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Union men’s basketball adds Kelley to 2009-10 roster

Daniel Kelley

JACKSON, Tenn. - 7/31/2009 - The Union University men’s basketball team has added Daniel Kelley of Nashville, Tenn. to the roster for this coming fall. Kelley will enter Union as a freshman, receiving the Union Presidential Scholarship, and will major in Biology.

Kelley, a 6-foot-3, 190 lb. shooting guard, played high school basketball for Nashville Central Christian where he averaged 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He also played four years of soccer during high school. Kelley was named co-captain in both his junior and senior seasons, while also being named All-American and selected as an All-Star. He was named All-Tournament on four occasions including MVP of the Chick-Fil-A Classic. In his four years of high school, Kelley scored 1,488 points, grabbed 517 rebounds and recorded 309 assists. In his career, he shot 52 percent from the field, 40 percent from behind the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line.

Union head coach David Niven says, “I am so excited about the opportunity to coach Daniel for the next four years. He represents everything we look for in a student-athlete at Union. He is a smart kid that will certainly develop into one of our team leaders during his career. Daniel has worked extremely hard on and off the floor during high school. He comes to Union physically mature and with an extremely quick shot. I expect Daniel will make an immediate impact on our program.”

Off the court, Kelley earned the Presidential Scholarship at Union University. He is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, was named Outstanding Senior and was vice president of the Latin Club.

Kelley is the son of Tim and Melissa Kelley and is a member of Grace Community Church.

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