Name: Brian Bell
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 4.5
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
DOB: 2/24/1989
Birthplace: Birmingham, Ala.
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
High School: Holtsville High School (Deatsville, Ala.) ‘07
College: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Communications; DeVry University ‘19, Technical Management/Human Resources
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 gold)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – silver
  • Years of competition: 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 2 (silver)
Personal: Bell lost his leg at the age of 10 due to a train accident. After he finished rehabilitation, he wanted to get back to playing his favorite sports: basketball and football. He played middle school football on his prosthetic until it became too strenuous. His mother discovered the Lakeshore Foundation, a U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site in Birmingham, Alabama, where he fell in love with the wheelchair basketball after a attending sport camps for children with disabilities at the age of 12....Son of Louvenia Bell…Has one sibling, Andreus Gulley…Married to Diane Bell…Has four children, Kaylan, Lia, Myles and Neo…Enjoys drawing, playing video games, reading, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family.