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SEC Basketball: Ranking the top 20 incoming transfers for the 2024-25 season

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14. Miles Kelly (Auburn)

2023-24 Season at Georgia Tech: 13.9 PPG | 5.5 RPG | 1.8 APG | 36.9 FG% | 32.1 3PT%

Miles Kelly was one of the few bright spots for a struggling Georgia Tech team this past season. He led the team in scoring, averaging nearly 14 points per game, and was Tech's second-best rebounder with 5.5 per game. Kelly was a consistent scorer for the Yellow Jackets, scoring double-digit points in 24 of 32 games, and had a season-high of 36 points in a loss to Louisville. For most of the season, Kelly was leaned on to lead the offense. He took at least 15 shots in 12 games this past year, which greatly impacted his shooting percentages. 

Defensively, Kelly has good length for a guard, and that showed on the boards. He had four games last year with ten or more rebounds, grabbing 12 in an early season win over Mississippi State. 

At Auburn Kelly won’t be relied upon nearly as much offensively. He has the skills to be a solid scorer in the SEC, but most likely won’t lead the team with a much more talented Auburn roster carrying the bulk of the offensive load. Kelly should still be an important offensive piece for Bruce Pearl and Auburn but at more efficient numbers. 

What puts Kelly ahead of some other transfers with better stats is his experience. In his three years at Georgia Tech, Kelly played nearly 100 games, most of those games were against some of the top teams in college basketball which should leave him prepared to take on a deep SEC schedule.