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Catalog Number 2009.030.099
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Rich Kelley of Woodside High School. who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 16, 1990. Plaque includes image of Kelley and a brief biography: "Tennis was Rich Kelley's sport when he entered Woodside High School as a 6-foot-5 freshman. But it didn't take long for him to discover basketball and become a standout high school cager. / After graduating from Woodside in 1971, Kelley entered Stanford University where he averaged 18.1 points per game as a freshman. His senior year he boosted that average to around 20 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.
By the time he left Stanford, he was a 7-footer and a top NBA prospect. The New Orleans Jazz took Kelley as their seventh pick of the first round making him the highest-ever NBA draft pick from the peninsula. / In 1978-1979, he averaged 15.7 points and 12.8 rebounds per game for the Jazz. / In 1980, Kelley was traded to New Jersey and later went to the Phoenix Suns. In the 1982-1983 season he went to Denver where he stayed for four years. He concluded his career with Utah and then the Sacramento Kings in 1986."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Rich Kelley Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 16, 1990
Inscription Text "*All our products are / custom manufactured of the / highest quality materials / Alpine / Awards / Inc. / Foster City..." (black green and gold square sticker, back top center, slightly peeling and attatched diagonally)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Woodside
Woodside High School
Basketball
Kelley, Rich
Subjects Sports
Awards
Athletes
Basketball
Basketball players
People Kelley, Rich