Redshirt forward averaged a double-double as a senior at Columbia High School in Decatur, Ga. ... is a physical defender who is expected to help the Dukes on the glass this season ... played high school ball with fellow Duke DeVario Hudson.
As a Freshman (2004-05)
Practiced with the team while taking a developmental redshirt.
Columbia High School in Decatur, Ga. (head coach Phil McCrary) ... comes from a high school program that has sent over 60 players on to Division I programs ... averaged 17.8 points and 12.6 rebounds for 21-9 Columbia as a senior in helping the Eagles to the Class AAAA quarterfinal ... Kelly, the team's `defensive specialist,' scored 21 in the quarterfinal loss to top-ranked, unbeaten Dunwoody ... other top games included 23 points and 22 rebounds vs. South Atlanta and a season-high 25 points vs. Martin Luther King ... averaged 15.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game in helping Columbia to a 20-6 record in 2003 ... was a two-time team captain ... played varsity baseball for three seasons where he pitched and played first base.
The last time the Dukes recruited teammates from the state of Georgia was in the late 1970s when Norm Nixon (1974-77), Jesse Hubbard (1975-78) and Ronnie Dixon (1978-81) all came to Duquesne from Macon, Ga. South West within a five-year span ... Kelly is the youngest of two children ... was a National Honor Society student and math team member in high school ... spent time visiting with residents at local nursing homes ... also participated in the Reading Bowl for area elementary school students ... received nearly a dozen awards and honors at Columbia's senior convocation ... secondary education major ... full name is Brian Curtis Kelly ... date of birth: 11/21/85.