2019 - 2020 TEXAS
GIRLS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DEJA
KELLY
GUARD
DUNCANVILLE HS
DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-9
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
23.5
POINTS PER GAME
5.5
REBOUNDS PER GAME
4.1
STEALS PER GAME
3,084
CAREER POINTS
“Deja Kelly is a leader on the court who always gets her teammates involved. Offensively she can change the game, she has great vision and great court awareness. She has a nice dribble pull-up jumper and can also be a defensive threat.”
Kelly Dansby
Head Coach - Head coach of Richardson High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-9 senior guard had led the Pantherettes to a 38-3 record and a berth in the Class 6A state tournament semifinals at the time of her selection. Kelly averaged 23.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 2.9 assists thru 41 games. A McDonald’s All-American Game selection, Kelly is ranked as the nation’s No. 17 recruit in the Class of 2020 by ESPN.com. She entered the state semifinals with 3,084 points in her prep basketball career.

Academic Achievement


Kelly has maintained a 3.37 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship at the University of North Carolina this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of Duncanville High’s Student Ambassador program, Kelly has volunteered locally as a youth basketball coach, and she has donated her time to multiple community service initiatives through her church.