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NBA, Where Are They Now? / Aug 25, 2009 / 2:40 pm

Where Are They Now: Troy Bell

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There is an old saying in the NBA, “it’s hard to make the NBA and it’s even harder to stay.” People forget that every year, 50 or so rookies come into the League, which means 50 have to go out. Some of our favorite names in college disappear into obscure basketball leagues across the globe. One name that fits in that category is Troy Bell.

Even though Bell’s career in the NBA was a bust, he was still one of the most exciting and explosive guards when he was in college. The Minnesota native was a beast during his stint at Boston College. In 2003, TB was drafted 16th overall by the Grizzlies, where he appeared in just six games. He was waived after his rookie year and has bounced around the D-League and Europe. He even briefly considered a career in pro boxing.

Although he had a summer league stint with the Hornets a couple of years back, Bell is focusing on his European career. He played in Italy’s Serie A league last season for Vanoli Cremona averaging an impressive 20.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists. The Serie A league is a popular destination for a lot of former NBAers. Some of the notable names that played there in ’08-09 include: Dee Brown, Fred Jones, Randolph Childress, Bobby Jones, Luke Jackson, Lance Allred, Romain Sato, Terrell McIntyre , Hollis Price and Andre Hutson.

What other of your former favorite players would you like updates on?

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  • bigcov

    kenny satterfield

  • That’s Whats Up

    wasn’t he rocking dreadlocks and playing in Minnesota?

    ..or was that another washout named Troy?

  • http://www.nukedasouth.net Chicagorilla

    Paul McPherson played at Depaul when QRich was there.

  • Kobeef

    This is awesome!

    Ndudi Ebi!
    Oussiman Cisse!
    Rodney White!
    Jerome James!

  • http://www.greenlighthalo.blogspot.com Halo

    Was just thinking about him the other day. Couldnt beat us at Rutgers at the RAC….BC was a bust.

  • http://www.nukedasouth.net Chicagorilla

    @#2

    That was a different Troy. Much older.

  • richie rich

    the And 1 tour

  • Young Money (R.I.P B-Dub)

    Hollis Price dude was suppose to be the Next big thing.

  • TJ 2

    Marcus Fizer
    Glenn Robinson
    AO (AND 1)
    Edgar Padilla and Carmelo Travieso (Umass with Camby)

  • http://dime fan

    Jonathan Haggert from WVU.

  • http://www.nukedasouth.net Chicagorilla

    @10, Johnathan Hargret i believe was playing overseas last i read.

  • http://www.nukedasouth.net Chicagorilla

    Imari Sawyer, also played at Depaul after QRich left.

  • Drink the Haterade

    What about Ed Cota from UNC

  • Dcam323

    Schea Cotton, Omar Cook, Kenny Gregory, dion glover, Korlene Young, jaron Rush, curtis Staples, chris thomas, and Maris Austin. thats alot of names, but i know my dime fam is goin to have the scoop on all of them.

  • Steve A

    @8
    Hollis Price wasn’t supposed to be anything. He was a tiny guard for college team, Bell was way better than he was.

  • rotceh

    Felipe Lopez

  • a dirty suarez

    the man, the myth, the legend-shea cotton

  • http://www.pinpointbranding.net PJ310

    HAROLD MINER, HAROLD MINER, HAROLD MINER, HAROLD MINER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Celts Fan

    @Young Money – Hollis was LEGIT in college, but he was awaaaaaaay too small. I saw him in person at Summer League in ’03 and he walked literally right by me. No way dude’s any bigger than 5’8″, 165.

    I’d like to see updates on Khalid El-Amin, Ricky Moore, and Kevin Freeman from that UConn team, Matt Darby from the ’96 UMass team, Ed Cota, Trajan Langdon (still holding it down for CSKA?,) Chris Carawell, William Avery, Joe Forte, Teddy Dupay, Kevin Tolbert and Jackie Manuel just to name a few…

  • choster

    i second Marcus Fizer

  • http://www.pinpointbranding.net PJ310

    Where’s Ed Gray?

  • Jay in the A(tl)

    at one time Troy bell was dating one of the dopest chicks on the WWW by the name of Tiara or something like that (google her she’s worth the search)

    @ 14 Dion Glover I believed has moved back to the ATL and is a motivational speaker.

    my MIA Person is Terrence Rencher A straight beast at Texas early-Mid 90’s

  • http://sevendeu2u.wordpress.com/ Seven Duece

    Lonny Baxter

  • Jay in the A(tl)

    @ 19 I think Chris Carawell is back at Duke working for Coach K

  • Mac22

    Victor Page

  • Rawkid

    Khalid El-Amin

  • BRUCE

    Ike Austin! Hahahaha

  • http://www.greenlighthalo.blogspot.com Halo

    Where is Aron Phillips, hes a legend. He dropped a 16 footer on Bron Bron….

  • Yoooo

    hahaha IKE AUSTIN!!! That is CLASSIC

  • Alman Orna

    Eddie Griffen

  • http://www.geraldnarciso.com Gerald Narciso

    All great suggestions.Except you Bruce. Ike Austin hahah I know you were kidding.

