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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 59 games (25 starts) for the Lakers in his rookie NBA season, averaged 8.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.8 blocks in 22.2 minutes... Scored first NBA points (3 points) and grabbed first NBA rebound (offensive) 11/5 at DAL … Had first NBA block 12/13 at OKC … Dished out first NBA assists (2) at ATL 12/16 … Recorded first NBA steal 1/7 at DAL … Notched 9 points and 7 rebounds and 3 blocks 1/15 at PHX … Scored 20 points 1/17 at BOS … Tallied 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals 1/19 at TOR …Totaled 13 points and 7 rebounds 1/20 at CHI … Scored 15 points (5-8 FG) 1/24 at ORL ... Finished with 13 points and converted first four-point play of career 1/31 vs. CHA …Dropped in a career-high 26 points and grabbed 6 rebounds 2/5 at CLE …Scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds 2/7 at PHI … Notched first career double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds 3/7 at DEN … Finished with 12 points, 5 rebounds and career-high 8 assists 3/9 vs. OKC … Tallied 12 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks 3/13 at OKC … Scored 14 points to go with 6 rebounds and 2 steals 3/19 vs. SAS … Totaled 9 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals 3/25 vs. NYK … Notched 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks 3/30 vs. PHX … Recorded 18 points (career-high 8 FTM) 4/8 vs. HOU … Tallied 14 points and 11 rebounds 4/11 vs. GSW … In season finale, posted 12 points and 8 rebounds 4/16 at SAS …Started in 25 games … Had two double-doubles … 17 games of 10+ points, including three games with 20+ points.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Lakers in the second round (48th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE:
Appeared in 126 games (69 starts) with Duke, average 7.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.06 blocks in 19.3 minutes... Following his senior season at Duke, ranked fourth in the Blue Devils record books in career winning percentage (111-15 (.881) record with him on the floor) ... Two-time Team Captain ... Senior (2012-13): Averaged 12.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.6 blocks, while shooting 42.2 percent (35-83) from behind the arc and 81.2 percent from the foul line ... Honorable Mention All-ACC performer despite playing in just five league games ... Returned from a right foot injury after missing 13 games to score a career-high 36 points (10-14 FG, 7-9 3FG) in a 79-76 win over No. 5 Miami ... Junior (2011-12): Averaged 11.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 40.8 percent (40-98) from behind the arc ... Made a three-point field goal in 23-of-31 games ... Shot 80.7 percent (113-of-14) from the free throw line, the second highest clip on the team ... Ranked 17th in the ACC in scoring, 16th in rebounding, ninth in free throw percentage and 10th in blocks ... Named MVP of the Maui Invitational and to the All-Tournament team ... Led the team with 14 charges drawn ... Recorded a season-high 23 points, eight rebounds and two blocks vs. Wake Forest ... Sophomore (2010-11): Averaged 6.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks ... Ninth in the ACC in blocks per game ... Shot 51.6 percent from the field and 80.5 percent from the line ... 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 shots is second-most in Duke history ... Scored a season-high 20 points (6-6 FG, 4-4 3FG) vs. Wake Forest ... Led Duke with 19 charges taken ... Freshman (2009-10): Made 35 appearances (15-of-16 conference games), averaging 1.2 points and 1.1 rebounds per game.

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 and also played professionally in France for three years ... Mother, Doreen, played volleyball at Pennsylvania and toured with Athletes In Action to South America ... Has a younger brother, Sean, and a younger sister, Erin ... Grandfather, Richard Casey, played basketball at Fordham ... While at Duke, was a member of the National Honor Society, honor roll and semifinalist National Merit Scholar ... Earned a silver medal with the 2008 USA U18 National Team at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Formosa, Argentina ... Four-year letterwinner at Ravenscroft School ... 2009 McDonald’s All-American ... Won the three-point contest at the McDonald’s All-America Powerade Jam Fest ... First team Parade All- America pick in 2009 ... 2009 Jordan Brand All-American ... North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior ... Two-time first team all-state and TISAC player of the year honoree ... Posted 25.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game as a senior ... Rated in the top 20 overall by Scout.com (No. 12), ESPN.com (No. 17) and Rivals.com (No. 20).

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Vitals

Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 230 lbs./ 104.3 kg
Born: April 09, 1991
From: Duke
Draft: 2014
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  Los Angeles Lakers 2013 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Duke/USA

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