, the third-highest single-season total by a BC player since minutes were recorded in 1980-81 (Dana Barros played 1223 minutes in 1987-88; Howard Eisley played 1203 minutes in 1993-94) ... earned BIG EAST All-Conference first team honors ... captured USBWA All-District 1 honors ... was selected as Boston College's CBS/Chevrolet Player of the Game in the NCAA Tournament game against Texas (3/15) ... ranked 17th among NCAA Division I leaders in scoring and 20th in free-throw percentage ... ranked among BIG EAST leaders (conference games only) in eight categories: scoring (second, 20.6), field-goal percentage (12th, .369), assists (10th, 4.38), free-throw percentage (second, .905), steals (eighth, 2.12), three-point field-goal percentage (15th, .276), three-point field goals made (tie-14th, 2.00/game) and assist-turnover ratio (eighth, 1.59) ... twice earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors -- for the weeks ending Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 ... scored in double figures in 31 games; notched 20 or more points 19 times and 30 or more points five times ... made five or more three-point field goals in each of three games; made seven treys against Providence (2/13), six treys against St. Bonaventure (11/28) and five treys against Iowa State (12/11) ... led or tied for the team lead in scoring 20 times, in assists 18 times, in steals 15 times and in rebounding twice ... attempted 10 or more free throws in each of 11 games; made 10 or more free throws in eight games ... was fouled on 10 three-point field-goal attempts; converted two four-point plays (one each against Iowa State and at Miami) ... set a Conte Forum single-game scoring record with his career-high 42-point outing against Iowa State (12/11); shot 10-for-17 from the floor, including 5-for-8 from three-point range; equaled his school record by shooting a perfect 17-for-17 from the foul line; netted 21 points in each half ... scored 39 points in a home win over Providence (2/13); his 13 field goals and seven three-pointers both marked career highs ... recorded 36 points and played 44 minutes in an overtime win at Villanova (1/9) ... also topped the 30-point mark in games against Massachusetts (12/8) and St. Bonaventure (11/28) ... posted his highest single-half scoring total with a 23-point, second-half performance against Pittsburgh (1/5) ... registered five or more assists in each of 10 games; handed out seven assists against St. John's (1/17).

AS A SOPHOMORE
Played in and started 32 games; averaged a team-high 34.2 minutes per game ... earned All-America first team honors from Basketball Times; captured All-America second team honors from Associated Press, The Sporting News, NABC/Chevrolet and USBWA ... shared BIG EAST Player of the Year honors with Notre Dame's Troy Murphy; became the second BC player to win the award (John Bagley won the award in 1980-81), the fifth sophomore to win the award (joining Bagley, Chris Mullin, Richard Hamilton and Troy Murphy), and the second player to win the award one year after capturing league Rookie of the Year accolades (joining Murphy) ... earned BIG EAST All-Conference first team honors ... earned the Dave Gavitt Trophy as the BIG EAST Tournament's Most Outstanding Player; averaged 19.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.7 assists per game in leading the Eagles to the title ... ranked 21st among NCAA Division I leaders in scoring and 15th in steals (2.6/game) ... captured BIG EAST Player of the Week honors three times - Jan. 2, Jan. 8 and Jan. 29 ... earned Chevrolet Player of the Game honors for each of the team's two NCAA Tournament contests -- vs. Southern Utah and vs. Southern California ... ranked among BIG EAST leaders (conference games only) in eight categories: scoring (third, 20.8), field-goal percentage (seventh, .460), free-throw percentage (third, .864), assists (11th, 4.19), steals (second, 2.69), three-point field-goal percentage (sixth, .389), three-point field goals made (13th, 2.19) and assist-turnover ratio (ninth, 1.56) ... averaged 20.4 points per game; also averaged 4.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.6 steals per game ... led the team or tied for the team lead in scoring 25 times, in assists 22 times, in steals 14 times, and in rebounding five times; led the team in rebounding in each of the team's two NCAA Tournament contests ... scored in double figures in 30 games, including 17 games with 20 or more points and two games with more than 30 points ... pieced together a streak of 100:27 (over four games) without committing a turnover; played all 40 minutes at Villanova (1/27) with a turnover ... opened the season with a 31-point effort against St. Peter's (11/19); finished the season with a 32-point outing against Southern California in the NCAA Tournament (3/17) ... equaled his career high with nine rebounds in each of two games -- at Notre Dame (2/21) and against Southern Utah (3/15) ... made a career-high eight steals in each of two games -- against St. Peter's and Syracuse (2/7) ... recorded five or more assists in each of 12 games; handed out a career-high eight assists against Rutgers (1/20) ... shot 17-for-17 from the free-throw line against Miami (1/13), equaling the school record for free throws made in one game ... made three or more three-point field goals in each of 12 games; made a season-high six treys in a 73-72 win at Miami (1/7).

