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#34 Ryan Kelly
Position: Forward
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
City/State: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Ravenscroft
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Ryan Kelly Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/11/2012
Career Notes
  • Named team captain for the second straight year in 2012-13
  • Has the skill set to be an All-ACC and All-America performer ... polished offensive game allows him to be an efficient scorer
  • Enjoyed a breakout season as a junior, averaging 11.8 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game while shooting 40.8 percent from three-point range
  • A matchup nightmare with the ability to shoot from the perimeter and post up under the basket ... one of the top perimeter shooting big men in the ACC
  • An underrated defender who has emerged as a shot-blocking threat ... possesses good instincts and length
  • Has worked hard throughout his career to improve his strength and agility ... spent the offseason recovering from offseason foot surgery
  • A smart player with a knack for being in the right place at the right time ... has taken 37 charges over three seasons
  • The 28th player in Duke history from the Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) ... the fourth local product under head coach Mike Krzyzewski and the fifth Blue Devil (joining Kenney Brown, Randy Denton, Shavlik Randolph & Carl Sapp) to come out of Raleigh

2011-12
  • Played in 31 games with 19 starts ... averaged 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and and 1.1 blocks per game ... missed the ACC and NCAA Tournament after suffering a foot injury in early March
  • Ranked third on the team in points per game, rebounds per game and blocks per game
  • Scored in double figures 18 times with three 20-point efforts
  • Ranked 17th in the ACC in scoring, 16th in rebounding, ninth in free throw percentage and 10th in blocks
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Shot 40.8 percent (40-of-98) from three-point range ... hit a three-pointer in 23 of 31 games ... hit multiple three-pointers in 12 contests
  • Shot 80.7 percent (113-of-14) from the free throw line, the second highest clip on the team ... hit 18 consecutive free throws to start the season ... also hit 19 consecutive free throws from Jan. 4-12
  • Named MVP of the Maui Invitational and to the all-tournament team ... scored 17 points in all three games
  • Led the team with 14 charges drawn
  • Posted two double-doubles, scoring 18 points with 12 rebounds against Penn (1/1), and scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds against Wake Forest (1/19)
  • Scored a career-high 23 points to go along with eight rebounds and two blocks against Wake Forest (2/28)
  • Played in his 100th career game at Florida State and contributed 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and a block in 30 minutes off the bench ... also notched his second four-point play of the season in the game (2/23)
  • Scored 15 points in the win over North Carolina, including 10 in the second half ... scored eight points over the final seven minutes, including a long-range jumper with 14 seconds left that cut the deficit to 83-82 ... also took two charges in the game (2/8)
  • Scored 15 points against Virginia Tech for his fifth consecutive double-figure scoring game (2/2)
  • Scored 16 points and fell one rebound shy of recording a double-double against St. John's ... went 10-of-12 from the free throw line against the Red Storm (1/28)
  • Went 5-of-7 from the floor and 2-of-3 from three-point range on the way to 14 points against Maryland ... also blocked three shots (1/25)
  • Came off the bench to score 20 points against Wake Forest in his second career double-double ... went 8-of-11 from the floor and pulled in 10 rebounds ... also handed out four assists (1/19)
  • Scored a career-high 21 points against Georgia Tech while posting the second best free throw performance in school history ... went a perfect 14-for-14 from the charity stripe and hit all eight free throws in the final 40 seconds of the game (1/7)
  • Swiped three steals and scored 16 points in the win over Washington ... neared a double-double with eight rebounds in the victory (12/10)
  • Did not miss a shot against Michigan State ... went 3-for-3 from the floor, 2-for-2 from behind the three-point line and 6-for-6 from the free throw line (11/15)
  • Scored 17 points in a win over Kansas to clinch the Maui Invitational Championship and Maui Invitational MVP honors ... also chipped in three assists (11/23)
  • In round two of the Maui Invitational, hit 9-of-10 free throws against Michigan to score 17 points ... also added two assists, two blocks and two steals (11/22)
  • Against Tennessee in the Maui Invitational, went 5-for-9 with two three-pointers for 17 points (11/21)

