Oregon State's Kelley goes undrafted
One of the most prolific rim protectors in the NCAA over the past two years is without a team following the results of the 2020 NBA Draft.
Kylor Kelley, the 2015 Gervais High School graduate who went on to set the career blocked-shot record at Oregon State University, was passed over in this year's draft, which was held virtually on Nov. 18.
Kelley now becomes an unrestricted free agent and could still be snatched up by NBA teams looking to add a defensive specialist to their roster when the free agency period opens on Friday, Nov. 20. Training camps are set to open Dec. 1, and the NBA regular season is scheduled to start Dec. 22.
Following his graduation from Gervais five years ago, Kelley spent several years at local junior colleges Northwest Christian University and Lane Community College before joining the Beavers for the 2018-19 season.
Kelley made an immediate impact on the defensive end, smashing shot-blocking records at Oregon State and finishing the season with a single-season record of 104 swats. Kelley broke that mark his senior season with 107 blocks, and his 211 career blocks unseated former Beaver Eric Moreland as the program's all-time career leader.
Kelley also owns OSU records for blocks in a game (nine), consecutive games with multiple blocks (15), most blocks by a junior, most blocks by a senior, most consecutive games with a block (31), most blocks in a Pac-12 season (53) and highest number of blocks per game average in a season (3.45).
Kelley was twice named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team and the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year watch list at OSU.
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