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 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 complementary 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.
After his game-winner for an #A10MBB Championship, @KellanGrady_30 told me @NMHbasketball prepared him for crunch time moments and high-level competition. https://t.co/3oI923GoKu pic.twitter.com/APMcNgAKMI
— Corey O'Leary (@CoreyO39) March 13, 2018
While he’s been know to A-10 fans and media since his commitment to McKillop’s ‘Cats, America is about to learn about him soon… exactly a decade from when Steph Curry – a Grady predecessor and the player he tries to emulate – first helped put Davidson on the national radar.
For URI, they’re moving onto the NCAA Tournament, and the good thing about having your Championship tournament on Selection Sunday, the pain of losing only lasts a few hours.