Born September 13, 1932 Whitey Bell played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 1960-1961. William Hoyet "Whitey" Bell is a retired American basketball player. He played collegiately for the North Carolina State University. Bell averaged 14.2 points per game as a senior for NC State during the 1957–58 season. He played for the New York Knicks in the NBA for 36 games.