BSU Legend Bonzi Wells Spreads Wisdom In Summit City

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – With ten NBA seasons under his belt Bonzi Wells knows a thing or two about the game of basketball. Wednesday in Fort Wayne, however, Wells spoke primarily about the game of life at Vernard Hollins’ “Always 100” Pro Camp at Parkview Fieldhouse.
Wells, a Muncie native, played his college ball at Ball State. He was selected by the Pistons with the 11th pick of the 1998 NBA Draft and traded to Portland. Wells spent five and a half seasons with the Blazers before being traded to Memphis. Over the final half of his NBA career Wells would suit up for the Grizzlies, Rockets, Kings, and Hornets. For his career Wells averaged 12.1 points in 591 regular season games. The 2001-02 season was his best year, as Wells averaged a career-best 17 points per game to go along with six rebounds.
Following his NBA career Wells played professionally in China and Puerto Rico before retiring in 2010. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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