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34 - Ryan Kelly

6-11, 230 Power Forward
Duke Senior
Birthday
04/09/91 (29.5 yrs)
Hometown
Raleigh, NC
High School
Ravenscroft
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
6
Size
8
Defense
6
Strength
6
Quickness
6
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
9
NBA Ready
8
Rebounding
7
Potential
7
Post Skills
8
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Nick Fazekas

Strength: Standing at 6’11, Kelly has a nice shot at being a stretch four in the league … A highly skilled big with great instincts … Loves the game and has a tremendous work ethic … A very accurate shooter (first evidenced on a national stage by winning the McDonald’s All-American Three Point Shootout in 2009) … Shot 42.2% on threes this year on 3.6 attempts per game … Is definitely more of a spot up shooter but has the ability to hit the pull-up jumper off one dribble as well as having a nice mid-range turnaround in the repertoire … Has very good handles for his size and decent vision in the half court … Surprisingly efficient defender according to the numbers. However his lack of strength, and lack of foot speed will hamper his effectiveness at the next level … Excellent passer and decision maker, 1.7 to 1.0 a/to ratio …

Weaknesses: Broken foot has come at an inopportune time as it will prevent him from being able to workout for teams leading up to the draft … Does not seem to have a frame that will allow him to get much stronger … A better athlete than given credit for but still below average for NBA level … Will struggle guarding more athletic and stronger forwards in the league … Does not have great foot speed/ foot work, especially moving side to side … Almost strictly a half court player. His transition possessions make up less than 10% of his overall possessions. Extremely low … Not a strong finisher at the rim as he is more of a finesse player … Does not like to be physical in the paint and is a poor rebounder on both the offensive and defensive glass … Only shot 45% and 44% from the field in his last two seasons at Duke, a stat that shows that he’s far too perimeter oriented … Will most likely need to find a team that fits his style in order to find his niche in the NBA.

Notes: Despite missing a portion of the season due to his foot injury and havfing post season surgery on it, scouts give Kelly a good shot to be a second round pick in 2013 … Measured 6’11 (in shoes) 232 lbs, with a 6’11 wingspan at the 2012 Amare Stoudemire Skills Academy …

Michael Reynolds 4/12/13

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