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Symone Kelly   12
Symone  Kelly

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wyandanch, NY

High School:
St. Anthony's

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward


KELLY'S CAREER STATISTICS

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GENERAL:
  • Tough, physical post presence
  • Major upside
  • Tremendous rebounder

AS A JUNIOR:
  • Appeared in all 35 games, averaging 5.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in 20.5 minutes off the bench
  • Scored in double figures six times, including a season-high 15 points in regular season finale against Saint Peter's (3/1/15)
  • Averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds off the bench during Siena's four-game run to the WBI Championship Game
  • Tallied team-high 14 points in WBI Semifinals victory over Mercer (3/25/15)

AS A SOPHOMORE:
  • Played in eight games before suffering season-ending injury in mid-December
  • Averaged 4.6 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting an even 50% from the floor in 11.8 minutes off the bench
  • Scored a season-high 14 points (7-11 FG) and added six rebounds in win over Buffalo (12/7/13)
  • Tallied 11 points and a season-high nine rebounds in just 14 minutes in victory over Sacred Heart (11/26/13)

AS A FRESHMAN:
  • Appeared in 14 games, making two starts
  • Played in each of the final 12 games of the year after missing significant time due to injury
  • Scored a season-high six points off the bench at Iona (2/24/13)
  • Grabbed eight rebounds including five off the offensive glass at Rider (3/1/13)
  • 19 of 37 rebounds came off the offensive glass
  • Rejected 10 shots

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Led St. Anthony's to back-to-back Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA titles her final two seasons
  • Named an All-State selection as a senior when she helped guide St. Anthony's to a peak ranking of No. 22 nationally by the USA Today
  • Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN HoopGurlz
  • Given a Scouts Grade of 85 and rated the 82nd best player at her position in her recruiting class
  • Average nine points, 10 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks as a junior

PERSONAL:
  • The daughter of Chris Kelly and Marlane Ward
  • Has a younger brother, Chris
  • Enjoys cooking

GETTING TO KNOW SYMONE KELLY:

    Nickname: Saucey, Sauce, Sauce Boss
    Major: Psychology
    What I like most about Siena: The community's support and campus atmosphere
    Another Siena sport I follow: Men's basketball
    Player I most relate to on the team: Denisha
    Best moment at Siena: Being a part of the WBI tournament
    My goal for the upcoming season: Win MAAC championship
    My biggest fear is: Heights
    My hobbies are: Cooking
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Spain
    If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: Food
    My biggest fan: My boyfriend
    My before game routine: Call my mom
    Best advice I have ever received: Don't take anything personal
    Person I look up to the most: My mom
    Three words that describe me: Passionate, caring and relentless
    If I could meet anyone, it would be: Kobe Bryant
    Sport/position I always wanted to try: Softball
    When I'm not playing, you can find me: in my kitchen
    My dream job: Owning a counseling practice
    If I could have any pet, I would have: An orange cat
    My dream car: 2016 750i BMW

    Favorites
    TV show: Empire
    Class at Siena: Education in the middle school
    Color: Yellow
    Flavor of ice cream: Coffee
    App: Shazam
    Animal: Koala
    Food: Surf and Turf
    Movie: Aristocats
    Pro athlete: Kobe Bryant
    Pro team: LA Lakers
    Actor/Actress: Sandra Bullock

CAREER HIGHS (ENTERING 2015-16 SEASON):
    Points: 15 vs. Saint Peter's (3/1/15)
    FG: 7 vs. Buffalo (12/7/13)
    FGA: 11 (twice)
    3FG: 1 (four times)
    3FGA: 2 (twice)
    Rebounds: 9 (twice)
    Blocks: 2 (eight times)
    Assists: 3 (four times)
    Steals: 3 (three times)
    Minutes: 32 vs. Manhattan (1/24/15)
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