May 3, 1958 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Macomber (Toledo, Ohio)|
|College||Ohio State (1976–1980)|
|NBA draft||1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|1980–1982||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1983–1986||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||5,380 (11.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||901 (1.9 rpg)|
|Assists||2,480 (5.2 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Kelvin Ransey (born May 3, 1958) is a retired American collegiate and professional basketball player of the 1970s and 1980s, respectively.
The 6'1" (1.85 m) Ransey was the fourth overall pick in the 1980 NBA draft, by the Chicago Bulls. He was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers before the season began. He was runner-up by one vote for NBA Rookie of the Year (to Darrell Griffith) in 1980–81. Ransey played for six years in the NBA for 3 different teams, averaging 11.4 points and 5.2 assists per game. His best season, statistically, was his second, when he averaged over 16 points and 7 assists.
Ransey retired following the 1985–86 season, returning to Toledo to become a preacher. He attempted a comeback in the 1989–90 season, playing 25 games for the Columbus Horizon of the Continental Basketball Association. He averaged 13.9 points per game for the Horizon. In 2000, he moved to Tupelo, Mississippi. Twice married, he has six children.
- Ransey finds true calling off the court
- 1990–91 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 327
- Kelvin Ransey NBA statistics, basketballreference.com