10 - Parker Kelly
Parker Kelly
Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
Year: So.
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Gonzaga Prep '11
Position: G
Experience: 1L

Hayford on Kelly: “Parker Kelly is an outstanding young man. He is one of our best outside shooters and has tremendous personal discipline and character. He strives for excellence in every area of his life. We love coaching Parker and the energy he brings every day to practice.”

2011-12: Kelly came off the bench in 30 of the 31 games he played, and made the first start of his career at Idaho State (2/23/12). He received significant minutes late in the year as he continued to adjust to the college game. Kelly averaged 8.3 points per game in EWU’s last 10 games, including two with 17 and one in which he hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play. He averaged 19.5 minutes in conference play and 15.8 minutes per game overall, and had an average of 6.5 points in the league on 27-of-56 shooting from the 3-point arc (48 percent). Overall, he averaged 4.8 points and made 44.9 percent of his 3-point attempts (34-of-77) to rank fourth in the Big Sky Conference. He also made 91 percent of his free throws (21-of-23). Kelly scored in double figures in six games, and led Eastern in rebounds once and steals in four games. In an 85-78 win at Idaho State (2/23/12). Kelly was among the nation’s leaders in efficiency, according to the web site statsheet.com. Kelly ranked third in NCAA Division I in “offensive rating” based on his shooting percentages and production in limited minutes. If his statistics were calculated on the basis of playing a full 40-minute game, Kelly would have scored at an 11.9 clip. In the first start of his career against Idaho State (2/23/12), he helped replace some of the scoring lost with the absence of injured leading scorer Collin Chiverton. He responded by equaling his career-high with 17 points, making 5-of-7 3-pointers as EWU finished with 10 as a team. Kelly scored 11 points in a 78-73 loss at UC Irvine (2/18/12) in the ESPN BracketBusters. One game earlier versus Northern Colorado (2/15/12), he scored nine second-half points on a trio of 3-pointers, including a game-winning trey with 14 seconds left in the come-from-behind 79-76 victory. In the game before that, Kelly scored a career-high 17 points in EWU’s 84-75 loss at Weber State (2/11/12). Kelly, whose previous high was 12 on two occasions, made 6-of-10 shots from the field, including 5-of-8 from the 3-point arc versus the Wildcats. Earlier in the league season, Kelly equaled his season high with 12 points against Northern Colorado (1/14/12), and had eight points in 21 minutes in EWU’s 69-52 victory over Montana State (1/28/12). He followed that with 11 second-half points against Northern Arizona (2/2/12), as the Eagles rallied from an eight-point second-half deficit to win 74-68. Down the stretch, Kelly made a basket with 4:06 remaining to put the Eagles up by seven, then made a trey with 1:18 to play to enable EWU to maintain a six-point advantage. He then knocked down 4-of-4 free throws in the final 51 seconds to ice the win for the Eagles.

High School: Graduated from Gonzaga Prep in 2011, helping his school accumulate a 73-11 overall record and 45-5 league mark in three seasons. He helped lead the Bullpups to the 2011 State 4A Championship, as they were 23-3 after finishing the Greater Spokane League season with a 14-2 record. Gonzaga Prep defeated Curtis 61-41 for the title after knocking off Garfield (66-53), Kentridge (72-60) and Davis (72-59) in earlier rounds. Kelly scored 24 points in the title game and earned second-team All-State Tournament honors. He finished the four-game tourney with an average of 21.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, making 13-of-22 3-pointers (59 percent) and 54 percent of his shots overall (54 percent). Selected to play in the All-State Game, Kelly averaged more than 18 points per game as a senior en route to earning first-team All-Greater Spokane League honors. He had a season-high 29 points in Gonzaga Prep’s 71-53 win against North Central. He made 7-of-14 3-pointers in that game, including 5-of-7 in the first half. Gonzaga Prep was 24-4 overall and 13-1 in the league his junior season when the Bullpups won one of three games in the state tournament. They also qualified his sophomore season, finishing 3-1 to place fourth and concluding the year with a record of 26-4 overall and 18-2 in the league. He was a second-team pick as a junior and earned all-regional tournament honors as well.

Personal: Born Sept. 27, 1992, in Spokane, Wash. He intends on majoring in business at Eastern. He is the son of Terry and Cyndi Kelly. His father had his No. 44 basketball jersey retired by Gonzaga Prep, as he averaged 26.2 points per game his senior year in 1976 to lead the Spokane City League in scoring. He was the league’s player of the year after leading the Bullpups to a third-place finish at the State AAA Tournament. He went on to Washington State University where he started 80 straight games at one stretch and led the Cougars to the 1980 NCAA tournament.

 

Year

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG

FGA

Pct

3FG

3FGA

Pct

FT

FTA

Pct

Off

Def

Tot

Avg

PF

FO

Ast

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

2011-12

31

1

496

16.0

46

103

.447

35

78

.449

21

23

.913

14

22

36

1.2

60

2

12

7

1

15

148

4.8

TOTAL

31

1

496

16.0

46

103

.447

35

78

.449

21

23

.913

14

22

36

1.2

60

2

12

7

1

15

148

4.8

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:

Points: 17, at Weber State -- 02/11/12 ; at Idaho State -- 2/23/12

Rebounds: 5, at UC Irvine -- 2/18/12

Assists: 2, at Portland State -- 02/25/12 ; Montana State -- 1/28/12 ; Linfield -- 12/8/11

Steals: 3, at UC Irvine -- 2/18/12

Blocks: 1, Pacific Lutheran -- 12/16/11

FG made: 6, at Weber State -- 02/11/12

FG attempts: 10, at Weber State -- 02/11/12

3FG made: 5, at Weber State -- 02/11/12 ; at Idaho State -- 2/23/12

3FG attempts: 8, at Weber State -- 02/11/12

FT made: 4, at Northern Arizona -- 2/2/12 ; at Northern Arizona -- g/2/2

FT attempts: 4, at Northern Arizona -- 2/2/12 ; at Northern Arizona -- g/2/2

 

 

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