PLAYER PROFILE

PUGGY BELL

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Puggy Bell was one of the most versatile players in professional basketball during his career that stretched over parts of three decades. Bell was a very strong player with a soft touch. He could rebound and play aggressively under the basket, but also had the speed and ball-handling skills to play outside when needed. Bell joined the New York Renaissance in the late 1930s. He appeared in the Chicago World Pro Tournament nine times and was named MVP in 1939, the year the Rens won the professional championship. Bell spent the war years with the Washington Bears and was instrumental in their capture of the 1943 World Pro Tournament title. He returned to the Rens after the war and finished out his career in the early 1950s playing minor league basketball. He was player-coach of Manchester, the 1952-53 ABL champions.

 

PUGGY BELL Height: 6:01 Weight: 185 College: None
Clarence R. Bell Born:  Nov 26, 1914 Died:  Feb 19, 1985 Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1938-39 New York Rens Indep
1939-40 New York Rens Indep
1940-41 New York Rens Indep
1941-42 New York Rens Indep
1942-43 New York Rens Indep
1942-43 Washington Bears Indep 23 75 32 182 7.9
1943-44 New York Rens Indep
1943-44 Washington Bears Indep 24 89 36 214 8.9
1944-45 New York Rens Indep
1944-45 Washington Bears Indep 7 29 17 75 10.7
1945-46 New York Rens Indep
1945-46 Washington Bears Indep 10 79 24 182 18.2
1945-46 Wilkes Barre PSL 8 10 7 27 3.4
1946-47 New York Rens Indep
1947-48 Saratoga NYSL 28 223 8.0
1947-48 Bridgeport ECBL 1 2 2 6 6.0
1948-49 Troy-Sarsota NYSL 17 151 8.9
1948-49 Bristol ECBL 2 14 8 36 18.0
1949-50 Bristol ECBL 19 134 7.1
1950-51 Bristol/Manchester ECBL 16 152 9.5
1950-51 Saratoga ABL 2 4 11 16 .688 3 19 9.5
1951-52 Glens Falls-Manchester ABL 20 93 46 232 11.6
1952-53 Saratoga-Manchester ABL 17 38 17 93 5.5
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1938-39 New York Rens WBT 3 5 4 9 .444 14 4.7
1939-40 New York Rens WBT 2 10 4 4 1.000 24 12.0
1940-41 New York Rens WBT 4 14 4 6 .667 32 8.0
1941-42 New York Rens WBT 2 3 2 4 .500 8 4.0
1943-44 New York Rens WBT 3 5 1 4 .250 11 3.7
1944-45 New York Rens WBT 4 13 8 14 .571 34 8.5
1944-45 New York Rens WBT 4 23 11 16 .688 57 14.3
1945-46 New York Rens WBT 2 4 2 3 .667 10 5.0
1946-47 New York Rens WBT 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0
1947-48 Saratoga NYSL 2 20 10.0
1947-48 Bridgeport ECBL
1948-49 Troy-Saratoga NYSL 17 151 8.9
1948-49 Bristol ECBL
1949-50 Brsitol ECBL 2 6 3 15 7.5
1950-51 Manchester ECBL 7 33 22 88 12.6
1951-52 Manchester ABL 1 4 2 10 10.0
1952-53 Manchester ABL 4 11 3 25 6.3
Major League Totals 25 77 36 60 .600 190 7.6
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