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Davidson star guard Kellan Grady enters transfer portal

Adam Luckett03/22/21

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Kellan Grady - Davidson - guard

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Star Davidson guard Kellan Grady has entered the transfer portal after averaging 17.1 points per game for the Davidson Wildcats this season.

The 6-foot-5 and 205-pound combo guard has been a four-year starter for the Fighting Steph Currys and the senior can light it up from deep. Grady has shot 36.2% from three in his career on 644 attempts. The Boston native is a very efficient scorer finishing the year with a 55.2% effective field goal percentage. The guard was a first-team all-conference selection this season.

Grady fits the mold for current college basketball. This is a skilled scorer with positional size and a great feel for the game. The star guard can score in multiple ways and is exactly what every team is searching for in the pace-and-space era.

Grady was a top-100 prospect out of high school and decided to play for Bob McKillop despite having some power conference interest. The explosive scorer has reached the 30-point threshold five times in his career. The Wildcats went to just one NCAA Tournament in Grady’s four years but did finish with a winning record every season.

Back in 2018, Davidson lost to Kentucky in the opening round of the tournament. In that meeting, Grady scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds going head-to-head with star UK guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Earlier that year, Grady was named the A-10 Rookie of the Year.

The dynamic scorer will be one of the most sought-after perimeter players in this transfer cycle. Kentucky figures to be a program in the mix for a guard transfer and that will be the case if Davion Mintz decides to move on. Minnesota’s Marcus Carr figures to be a target, but Grady could also find a spot on John Calipari’s recruiting board.

The veteran can get buckets and will need the NCAA to grant a waiver or pass an exemption rule to receive one final season of eligibility.

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