Raja Bell life and biography

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Raja Bell biography

Date of birth : 1976-09-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-12
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Utah Jazz, NBA Draft

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Raja Bell is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the NBA. Bell is known for his three-point shooting and intense defense.

Career history:

Philadelphia 76ers (2001–2002)
Dallas Mavericks (2002–2003)
Utah Jazz (2003–2005, 2010–present)
Phoenix Suns (2005–2008)
Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2009)
Golden State Warriors (2009–2010)


2009-10:
Appeared in six games (five starts) with Golden State and Charlotte, averaging 11.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 30.2 minutes … Played in five games with Charlotte (all starts), averaging 12.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 31.4 minutes … Was traded to Golden State on 11/16 and appeared in one game for the Warriors, posting 11 points, two rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes … Missed 58 games with the Warriors (left wrist injury) … Underwent surgery to repair ligament damage in left wrist on 12/3 and missed the remainder of the season … Was waived by the Warriors on 3/22.

2007-08:
In his seventh NBA season, averaged 11.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.2 apg, 42% FG, 40% 3FG in 35.3 mpg in 71 games… Ranked seventh in the NBA with 176 three-point field goals made… Made at least two three-pointers in 48 games… After just two-plus seasons in Phoenix, Bell is ranked in the top-five in 3FGM (578) in franchise history… His 578 three-pointers over the last three seasons were the second-most in the NBA behind only Ray Allen (614)… Became just the 17th player in NBA history to shoot 40 percent from long range with 600 three-pointers made… Shot at least 40 percent from long range for the fifth time in the last six seasons… Phoenix was 12-0 when Bell scored 20 or more points… Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team… In the 2008 NBA Playoffs, averaged 13.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.2 apg and 65% 3FG… Scored 27 points in the Opening Round Game 4 win, equaling his total points from the first three games of the series.

COLLEGE:

Played two seasons at Florida International University after spending his first two seasons at Boston University... Led FIU in scoring in both his junior and senior seasons ... At Florida International, earned First Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors as a senior in 1999 ...Appeared in 29 games, starting 28, averaging 16.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 34.9 minutes ... led the team in scoring 15 times, including a season-high 29 points at South Alabama on January 14...Sat out the 1996-97 season after transferring to FIU ... in 1997-98, named to the All-Trans America Athletic Conference First Team and to the TAAC's All-Newcomer Team...Scored 20-or-more 14 times, including a career-high 30 points vs. Fordham on 12/28/97...In 1995-96, started all 28 games he played for the Terriers and averaged 15.0 and 4.1 rebounds per contest ...Named the North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week for the period ending 1/ 2/96...Named the NAC Rookie of the Year in 1995.

PERSONAL:
Was born in St. Croix but moved to Miami in eigth grade
Both his father and sister were successful college athletes
Married Cindy Green in July 2004
Member of the US Virgin Islands National Team
Played for the West team in the 1995 Olympic Festival
Sister, Tombi, was a star point-guard for the University of Florida and is now an assistant coach at the University of Florida
Makes his offseason home in Miami

Career highlights and awards:

NBA All-Defensive First Team (2007)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2008)


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