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Crystal Kelly #42 Forward

Crystal Kelly
2011 Preseason Statistics
PPG1.0
RPG2.0
APG2.0
EFF +1.00

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2009: Averaged 4.3 ppg (.439 FG%, .000 3FG%, .842 FT%), 1.7 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.1 bpg and 12.3 mpg in 23 games played (four starts) with Sacramento before being traded to the Detroit Shock…With Detroit, averaged 2.8 ppg (.364 FG%, .000 3FG%, .833 3FG%), 1.3 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.4 spg, 0.1 bpg and 7.6 mpg in 11 games played.…PLAYOFFS: Played in three games, averaging 1.3 ppg (.000 FG%, .000 3FG%, 1.000 FT%), 0.7 rpg, 0.7 apg and 5.0 mpg.

2008: Averaged 7.4 ppg (.449 FG%, .000 3FG%, .850 FT%), 3.3 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.5 spg, 0.2 bpg and 15.5 mpg in 33 games played (three starts)…Scored a career-high 18 points at Minnesota on 6/12…Led all Sacramento rookies and was second on the team in free throw percentage...Season-highs: points – 18 (at Minnesota, 6/12); rebounds – 7 (twice); assists – 3 (at Houston, 9/15); steals – 2 (twice); blocks – 1 (several times).

INTERNATIONAL Played for Club Basquet (C.B.) Olsea in Barcelona, Spain, during the 2008-09 off-season…Helped her team reach the 5-8th place playoffs and fi nish with an overall record of 20-10…Averaged 10.0 ppg (.492 FG%, .333 3FG%, .759 FT%), 6.2 rpg, 0.8 apg, 1.5 spg, 0.2 bpg and 31.5 mpg in 30 games played…Recorded two double-doubles and scored a season-high 21 points.

COLLEGE:
Rewrote the record books during her Lady Topper career, finishing with a school-record 2,803 points and 1,258 rebounds…Scoring total also stands as a Sun Belt Conference record, and made her the 12th leading scorer in NCAA Division I history…Sits atop nine Lady Topper career record lists, also setting new marks for games started (130), field goals made (953), field goal percentage (.617), free throws made (886), free throw attempts (1,137), points per game (21.6) and rebounding average (9.7)…2007-08: Earned State Farm Coaches’ All-America honors, and was also named an All-American by the Associate Press and cbssportsline.com…Earned Sun Belt Conference Player-of-the-Year accolades after averaging 22.6 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in her final year on the Hill… Led the nation with a school-record .644 field-goal percentage…Earned first-team all-Sun Belt honors for the fourth straight year, and was named to the all-Sun Belt Tournament team after leading the Lady Toppers to their league-record ninth conference tournament title…Scored a school-record 42 points in her final home game against Louisiana-Monroe — the same day a jersey was retired in her honor into the E.A. Diddle Arena rafters…2006-07: Was named a WBCA/Kodak honorable mention All-American and also earned All- America honors from the Associated Press…Named to the all-Sun Belt Conference first team for the third straight year…Broke WKU’s single-season scoring record with her 28-point effort against Hofstra; previous mark was 736 set by Natalie Powers in 2000-01… Finished the year with 770 points…Also eclipsed 2,000 career points against Hofstra…Ended the season as the Sun Belt leader in scoring (24.1 ppg) and field-goal percentage (.611), while ranking third in rebounding (9.4 rpg) and seventh in free throw percentage (.774)…Became the first Lady Topper to score 500 points in each of her first three seasons on the Hill, and eclipsed 600 points for the second straight season…Eclipsed 1,800 career points, and jumped to third on the scoring list with a 34-point effort at Troy…Set a new WKU record when she went 14-for-14 at the free throw line on her way to 32 points against Minnesota in the second round of the WNIT…2005-06: Earned first-team all-Sun Belt honors for the second straight year, and was the youngest player on any of the three all-conference squads…Named to the Sun Belt all-tournament team after averaging 16.7 points and 8.0 rebounds in WKU’s three games…Earned a spot on the WNIT all-tournament team after averaging 23.5 points during WKU’s run to the semifinals…Broke WKU’s sophomore scoring record with her 17-point performance against Middle Tennessee in the Sun Belt Tournament championship game… Finished the year with 687 points — the third-highest season total in school history…Became the fastest player in Lady Topper history to reach 1,000 career points, reaching the mark in her 51st game as a Lady Topper on Feb. 4 against Florida International…Eclipsed 600 points for the year against Tennessee Tech in the WNIT First Round, making her just the seventh player in Lady Topper history to score 600 or more points in a season…Set a new school record with 285 free throw attempts, with her 217 made free throws ranking second all time…Led the Sun Belt in field-goal percentage, while ranking second in scoring, fourth in rebounding, fifth in free-throw percentage and 10th in blocked shots…Stood eighth in the nation in field goal percentage and 13th in scoring…Earned Sun Belt Player-of-the- Week honors for the third time during the season after her performances at New Orleans and Louisiana-Lafayette…2004-05: Named the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year, and was the only freshman named to the 2005 all-Sun Belt team…Earned a spot on the gballmag.com Young All-America team…Led the Sun Belt in scoring (19.3 ppg), rebounding (10.4 rpg) and field-goal percentage (.611), while also ranking seventh in the league in blocked shots (1.13) and ninth in free-throw percentage (.737)…Broke WKU’s freshman scoring record early in the first half at Middle Tennessee, finishing the night with a team-high 15 points en route to finishing the season with 579 points, breaking the previous freshman record by 91 points…Pulled down a league best 11.4 rebounds per game in conference games…Scored in double figures in every game during her freshman season…Led the nation in field-goal percentage through 11 games as she was connecting on 71.7 percent of her shot attempts.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Played for Club Basquet (C.B.) Olsea in Barcelona, Spain, during the 2008-09 off-season…Helped her team reach the 5-8th place playoffs and finish with an overall record of 20-10…Averaged 10.0 ppg (.492 FG%, .333 3FG%, .759 FT%), 6.2 rpg, 0.8 apg, 1.5 spg, 0.2 bpg and 31.5 mpg in 30 games played…Recorded two double-doubles and scored a season-high 21 points.

Personal

Daughter of Clarence and Henrietta Kelly…Enjoys shopping…Majored in Public Relations…Has plans of becoming a coach or having a career in Public Relations for a professional team after playing career is over.

Career Transactions

Acquired via trade with Tulsa in exchange for Shanna Crossley on April 14, 2010…Traded to Detroit in exchange for Kristin Haynie on Aug. 17, 2009…Acquired by Sacramento via waivers on May 18, 2009… Waived by Houston on May 15, 2009…Selected in the third round (31st overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft on April 9, 2008.