Ryan Kelly (basketball)
Kelly with Duke
|No. 4 – Los Angeles Lakers|
April 9, 1991 |
Carmel, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Ravenscroft (Raleigh, North Carolina)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Pro playing career||2013–present|
|2013–present||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2013||→Los 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
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).
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.
Los Angeles Lakers
Kelly was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 48th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. On September 20, 2013, he signed with the Lakers. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Los Angeles D-Fenders. On February 5, 2014, he scored a career-high 26 points in a 119-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
NBA career statistics
|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|
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. He is engaged to Lindsay Cowher, the daughter of former NFL player and coach, Bill Cowher.
- #34 Ryan Kelly
- "Lakers draft Duke's Ryan Kelly in second round". ESPN.com. June 28, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
- Lakers Sign Ryan Kelly
- 2013-14 NBA Assignments
- Lakers make Ryan Kelly, not Kent Bazemore, a restricted free agent
- "Lakers Sign Ryan Kelly". NBA.com. July 21, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
- Pincus, Eric (July 21, 2014). "Ryan Kelly officially re-signs with Lakers". LATimes.com. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
- Bill Cowher's Daughter Engaged: Duke Star Ryan Kelly Tweets Image Of Lindsay Cowher's Ring (PHOTO)
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- NBA D-League Profile
- Duke bio