    A couple of those I have done in the past.

    Paul McPherson

    http://dimemag.com/2007/09/we-reminisce-paul-mcpherson/

    Khalid El Amin

    http://www.bouncemag.com/2008/09/29/the-playground-gave-us-khalid-el-amin/

    Also GREAT NY Times article a few years back on Victor Page

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/24/sports/ncaabasketball/24page.html

  • KCL

    Darius Washington was one of those guys I thought would be a beast kicked bassy’s ass a couple times back in their high school days. Also wondering what Lenny Baxter and Omar Cooke are up to
    @Kobeef good call on Ebi whatever happened to that guy?

  • Celtics10

    Steve Francis

  • Baby Huey

    Lenny Cooke

  • lifep

    Dajuan Wagner

  • S-SiN

    @Celts Fan

    Carrawell was always awesome on D and is back at Duke now. Langdon is still in Russia and it might not be CSKA this year. Khalid El-Amin is trying to get the money owed to him from an Azovmash team in Ukraine, which he led to back-to-back titles there with a lil run on the all-euro scene and received mvp honors along the way.. getting ur pay is harder in that part of the world than anything u can face on a court. trust me.

    juss in case u were really interested..

    and, where’s Harold Miner now?

  • sh!tfaced

    @2 Troy Hudson sported dreads…

    Some of the ’98 Draft batch, notably:
    The Kandiman, Tractor Traylor, Bonzi Wells, Keon Clark.

    …and Ike Austin!! LOL

  • AB_40

    dejuan wagner

    quintel woods

    jonathan bender wanted back in the L

    ndudi ebi yes

    eddy curry? oh wait

  • Ekstor

    Ed O’Bannon

  • sh!tfaced

    Scottie Thurman. Did he even make it in the L?

  • Mr.BigHoMie

    Definitely RODNEY White……And Kennedy Winston…..Joe Forte….Jason Gardner….Chris Carawell….I Cud Go On And On….KORLEONE Young…

  • Taj

    Harold Miner????

  • Mr.BigHoMie

    Marcus Haislip…..Where The HELL Is He…

  • Taj

    Korleone Young???

  • Vinny

    Keon Clark is in jail, Ed Obannon sells cars in vegas.

  • Taj

    God Shamgod?

  • Taj

    Lonny Baxter is in jail too..

  • Baby Huey

    Marcus Haislip signed with the Spurs for this season

  • Diego

    @ Celts Fan:

    Teddy Dupay fiddled around in South American leagues and then quit ball and became a telemarketer in Salt Lake City, Utah, believe it or not. Then a year or so ago he was arrested for beating/raping an old girlfriend. He was supposed to go on trial recently I thought. I’d love a further update.

    He was amazing in high school–unlimited range. If the gambling thing had not happened his senior year at Florida, I think he would have just shined that year–as he finally had gotten the hang of compensating for his lack of height at the college level.

  • Da_Griff

    Whatever happened to Shawn Respert? He was supposed to be the best shooter in the draft he came out in.

  • Da_Griff

    Chris Carrawell has been bouncing around various leagues for years. Last I heard he’d been playing in the Phillipines and also had a stint in Australia a few years ago.
    Definitely an overseas guy.

  • BiG ShoT BoB

    How about Chris Taft and Truck Taylor that formed that pittsburg front court a few years ago.

  • Diego

    What about the huge center the Jazz drafted ridiculously high a few years ago. Major dud; gone after 2-3 years. I think he was Puerto Rican?

  • Mr.BigHoMie

    ……CHRIS THOMAS….went to notre dame…where he at…n can somebody please inform me of KENNEDY WINSTONS Whereabouts…he was cold at ALABAMA….N Where is ROD Grizzard

  • James Flint

    Darius Washington

  • KT

    I saw Chris Carawell in the barbershop down in Durham not too long ago on crutches…guess he did play abroad, now he looks old.

    Oh yeahm Byron Mouton, last i heard he was getting worked by Kobe on the Rucker.

  • bill

    What about the Baron Davis UCLA team:
    watson – nba
    davis – nba
    Gadzuric – nba

    But one of the highest draft picks Garnett/Moiso :)

    What happened?

    Isaac Fontaine (washington). I thought he was smooth.

    Big country Reeves (life after basketball?)

    The white centre for the 76ers finals team, Todd Maculough (with the good hands)

    David Benoit of the old school Jazz.

  • IGP

    I heard Travis Ketcham is killin it in the Charlotte area

  • http://www.pinpointbranding.net PJ310

    Wheres Luke Recker?

  • Amos Leak

    JON BENDER…HE WAS PRETTY GOOD AT ONE POINT AND YEAH..I AGREE WIT MARCUS FIZER..WHERE IS HE AND RON MERCER..WHERE IS HE?

  • Guitar Hero

    Kandiman???

  • http://wearedepaul.com Boss

    ‘rilla, McPherson & Sawyer both been playing at the Chicago Pro-Am this summer.

  • UncheckedAggression

    Marcus Fizer and Kenny Gregory.

