Tre Kelley

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Tre Kelley
No. 1 – Best Balıkesir
Position Point guard
League Turkish Basketball First League
Personal information
Born (1985-01-23) January 23, 1985 (age 31)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school Dunbar (Washington, D.C.)
College South Carolina (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
2008 Panellinios (Greece)
2008–2009 Eldan Ashkelon (Israel)
2010 Dongguan Leopards (China)
2010 Sagesse Beirut (Lebanon)
2010 Oostende (Belgium)
2010–2011 Zhejiang Lions (China)
2011 Austin Toros (D-League)
2011 Marinos de Anzoátegui (Venezuela)
2011–2012 Biancoblù Conad Bologna (Italy)
2012 Marinos de Anzoátegui (Venezuela)
2012–2013 Austin Toros (D-League)
2013 Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
2013–2014 Austin Toros (D-League)
2014 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2014 Cocodrilos de Caracas (Venezuela)
2014–2015 Sigma Barcellona (Italy)
2015 Pertevniyal (Turkey)
2015–2016 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2016–present Best Balıkesir (Turkey)
Career highlights and awards

Turkish Basketball League assist Leader (2016) Eurobasket First Team All-Turkish League (TBL) (2016) Turkish Basketball League (TBL) Runner Up (2016)* NBA D-League All-Star (2016)

Two Time Washington DC Gatorade High School Player Of the Year (2002-2003)

Alfrie "Tre" Kelley (born January 23, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for Best Balıkesir of the Turkish Basketball First League (TBL). He played college basketball for the University of South Carolina.

High school career[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

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 loss to No. 7 Memphis in the first round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament.

As a sophomore, Kelley played in all 33 games, starting 32, leading the team in assists, and tallying second most minutes on the team (1,013 minutes behind Carlos Powell's 1,113). He 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. Kelley 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. He 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, the 2007 AP First Team All-SEC, the 2007 Gamecock Basketball MVP, and 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).

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft, Kelley signed with KK Cibona.

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 2008–09 season.

During the 2009–10 season, Kelley spent time in China[1] and Lebanon. During the 2010–11 season, he spent time in Belgium, China, the NBA D-League, and Venezuela.

In 2011–12, Kelley played in Italy and Venezuela. He returned to the D-League in 2012–13 before playing for Capitanes de Arecibo during the 2013 BSN season.

On October 31, 2013, Kelley was reacquired by the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.[2] On January 4, 2014, he was traded to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[3] He later returned to Venezuela and played for Cocodrilos de Caracas.

On September 16, 2014, Kelley signed with Sigma Barcellona of the Italian second division.[4] In January 2015, he left Italy and moved to Turkey where he signed with Pertevniyal.

On September 28, 2015, Kelley signed with the Miami Heat.[5] However, he was later waived by the Heat on October 24 after appearing in two preseason games.[6][7] On November 2, he signed with the Sioux Falls Skyforce as an affiliate player.[8] On January 29, 2016, he was named in the East All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[9] On February 19, he was waived by Sioux Falls.[10] Three days later, he signed with Best Balıkesir of the Turkish League.[11]


  1. ^ "Zhejiang cuts Javaris Crittenton, replacement Tre Kelley scores 54". December 25, 2010. Retrieved December 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Austin Toros Announce Training Camp Invitees". October 31, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Skyforce Acquires Tre Kelley From Toros". January 4, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Basket Barcellona: firma Tre' Kelley, è il nuovo Play". (in Italian). September 16, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "HEAT Signs John Lucas III and Tre Kelley". September 28, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  6. ^ "HEAT Waive Five Players". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 24, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ Winderman, Ira (October 24, 2015). "Heat cut five, roster down to 15-player regular-season limit". South Florida Sun Sentinel. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Skyforce Announces 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sixteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented By Kumho Tire". January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ Garry, Mick (February 19, 2016). "Tre Kelley leaving Skyforce". Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Balıkesir Tre Kelley ile anlaştı". (in Turkish). February 22, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 

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