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Rich Kelly

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2021-22
  • Number: 22
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 1“
  • Weight: 175
  • Hometown: Shelton CT
  • High School: Montverde Academy (FL) / Fairfield Prep (CT)
  • Prep School: Cheshire Academy (CT)
  • Transfer From: Boston College
  • Birthday: ?

At UMass

  • 4/15/2021: Report on Twitter that he would transfer to UMass.1) Kelly confirmed on Instagram on 4/16.2) UM announced the signing on 4/22.3)
  • Coach Matt McCall on Kelly: “Rich is an extremely talented, all-around player. He can score from anywhere on the floor, move the ball up the court quickly and execute the correct reads on balls screens. Further, he brings a high level of maturity, character and leadership, and a mental and physical toughness that will benefit our team in a significant way. We're looking forward to having Rich join Massachusetts Basketball.”


Boston College (2020-21)

  • Transferred to BC as a graduate student.4)
  • Chose BC over BYU, George Washington, Ohio State, Santa Clara, Tulane and Wake Forest.5)
  • Played in 16 of BC's 20 games in the Coronavirus-shortened season. Started the last seven he appeared in.
  • Averaged 11.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists per game.
  • In starts, points went up to 13.7, rebounds to 2.4 per game. Assists consistent at 2.4.
  • Began his BC career with nine points and two assists versus Villanova (11/25).
  • Two straight games with a season-high six assists: vs Syracuse (12/12), vs Maine (12/22).
  • Four straight games in double-figure scoring in late November thru early December.
  • Shot 6-9 from the floor and tallied 16 points at Duke (1/6).
  • Big factor in BC's win over Miami (1/12), with 27 points on 10-16 shooting, including 7-12 from three.
  • Missed BC's last four games with a foot injury (plantar fasciitis), opted to transfer out6)7)

Quinnipiac (2017-20)

  • Started 86 of his 89 games.
  • Averaged 13.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists per game.

Junior 2019-20

  • Selected to the All-MAAC Second Team8) and All-Academic Team.9)
  • Started in all 30 games, leading the team in scoring (16.7 ppg) and assists (4.5 apg).
  • Finished the season No. 2 in the MAAC in scoring, tallying double figures in 25 games.
  • Had 22 points (6-7 3FG), six assists, and four rebounds vs. Albany (11/22).
  • Recorded a season-high 36 points vs. New Hampshire (12/7), shooting 13-of-18 from the floor.
  • Made five 3-pointers, scoring 21 points at Maine (12/15).
  • Logged 22 points and eight assists vs. Rider (1/7).
  • Scored 27 points - including his 1,000th career point - and added six assists vs. Fairfield (1/24).
  • Shot 6-of-10 from 3-point land, scoring 20 points at Monmouth (2/23).
  • Added 26 points vs. Siena (2/26), making 10-of-16 shots from the field.

Sophomore 2018-19

  • Named to the All-MAAC Second Team10) and All-Academic Team.11)
  • Played in 26 games, averaging 13.2 points and a team-best 4.5 assists per game.
  • Recorded double-digits in the scoring column on 17 occasions.
  • Named to the Pre-Season All-MAAC Third Team.12)
  • Missed the first five games of the season, including the game at UMass (11/28), recovering from a sprained right MCL.13)
  • Scored a season-high 25 points in 46 minutes played during a 2OT win vs. Monmouth (1/10).
  • Had 20 points (6-9 3FG) and eight assists vs. Niagara (1/19).
  • Scored 24 points in 52 minutes played during a 3OT win at Siena (2/17).
  • Posted 10 points, season-high 11 assists in MAAC Tournament vs. Monmouth (3/9).
  • Added 11 points and six dimes vs. NJIT (3/18) in the Tournament.

Freshman 2017-18

  • Selected to the MAAC All-Rookie Team14) and earned MAAC Rookie of the Week honors three times.
  • Started all 33 games, averaging 11.1 points and 4.7 assists per game.
  • Finished third on Quinnipiac’s DI single-season assist list with 155.
  • Tallied seven points and three assists in the home win vs UMass (11/29).
  • Had 22 points and 10 assists, scoring the final eight points in an 89-87 win at Columbia (12/4).
  • Picked up his first MAAC Rookie of the Week nod on 12/11, in recognition of the Columbia and Hartford (12/7) games. At Hartford, Kelly scored 8 points and dished 4 assists.
  • Second MAAC RotW honor on 12/26, for his 12 point / 9 assist performance at Vermont (12/21).
  • Had 11 assists in a win over Monmouth (12/28).
  • Had team-high 20 points and six assists in win at Marist (1/25).
  • Played 47 minutes in the double-OT game at Fairfield (2/17). Scored 40 points (7-12 3FG), one shy of school record in a DI game.
  • Earned his third MAAC RotW award on 2/19, in recognition of the Fairfield and Manhattan (2/15) games. Kelly tallied 9/2/3 in the latter.
  • Finished with 20 points, six assists and no turnovers in the double-OT game at Manhattan (2/25).


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Game logs from

Career Highs

Through the end of the 2020-21 season

Pre-UMass (QU or BC)
Points40 - QU at Fairfield (2/17/2018, 2OT)
Field Goals13 - twice, both at QU, last vs UNH (12/7/2019)
Field Goals Att.22 - QU at Fairfield (2/17/2018, 2OT)
3-Point FG7 - twice, last BC vs Miami FL (1/12/2021)
3-Point FG Att.12 - three times, last BC at Syracuse (2/13/2021)
Free Throws11 - QU vs Monmouth (1/12/2020)
Free Throw Att.12 - QU vs Monmouth (1/12/2020)
Rebounds6 - twice, both at QU, last vs Fairfield (3/4/2018)
Assists11 - twice, both at QU, last vs Monmouth (3/9/2019)
Blocks1 - 10 times, last BC at Syracuse (2/13/2021)
Steals3 - three times, last BC vs Maine (12/22/2020)
Minutes52 - QU at Siena (2/17/2019, 3OT)

Additional source:

20+ point games: 21 (20 at Quinnipiac)
10+ assist games: 3 (all at Quinnipiac)
Double-doubles (points, assists): 2 (both at Quinnipiac)

High School / Prep School

  • Played his final prep season at Cheshire Academy, coming from Fairfield Prep
  • Rated the No. 16 prospect in Connecticut in 2017 by the New England Recruiting Report
  • Named Second Team All-New England as a senior at Cheshire Academy
  • Helped Fairfield Prep to the 2015 Connecticut Class LL state championship
  • Earned the New Haven Register Area MVP and the Hearst Connecticut Media MVP as a senior in 2015-16, averaging over 20.0 points and 8.0 assists per game
  • Helped the Jesuits to identical 25-2 records as both a junior and senior
  • Played his sophomore year at Montverde Academy in Florida for his uncle Kevin Boyle, posting a 27-0 record
rich_kelly.txt · Last modified: 2021/07/23 12:13 by mikeuma