|Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|League||NBA Development League|
January 23, 1985 |
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Listed weight||188 lb (85 kg)|
|High school||Dunbar (Washington, D.C.)|
|College||South Carolina (2003–2007)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2007–present|
|2007–2008||Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)|
|2008–2009||Elitzur Ashkelon (Israel)|
|2010||Sagesse Beirut (Lebanon)|
|2010–2011||Zhejiang Lions (China)|
|2011||Austin Toros (D-League)|
|2011–2012||Biancoblù Basket Bologna (Italy)|
|2012||Marinos de Anzoategui (Venezuela)|
|2012–2014||Austin Toros (D-League)|
|2014–present||Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kelley grew up in Washington D.C., where he led Dunbar High School to the inter-high league in Washington, D.C., and lost to Gonzaga in the city championship. He was a three-time all-conference selection and made the all-metropolitan team twice. He averaged 29 PPG, 5 RPG and 8.3 APG his senior year. Despite being recruited by UConn, Miami, Georgia Tech and West Virginia, he chose to play at the University of South Carolina.
As a freshman, Kelley posted averages of 5.1 points per game 1.4 rebounds per game 2.0 assists per game in 16.1 minutes per game. He had 6 points and 7 rebounds in No. 10 South Carolina's lost to No. 7 Memphis in the first round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament.
As a sophomore, Kelley played in all 33 games, starting 32, tallying second most minutes on the team (1,013 minutes behind Carlos Powell's 1,113). Led the team in assists. Had 8 points and 3 assists in South Carolina's miraculous win over St. Joseph's in the Championship Game in the National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 31, 2005. Earned the Most Assists Award in 2005.
As a junior, Kelley averaged 35.0 mpg, 12.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.6 apg and 1.3 spg; scored 20+ six times as well as set the school record for starts in a season with 38. He started 70 of USC's previous 71 games but did not start in the 2005 Senior Day vs. Ole Miss. Racked up 20 points and 7 assists in the National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2006 in which South Carolina routed Michigan 76-64. He was named to the 2006 SEC All-Tournament Team, the 2006 NIT All-Tournament Team. Earned the Most Assist Award in 2006.
As a senior, Kelley averaged 36.7 mpg, 18.9 ppg, 5.1 apg, and 2.6 rpg. Kelley received the 2007 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award,as well as being a 2007 Chip Hilton Award Finalist, he was named to the 2007 Coaches First Team All-SEC, named to the 2007 AP First Team All-SEC he was the 2007 Gamecock Basketball MVP, earned the Most Assists Award in 2007.
Kelley started at point guard for three years, he is No. 2 all time in games played (134), No. 3 in assists (510), No. 3 in 3-point FG attempted (503), No. 3 in minutes played (3956), No. 3 in 3 PT FG made (167), and No. 9 all-time in career points (1488).
Kelley was signed by the Miami Heat to a non-guaranteed contract on September 26, 2008, but was subsequently waived on October 3, 2008, to make room for Shaun Livingston. He played for Elitzur Ashkelon from the Israeli Basketball Super League during the 2008-2009 season with whom he played the Playoffs.
Kelley was invited to the Memphis Grizzlies 2010 pre-season camp, but was waived on October 11.