Atlanta (GA) Pace Academy /
Last Updated: Oct. 25, 2017
Previous Rankings: 3-star (#15 PF) > NR SF by Scout; 4-star/92 (#17 SF/#72 overall > #16/#68 > #14/#58) by 247Sports; 4-star by Georgia Hoops
Rankings at the time of commitment: 3-star (0.8530) by 247Sports Composite (#70 SF/#297/#15 in GA); 3-star by Rivals & 24/7, NR by Scout & ESPN
While Kelly was hampered by an ankle injury at UW's recent advanced camp, he stayed in Madison for an unofficial visit and wound up the surprise recipient of the staff's first post-camp scholarship offer. His Wisconsin connection is through Diamond Stone's former AAU coach of all people.
Obviously still a bit raw, Kelly appears more crafty than athletic and already a good passer. I don't foresee any problem getting his frame ready for the next level though.
Kelly had a pretty good run in the spring at the Under Armour AAU circuit with Atlanta XPress 15U after a dominant freshman year in Augusta. He also attended the Pangos All-American Camp. He will transfer to Atlanta's Pace Academy for his sophomore season ($). Lamont Paris is his lead recruiter. While he's high on Wisconsin now, Kelly is getting interest from Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Marquette, Maryland, South Carolina, UCLA and others. Kelly had an early offer from Xavier as well.
09.27: 2018 SF Isaiah Kelly Talks Yale Commitment (NY2LA Sports)
05.14: Corey Evans' Friday night #Gibbons Notebook: Isaiah Kelly Shines (Hoop Seen)
10.13: Fall Preview Spotlight: Isaiah Kelly (Hoop Seen)
10.12: Isaiah Kelly has seen Wisconsin and is visiting Xavier this weekend (Scout)
06.30: Badgers Make 2018 Offer (247 Sports)
04.15: Xavier offers 2018 SF Isaiah Kelly (Banners on the Parkway)
02.18: Augusta Christian splits in home finale (Augusta Chronicle)
12.07: Columbia County players getting statewide recognition (News-Times)
Highlights: Isaiah Kelly One of the Best Bigmen in Georgia (03.05.15)
Highlights: Augusta Christian varsity basketball (02.24.15)
Highlights: Isaiah Kelly is one of the best forwards in Class of 2018 (10.01.14)
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