THE BELLS — Kitrick Bell is a senior computer information systems major from Houston, where he attended Fort Bend Marshall High School. Bell has played a key role for the Cru all four seasons.
The Cru found Kitrick four years ago, and he became a perfect fit.
“I didn’t choose UMHB—UMHB chose me,” he said.
His freshman year, Bell was voted to the ASC West Division All-Freshman Team. By his sophomore year, he played in 26 matches and averaged 10 points per game. His junior year, he started in every game and led the Cru to the NCAA Division III National Championship Game. By his senior year, he was named to the D3hoops.com Preseason All-America Team.
Kitrick enjoys playing with his teammates.
“My favorite thing about basketball is playing together as a team,” he said.
This season, the senior helped lead his team back to a 17-9 overall record and 15-7 in conference play, but most importantly a berth into the postseason.
In his final home game, Bell helped the Cru defeat nationally ranked #17 UT-Dallas 75-71. He contributed by getting a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds. The ASC awarded his outstanding play by naming him the ASC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 20-24.
The Cru then went into ASC Tournament as the #3 seed, but, but fell to Louisiana College 81-71 in the quarterfinals. Bell averaged just shy of a double-double with 12.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game throughout his senior year. He also finished his career with the all-time record of most rebounds in a career at UMHB.
One thing most people don’t know about Kitrick is that he enjoys to sing.
“Alicia Keys is one of my favorite. I like to dabble with John Legend a little bit and Lauryn Hill,” he said.
After college, Bell has made up his mind on what he wants to do.
He said, “My absolute dream job is to become a computer programmer, but if that doesn’t work, sing.”