AS A FRESHMAN
Played in and started 27 games; missed the final three games of the season after suffering a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee in the Eagles' Feb. 23 game against Pittsburgh; underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on March 3 ... earned Basketball Times Freshman All-America second team honors ... captured BIG EAST Rookie of the Year honors; became the fourth BC player to win the award, the first since Scoonie Penn in 1995-96 ... earned New England Division I Rookie of the Year honors ... earned BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors five times - Dec. 6, Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Jan. 10 and Feb. 21 ... ranked second among NCAA Division I leaders in free-throw percentage and 43rd in scoring ... ranked among league leaders (conference games only) in scoring (second), three-point field goals made/game (third), free-throw percentage (fourth), steals (fifth), three-point field goal percentage (11th) and field-goal percentage (15th) ... averaged a team-high 18.8 points per game; also averaged 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in a team-high 32.0 minutes per game ... led the team in scoring 19 times, in steals 11 times, in assists eight times, and in rebounding once ... scored in double figures in 25 games, including 12 games with 20 or more points; netted 31 points at West Virginia (2/19) ...shot 89.4 percent (161-for-180) from the foul line, the highest single-season percentage in BC history; made 10 or more free throws in each of five games (single-game high 12 vs. Massachusetts (12/4); made his last 28 free-throw attempts of the season ... shot 39.9 percent (59-for-148) from three-point range, the eighth-highest single-season percentage in BC history; made five three-pointers in each of three games - Vermont (11/23), Hartford (11/29) and at St. John's (2/5) ...twice registered 20 or more points in three consecutive games - first against Hartford, Massachusetts and at Holy Cross (11/29, 12/4, 12/7), then at Seton Hall, St. John's and at West Virginia (2/12, 2/15, 2/19) ... grabbed a career-high nine rebounds at Seton Hall (2/12) ... made five steals against St. John's (2/15) ... registered 28 points and five assists against Michigan (12/19).

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 35.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior point guard at Academy of Holy Angels High School; led the state in scoring ... was one of five finalists for Minnesota's 1998-99 Mr. Basketball award ... finished his schoolboy career as Holy Angels' career scoring leader with 2,491 points (in 97 games); ranks fourth on the state's career scoring list ... also finished as Holy Angels' career leader in assists and steals ... led his team to the Class 2A, Section 4 tournament's title game; scored 28 points in a loss to DeLaSalle ... earned All-State and All-Metro first team honors in 1998-99; captured All-State and All-Metro second team honors as a junior ... captured Missota Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior; won the conference scoring title three times and earned All-Conference accolades in each of his four seasons ... scored 30 or more points in 15 games as a senior; scored at least 40 points in five games; his season high was 47 points, his season low was 24 ... averaged 27.9 points per game as a junior; 22.1 ppg as a sophomore; and 17.3 ppg as a freshman ... scored 45 points in a win over Minnehaha Academy (Dec. 1998) ...played for head coach Gary Rufsvold; served as team captain as a junior and senior ... played six years for the Howard Pulley Panthers.

PERSONAL
Earned his degree from the College of Arts & Sciences ... Troy is the son of Maggie and Fred Bell ... born on November 10, 1980.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 42 - vs. Iowa State (12-11-01)
Rebounds: 9 - four times
Assists: 8 - twice
Steals: 8 - twice
FGM: 13 vs. Providence (2-13-02)
3PFGM: 7 - vs. Providence (2-13-02)
FTM: 17 (of 17) - twice
Minutes Played: 45 vs. St. Bonaventure (12-4-02)

TROY BELL'S CAREER STATISTICS

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02-03SR31-311198224-508.441106-264.402227-268.847142-4.666-078125.211579670
CAREER122-1224357761-1794.424300-807.372810-933.868493-4.0284-0263221.642735135272

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