2010-11
  • Member of the ACC All-Academic Team
  • Averaged 6.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game ... played in 37 contests with 27 starts
  • Posted a .516 field goal percentage (95-of-184) and .805 free throw percentage (33-of-41)
  • Reached double figures in scoring in nine games with one 20-point game
  • Second on the team with 51 blocks ... tied for ninth in the ACC with 1.4 blocks per game
  • Blocked a shot in 26 overall contests with three or more blocked shots in eight outings ... blocked a season-high four shots against Saint Louis (12/11), UNC Greensboro (12/29), Boston College (1/27) and Virginia (2/16)
  • Led the team with 19 charges taken
  • Grabbed five or more rebounds in 11 games
  • Made 18 consecutive field goal attempts, including seven straight three-pointers, in a four-game stretch from Jan. 15 through Jan. 27 ... the 18 straight made field goals are the second-most in Duke history
  • Scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field against Michigan (3/20) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Averaged 9.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.3 steals per game in the ACC Tournament while shooting 12-of-18 (.667) from the field
  • Had nine points, three rebounds, three blocks and three steals in the ACC Tournament title game win over North Carolina (3/12)
  • Was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field for 11 points against Maryland (3/11) in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals
  • Tallied eight points, seven rebounds and two assists against No. 24 Temple (2/23)
  • Recorded a career-high nine rebounds to go with seven points and three blocked shots at St. John's (1/31)
  • Scored a career-high 20 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the field, 4-of-4 from the three-point line and 4-of-4 from the foul line against Wake Forest (1/22) ... 20 points on just six field goal attempts are tied for the second-fewest field goal attempts to score 20 points in school history ... also tied for fifth at Duke for most points scored with 100 percent efficiency
  • Shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the field, including 2-of-2 from behind the three-point line for 11 points at N.C. State (1/19) ... also had eight rebounds to go with two blocked shots in the game
  • Grabbed six rebounds to go with eight points and three blocked shots against Miami (1/2)
  • Had 13 points and a career-high six assists against Elon (12/20)

2009-10
  • Member of the ACC All-Academic Team
  • Played in 35 games on the season, including 15 of the 16 conference games
  • Averaged 1.2 points and 1.1 rebounds per game ... also blocked 14 shots on the year
  • Had three games with two or more blocks and at least one block in nine games overall ... recorded at least one block in the first four games of his career
  • Made two free throws against No. 10 Purdue (3/26) in the NCAA Sweet 16
  • Had one assist and two rebounds against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/19) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Made one three-point field goal for his first career points in ACC play and grabbed four rebounds against No. 21 Georgia Tech (2/4)
  • Blocked four shots to go with five points and three rebounds in 11 minutes against Gonzaga (12/19)
  • Posted two points, three rebounds, one block and one steal in only six minutes against St. John's (12/5)
  • Recorded nine points, five rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two steals against Radford (11/21)
  • Tallied eight points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in his collegiate debut against UNC Greensboro (11/13)

High School
  • Four-year letterwinner at Ravenscroft School
  • Played for former Blue Devil Kevin Billerman
  • 2009 McDonald's All-American ... scored six points and grabbed two rebounds to help the East squad to a 113-110 win in the McDonald's All-America game
  • Won the three-point contest at the McDonald's All-America Powerade Jam Fest ... scored 20 points in the final round to win the competition, becoming the seventh Duke commitment to win the three-point shootout at the event
  • First team Parade All-America pick in 2009
  • 2009 Jordan Brand All-American ... had two points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots in a 110-103 Black victory at the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic
  • North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior
  • Two-time first team all-state and TISAC player of the year honoree
  • Two-time GlaxoSmithKline all-tournament team pick ... also named to the Chick-fil-a Classic all-tournament team in 2009
  • Raleigh News & Observer Player of the Year in 2009
  • Led Ravenscroft to three conference championships and a 70-24 record during his career
  • 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) ... 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)
  • Led Ravenscroft to a 28-7 record as a senior ... posted 25.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game on the year
  • 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 as a junior
  • Registered 14.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game while leading Ravenscroft to an eighth place finish in the state and an 18-11 record as a sophomore
  • Named "Most Promising Prospect" at the 2008 NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va.
  • Made AAU all-tournament teams at the 2008 Pitt Jam Fest and Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions
  • Ranked 14th by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index
  • Rated in the top 20 overall by Scout.com (No. 12), ESPN.com (No. 17) and Rivals.com (No. 20) ... listed as the No. 4 power forward by Scout.com and No. 8 power forward by Rivals.com

USA Basketball
  • Earned a silver medal with the 2008 USA U18 National Team at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Formosa, Argentina
  • Started all five games, while averaging 8.6 points and a team-high 7.4 rebounds per game
  • Posted two double-doubles with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Venezuela and 12 points and 10 rebounds against Canada in the semifinals

Personal
  • Born Ryan Matthew Kelly on April 9, 1991 in Carmel, N.Y.
  • Son of Chris and Doreen Kelly
  • Father, Chris, played basketball at Yale from 1981-85 ... also played professionally in France for three years
  • Mother, Doreen, played volleyball at Pennsylvania and toured with Athletes In Action to South America ... also the Head of School at Ravenscroft
  • Has a younger brother, Sean, and a younger sister, Erin
  • Grandfather, Richard Casey, played basketball at Fordham
  • Uncle, Ray Casey, played basketball at Kings College and coaches at Westminster Catawba Christian School
  • Uncle, Sean Casey, played basketball at Hobart College and coached at Peddie School
  • Member of the National Honor Society and the honor roll
  • Semifinalist National Merit Scholar
  • National Latin exam magna cum laude
  • Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Volunteered with the Special Olympics of Wake County
  • Played AAU basketball for three years with D-One Sports
  • Enjoys Seinfeld, video games, movies, reading and listening to music ... favorite athlete is Tim Tebow


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