Position
Guard
Height
5'9
Class
Senior
Hometown
Shalimar, Fla.
Previous School
Okaloosa-Walton CC
Major
Biological Sciences
High School
Choctawhatchee HS

2010 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2009-10)
A leader on and off the floor for the Lady Tigers … Team co-captain along with Allison Hightower … Missed the entire season after suffering a stress fracture in her foot the week prior to the season-opener … Traveled to every away contest … Suffered a torn ACL on her right knee while playing a pickup game in April following the season … Underwent successful surgery on April 20 and could tentatively return to the floor in October … Was the recipient of three awards at the Lady Tigers’ annual postseason banquet … Claimed the Sue Gunter Courage award, the Kisha James Outstanding Teammate honor and the Cornelia Gayden Outstanding Attitude award … The Kisha James award is chosen by the players … Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09)
LSU’s first player off the bench who led the Lady Tigers in 3-point shooting … Was 34-of-84 (.405) from beyond the arc … That percentage ranked as the eighth highest in single season school history … Played in all 30 games with three starts … Averaged 4.7 points and 14.8 minutes per game … Opened her LSU career with 10 points against #16/14 Notre Dame on Nov. 16 … Was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the loss to the Irish and played 16 minutes … Poured in 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting at Centenary on Dec. 20 … Finished 4-of-9 from 3-point range against the Ladies … Scored LSU’s last 12 points of the first half at Centenary with three consecutive 3-pointers in the final 2:42 … Made her first career start at Kentucky on Jan. 25 … Scored 15 points and buried critical back-to-back 3-pointers in the final six minutes against the Wildcats that put LSU in front … Played a season-high 39 minutes at UK and was the starting point guard … Came off the bench and scored a career-high 23 points — all in the second half — in only 22 minutes at Mississippi State on Feb. 8 … Nearly brought LSU back from a 22-point deficit against the Lady Bulldogs while firing in 5-of-7 3-pointers in the second half … Finished 8-of-10 from the field overall and scored 13 points during a four-minute span to close the game … The 23 points were the most by an LSU player in a half since Elaine Powell scored 27 points in a loss to SMU on Jan. 10, 1996 … Also grabbed a career-high five rebounds against MSU … Knocked down two 3-pointers during a 14-0 run that paced LSU past #9/11 Florida on Feb. 15 … Finished with eight points in 15 minutes against the Gators … Had two 3-pointers in back-to-back possessions and finished with six points against #18/23 Tennessee on Feb. 26 … Scored five points apiece in SEC Tournament games against Mississippi State and #22 Vanderbilt on March 6 and 7, respectively.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
One of the top junior college shooters in America … Transferred to LSU from Okaloosa-Walton Community College … Earned All-Panhandle Conference honors and was a member of the all-conference honor roll … Averaged eight points as a freshman and nine points as a sophomore and played with several other Division I transfers … Shot 37 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 86 percent from the free-throw line for OWCC … Coached by Brittney Ezell.

HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped for four years at Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., under head coach Stephanie Brown … A first-team all-area and all-state selection in 2005 and 2006 at the guard position …As a senior, averaged 17 points, five assists, six rebounds and three steals per game …Finished second all-time in school history in scoring average with over 1,000 points and 301 assists … Earned three letters in track and field as a triple jumper and long jumper and was named all-district in 2005.

PERSONAL
Full name is Andrea Denice Kelly … Goes by Nicci … Born on April 16, 1988, on Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines … Daughter of YuChong Kelly … Has one sibling, Draan … Chose to attend LSU because of “the rich winning tradition of the program and the great academic opportunities” … Active in the community and in mission trips through her church … Visited Costa Rica on a mission trip following the 2008-09 season … Majoring in biology.

KELLY CAREER HIGHS
Points 23 at Mississippi State; Feb. 8, 2009
Rebounds 5 at Mississippi State; Feb. 8, 2009
Field Goals 8 at Mississippi State; Feb. 8, 2009
FG Attempts 12 at Kentucky; Jan. 25, 2009
3-Pt Field Goals 5 at Kentucky; Jan. 25, 2009
 5 at Mississippi State; Feb. 8, 2009
3-Pt FG Attempts 12 at Kentucky; Jan. 25, 2009
Free Throws 6 vs. #16/14 Notre Dame; Nov. 16, 2008
FT Attempts 6 vs. #16/14 Notre Dame; Nov. 16, 2008
Assists 2 at Centenary; Dec. 20, 2008
 2 vs. Tulane; Nov. 24, 2008
Steals 1 three times
Blocks 1 vs. Mississippi State; March 6, 2009 (SEC)
Minutes 39 at Kentucky; Jan. 25, 2009

 

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