Davidson burst bubbles across the nation on Sunday, courtesy of a bid-stealing win against Rhode Island, 58-57, in the Atlantic 10 Championship game.
In an offensively starved contest between two characteristically proficient offensive teams, it was Kellan Grady’s baseline floater with 1:49 to play that proved to be the eventual game-winner.
The Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, Grady is well on his way to establishing himself as the next great Davidson guard — following the recent likes of Stephen Curry and Jack Gibbs – under Bob McKillop.
Named to the A-10 All Tournament Team, Grady scored 17 points on 6-13 shooting in the final and averaged 19.6 per game over the Wildcats three contests in Washington, D.C.
A silky smooth 6-5 guard, Grady possesses unbridled range and a complimentary game off the bounce that grows each night out. Poised and unflappable, Grady changes speeds well and flashes know-how beyond his years. The Boston native is quick to credit his play in the NEPSAC with Northfield Mount Hermon as a catalyst for his early success, both instructionally and via level of competition he faced.