Ryan Kelly (basketball)

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Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly at Duke.jpg
Kelly with Duke
No. 4 – Los Angeles Lakers
PositionPower forward/Small Forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1991-04-09) April 9, 1991 (age 23)
Carmel, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolRavenscroft (Raleigh, North Carolina)
CollegeDuke (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career2013–present
Career history
2013–presentLos Angeles Lakers
2013Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly at Duke.jpg
Kelly with Duke
No. 4 – Los Angeles Lakers
PositionPower forward/Small Forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1991-04-09) April 9, 1991 (age 23)
Carmel, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolRavenscroft (Raleigh, North Carolina)
CollegeDuke (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career2013–present
Career history
2013–presentLos Angeles Lakers
2013Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
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 who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Duke University.

High school career[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2009–10Duke3506.5.356.263.6671.1.4.2.41.2
2010–11Duke372720.1.516.319.8053.7.8.71.46.6
2011–12Duke311925.9.444.408.8075.41.1.81.011.8
2012–13Duke232328.9.453.422.8125.31.7.71.612.9
Career1266919.3.460.379.8053.7.9.61.17.5

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

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.[4] On February 5, 2014, he scored a career-high 26 points in a 119-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and became just the third Laker rookie in the last 20 years to score 17 or more points in consecutive games (the others being Kobe Bryant and Eddie Jones).

On June 29, 2014, the Lakers tendered a $1 million qualifying offer to make Kelly a restricted free agent.[5] On July 21, 2014, Kelly re-signed with the Lakers to a two-year deal.[6][7]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames 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[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2013–14L.A. Lakers592522.2.423.338.8153.71.6.5.88.0
Career592522.2.423.338.8153.71.6.5.88.0

Personal life[edit]

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.[8]

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