    The guy that said Griffin needs to be slapped

  • J 694

    LOU ROE?

    DRAGON TARLAC?

  • young marcus

    Lenny Cooke

  • Kobeef

    @Bill

    Todd McCullough was the Sixers Center with the good hands. He had to retire due to some nervous system problem (apparently he can’t stand for long now).

    McCullough is now a pinball ace – no joke. He is one of the best pinball players in the world. Apparently he plays it cause he can do it sitting on a chair and doesn’t have to stand.

  • http://www.pinpointbranding.net PJ310

    Steve Logan, the DMX look-a-like

  • Arrogant

    eddie robinson

  • darko

    quintel woods is playing in poland. lots of big names go to poland for some reason!

  • Gunner J. Matthews

    Doug Edwards
    Mookie Blaylock
    Dino Radja
    Corey Benjamin

  • JL

    Tractor Taylor and Felipe Lopez…And there are so many more I would love to hear about…

    Make it a weekly thing – DO IT!!! Johnny Red Neat, DO IT!

  • shake&bake

    Lavelle Blanchard – I think he was 1st team Big Ten as a freshman at Michigan and stayed all 4 years. I don’t think he got drafted.

  • hansosword

    @30

    Eddie Griffen RIP

  • fLaVa

    Jonathan Bender

  • Smithy

    What ever happen to Kevin Pittsnogle? That guy was awesome playing for West Virginia! He should have had a decent NBA career. I really thought he was the second coming of Dirk Nowitzki!

  • Jan

    Shamsports (shamsports.com) had a great series “where are they now” last year – hilarious. Hope he does one this year again…

  • Dcam323

    I seen harold miner around town in LA. he managed his money well from what his people say and is living a low profile. what happen to his high school teammate mario bennett?

  • robmo35

    Johnny Flynn: could you guys give me an update in a couple of years?

  • Boofrog

    MARK POPE…

    and that’s from a true bucks fan.

  • MSkittle

    1. Horace Jenkins
    2. Lloyd Daniels
    3. Charles Jones
    4. Larry Johnson
    5. Shamgod

  • Detroit Dave

    Rashard Phillips – Univ of Detroit
    Jermaine Jackson – Univ of Detroit
    Marcus Taylor- Michigan State
    Marcus Hatten – St. John
    Louis Bullock- Michigan
    Teddy Dupay- Florida
    Miles Simon – Arizona
    AO- And 1

  • Detroit Dave

    Joseph Forte (North Carolina)

    Thomas Shephard (Above the Rim) *better than anybody on the list

  • White Jesus

    Truth Harrison (Heaven is a Playground)
    Art “punch a police horse” Long
    Vincent Grier
    Anthony Epps
    George Ackles
    Moses Scurry
    Neal Fingleton-dyin right now

  • KCL

    @75 Yes definetely want to know where Pittsnogle is at, kid couldn’t play D to save his life but he was gunnin’ at WV he had some sweet tats for a white guy too

  • http://dime fan

    Daryll Showtime Hill/Rashad Phillips/Taliek Brown

  • Diego

    Just happened to read: Teddy Dupay got sentenced this past Monday to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to charges of attacking a woman at a Utah ski lodge.

    (He pleaded guilty in June to aggravated assault and 2 misdemeanors; he had faced charges of rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault but agreed to a plea bargain before his trial. A woman Dupay had been dating told authorities that he attacked her at the lodge near Salt Lake City in June 2008. (I recall reading that her story was a bit sketchy, which I think is what saved Teddy’s ass.))

  • baron von faulk

    @30 that’s just wrong now

    @69 b/c there are some sexy ass Polish women

    Last I heard MARCUS FIZER went from the D-League Toros (I am a Spurs fan from Austin) to Maccabi Tel Aviv if I remember correctly; Europe anyway!

  • baron von faulk

    KRUPA SISTERS, look it up, I’m doing you a favor, so don’t say I never did nothin’ for ya

  • http://dimemag.com Jeff LeGrand

    Eddie Griffn passed away a couple of years ago in a Houston car crash, ran into a train. Victor Page was shot while in a car in DC several years ago, haven’t heard about him since.

  • http://dimemag.com Jeff LeGrand

    Respert is in charge of player development for the Rockets at least he was last year.

  • J 694

    Kenny Lofton?

  • midwest216

    Chris Mullin? –golden state warriors
    Tim Hardaway? — same warriors
    Greg Simpson—Ohio State in the early 90s, Ohio Mr. B-Ball
    World B. Free?
    Robert Parrish?
    Big Game James Worthy?
    Arvidas Sabonis—Portland TrailBlazer’s Center in the 90s
    Adam Morrison?—-the next Larry Bird from Gonzaga? lol
    Kenny Sky Walker? —New York Knicks late 80s/early 90s
    Mitch Richmond?
    Glenn Rice?
    John Starks? —New york knicks?

  • Russell

    The forgotten 2 of the Fab Five: Ray Jackson and Jimmy King.

  • nbafan97

    Terry Mills
    Otis Thorpe
    Charles O’Bannon
    Alvin Robertson
    Anthony Avent
    Reggie Williams