Harry Kelly (basketball)
|Born||1961 (age 55–56)
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|College||Texas Southern (1979–1983)|
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 4 / Pick: 81st overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kelly was born in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. He enrolled at Texas Southern University in 1979, and played basketball for the team for four seasons. A counselor gave him his nickname "Machine Gun Kelly" in his freshman year due to his prolific scoring; in his college career he scored 3,066 points — the sixth most in NCAA Division I history — and averaged 27.9 points per game. In addition, he achieved a career total of 1,085 rebounds, averaging 9.9 per game, making him the first player to score over 3,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds in NCAA history. He was named Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year two times and received the John McLendon Award, which honors the best player at a historically black college, in 1982 and 1983.
Kelly was selected in the fourth round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He was cut from the team before the season in favor of Doc Rivers, Randy Wittman and center John Pinone, who were all selected before him. He subsequently played briefly in California's Summer Pro League and Italy's Lega Basket Serie A. In 1984 he started a career in Houston's Department of Public Works and Engineering.
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 60 or more points in a game
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career scoring leaders
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season scoring leaders
- Nance, Roscoe (31 March 2010). "Harry "Machine Gun" Kelly". SWAC Men's Basketball Profiles. Southwestern Athletic Conference. Retrieved March 11, 2014.