Question: What’s it like playing on such a new squad?
Bell: It’s great. My freshman year we played as a club team in the New York Urban League, so it’s a great for me because I’m one of the guys that started the club. It’s great to see the end result of what we were working for.”
Q: How big of a difference is it to go from playing accountants and old guys to playing college teams?
Bell: It’s a big difference. Before, we played like we were in the park, now we’re playing against college guys, guys who trained and practiced all summer. It’s different from playing a stock broker. These guys are overall more relentless, and it’s made us play better as a team.
Q: What’s it like having Amy Mulligan as a head coach?
Bell: It’s an advantage, because she coached at the highest level [Division I at Dartmouth]. She also played her high school ball at the highest level [Christ the King]. She gives an advantage that other teams don’t have.
Q: What’s the difference between the guys you played with freshman year and the guys you’re playing with now?
Bell: The guys I’m playing with now are more organized. We’ve got guys that played high school basketball now. I didn’t play high school ball, I played AAU ball, and all of the guys from my freshman year are gone, so it’s different now.
Q: What would make this a good season?
Bell: A good season for us would be to win it all. We don’t have any other goals except for winning the division this year.