Ryan Kelly (basketball)

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Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly 2013.jpg
Kelly with the Lakers
No. 34 – Real Betis Energía Plus
Position Power forward
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1991-04-09) April 9, 1991 (age 26)
Carmel, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Ravenscroft (Raleigh, North Carolina)
College Duke (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
20132016 Los Angeles Lakers
2013–2016 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2016–2017 Atlanta Hawks
2017 Maine Red Claws
2017–present Real Betis Energía Plus
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ryan Matthew Kelly (born April 9, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Real Betis Energía Plus of the Spanish Liga ACB. He played college basketball for Duke University.

High school career

Kelly was a four-year forward at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds school career records in points (2,065), points per game (17.5), blocks (379), rebounds (950), free throws (312), field goals (864) and field goal percentage (.600, 864-of-1441). He also has single season records in points (882), points per game (25.2), rebounds (356), free throws (134), field goals (336) and field goal percentage (.620, 297-of-479). As a Sophomore, Kelly averaged 14.2 PPG, 8.7 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks. As a Junior, Kelly averaged 23.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 blocks while leading his team to a 24–6 record and fifth-place finish in the state. He led Ravenscroft to a 28–7 record as a senior, posting 25.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game on the year. He was named a 2009 McDonald's All-American, as well as a Jordan Brand All-American and rated in the top 20 overall by Scout.com (No. 12), ESPN.com (No. 17) and Rivals.com (No. 20).[1]

College career

Kelly committed to play for Duke under coach Mike Krzyzewski. During his freshman season, Kelly played backup to forward Kyle Singler, only playing in 35 games averaging 1.2 points per game. Kelly's sophomore year he was called on more, averaging 6.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, in 37 games for the Blue Devils. For his junior season Kelly was asked to be team captain, playing in 31 games and starting in 19. He averaged 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 blocks per game. He missed the last part of the season due to a foot injury. His senior year, Kelly was again bothered early in the year by the same foot injury, which had him sidelined for several weeks. He finished his career at Duke averaging 12.9 points, 1.6 blocks, and 5.3 rebounds. He was also named to the ACC All-Academic Team all 4 years at Duke.[1]

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Duke 35 0 6.5 .356 .263 .667 1.1 .4 .2 .4 1.2
2010–11 Duke 37 27 20.1 .516 .319 .805 3.7 .8 .7 1.4 6.6
2011–12 Duke 31 19 25.9 .444 .408 .807 5.4 1.1 .8 1.0 11.8
2012–13 Duke 23 23 28.9 .453 .422 .812 5.3 1.7 .7 1.6 12.9
Career 126 69 19.3 .460 .379 .805 3.7 .9 .6 1.1 7.5

Professional career

Los Angeles Lakers (2013–2016)

Kelly was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 48th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.[2] On September 20, 2013, he signed with the Lakers.[3] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League.[4] On February 5, 2014, he scored a career-high 26 points in a 119–108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[5]

On June 29, 2014, the Lakers tendered a $1 million qualifying offer to make Kelly a restricted free agent.[6] On July 21, 2014, Kelly re-signed with the Lakers to a two-year deal.[7][8] On January 30, 2015, he was reassigned to the D-Fenders,[9] only to be recalled the next day.[10]

During the 2015–16 season, Kelly received multiple assignments to the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[11]

Atlanta Hawks and Maine Red Claws (2016–2017)

On September 20, 2016, Kelly signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[12] However, he was waived by the Hawks on October 19 after appearing in six preseason games.[13] He went on to sign with the Boston Celtics on October 21,[14] but was waived the following day.[15] He later re-signed with the Hawks on October 31.[16] On January 6, 2017, he was waived by the Hawks after appearing in nine games.[17] On January 13, 2017, Kelly was acquired by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.[18] On February 24, 2017, Kelly returned to the Hawks after signing a multi-year contract with the team.[19]

On June 28, 2017, Kelly was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash considerations.[20] He was later waived on July 7, 2017; the Rockets made the move before his $1.5 million contract for 2017–18 became guaranteed.[21]

Real Betis Energía Plus (2017–present)

On September 12, 2017, Kelly signed with Real Betis Energía Plus of the Spanish League.[22]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 L.A. Lakers 59 25 22.2 .423 .338 .815 3.7 1.6 .5 .8 8.0
2014–15 L.A. Lakers 54 32 23.7 .337 .336 .832 2.8 1.8 .6 .5 6.4
2015–16 L.A. Lakers 36 0 13.1 .369 .135 .685 3.4 .6 .4 .3 4.2
2016–17 Atlanta 9 0 5.2 .300 .400 1.000 1.1 .6 .4 .2 1.1
Career 156 59 19.6 .380 .314 .797 3.2 1.4 .5 .5 6.2

Personal life

Kelly is the son of Chris and Doreen Kelly. His father played basketball at Yale University, and his mother played volleyball at the University of Pennsylvania.[1] He is married to Lindsay Cowher, the daughter of former NFL player and coach, Bill Cowher.[23] His younger brother, Sean, joined the Duke Blue Devils in July 2014 as a walk-on for the 2014–15 season.[24] Through his marriage, Kelly is the brother-in-law of former Los Angeles Kings forward, Kevin Westgarth.

References

  1. ^ a b c "#34 Ryan Kelly". GoDuke.com. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lakers draft Duke's Ryan Kelly in second round". ESPN.com. June 28, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lakers Sign Ryan Kelly". NBA.com. September 20, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2013-14 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Notebook: Lakers 119, Cavaliers 108". NBA.com. February 5, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ Pincus, Eric (June 29, 2014). "Lakers make Ryan Kelly, not Kent Bazemore, a restricted free agent". LATimes.com. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lakers Sign Ryan Kelly". NBA.com. July 21, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ Pincus, Eric (July 21, 2014). "Ryan Kelly officially re-signs with Lakers". LATimes.com. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ryan Kelly Assigned to the D-Fenders". NBA.com. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ryan Kelly Recalled by Lakers". OurSportsCentral.com. January 31, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015. 
  11. ^ "2015-16 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Hawks Sign Three Free Agents; Training Camp Roster Finalized". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 20, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Hawks Request Waivers On Ryan Kelly". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 19, 2016. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Celtics Sign Ryan Kelly". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 21, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  15. ^ "The Boston Celtics have waived Ryan Kelly". Twitter. October 22, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign Ryan Kelly". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 31, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Waive Ryan Kelly". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2017. 
  18. ^ "NBA D-League Transactions". NBA.com. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Hawks Sign Patterson, Kelly to Multi-Year Contracts". NBA.com. February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Hawks Trade Ryan Kelly to Houston in Exchange for Cash Considerations". NBA.com. June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017. 
  21. ^ Feigen, Jonathan (July 7, 2017). "Rockets waive Ryan Kelly before contract becomes guaranteed". Chron.com. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Ryan Kelly, experiencia NBA para el juego interior del Real Betis Energía Plus". CB Sevilla (in Spanish). September 12, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017. 
  23. ^ Greenberg, Chris (May 27, 2013). "Bill Cowher's Daughter Engaged: Duke Star Ryan Kelly Tweets Image Of Lindsay Cowher's Ring (PHOTO)". HuffingtonPost.com. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  24. ^ Carp, Daniel (July 3, 2014). "Senior Sean Kelly added to Duke basketball roster". DukeChronicle.com. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • NBA D-League profile
  • Duke bio
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