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

Hayford on Kelly: “Parker had an outstanding senior season for the state championship Gonzaga Prep team. He is one of the strongest 6-foot-4, 195-pound players that you are going to find. His body is college-ready. He is a tremendous shooter and he loves the game. He wants to be good and has great basketball genes in the family. I think Parker has an outstanding career ahead of him.”

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 finished 1-2 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. Terry’s No. 44 jersey was retired by Gonzaga Prep.

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