Birthplace: Muncie, IN
NBA Seasons: 10
Bonzi Wells, who was a co-captain for Tri-State last season, thought he would miss this season due to a heart condition. Cleared to play and a late addition to the draft pool, he will be reunited with Tri-State captain Jermaine O’Neal after being selected with the fifth pick of the third round, 18th overall. Wells had 50 rebounds in 2017 (tied for fifth) and led the league with 7 steals. He was one of nine players to have a double-double last season, one of nine players with at least two game-winning shots, and one of nine players to start every game last season.
After an unstoppable college career at Ball State University, Bonzi Wells went on to play for the Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Hornets. As a shooting guard/small forward with the Trail Blazers, he set a franchise record for most points scored in a playoff game when he drained 45 against the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2003 NBA Playoffs.
Awards & Honors
- 6 Playoff Appearances