High School Notes: During the 2002-03 season he earned First Team Class B All-State recognition by the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and The Flint Journal ... Averaged 20.8 points, 8.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds his senior year at Flint Southwestern Academy where he was coached by Jeff Whiteley ... Finished fourth in the voting for Michigan's Mr. Basketball Award ... Helped his team to a district championship and a spot in the regional title contest ... During his junior season, he averaged 19.0 points, 8.0 assists and 4.0 steals per outing in helping his team to a spot in the Class B Regional Finals in the state tournament ... Captained his high school squad for three years ... Earned first-team city and conference acclaim his junior and senior seasons ... Finished his career with 1,402 points, eighth all-time among Flint-city scorers and his 585 career assists ranked him No. 3 all-time in the state of Michigan ...... Younger brother of former Michigan State basketball standout Charlie Bell ... Selected Marquette over Pittsburgh, Arizona, West Virginia and Nebraska ... Outstanding all-around prep athlete who earned three letters in football, baseball and cross country ... Was an all-city selection twice in baseball and once in football ... Was chosen as his conference's Student Athlete of the Year during the 2002-03 school year.
PERSONAL: Born March 29, 1985 ... Is the son of Charlie and Belle Bell ... His father lettered in basketball at South Carolina State in 1973 and 1974 ... Lists his brother, Charlie, as his biggest basketball influence.