One of three seniors on the squad, Forehan-Kelly provides veteran leadership for the Bears … can play either shooting guard or small forward … a former walk-on who earned a scholarship before the start of the 2000-01 season … one of the top three-point threats in the Pac-10 … his career three-point rate of 42.5 percent ranks second all-time at Cal … started 32 games during his career … plays with a high level of intensity and aggressiveness … received Cal's Top Defensive Player Award the last two seasons … an intelligent player who rarely turns the ball over and had a better than 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio last season … earned first team Pac-10 All-Academic honors as a junior.
As a Junior in 2000-01: Forehan-Kelly started 21 consecutive games from Dec. 2 through Feb. 17 … ranked seventh in the Pac-10 in three-point shooting (41.8%) … also finished among the league leaders in steals (10th, 1.22 spg) … started the year by scoring 10 points vs. Mississippi State and a team-high 13 points at Texas in the Preseason NIT … over his first four games, shot 11-for-20 from the floor (55.0%) and 7-for-13 from three-point range (53.8%) … tallied 16 points against Albany Dec. 11 … had a good all-around game vs. Coppin State with 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals … scored 17 points against Yale, making 5-of-6 three-point attempts … opened Pac-10 play with a 16-point effort at Arizona (6-9 FG, 4-6 3P) … scored only four points at Arizona State Jan. 6, but had four rebounds and four steals against the Sun Devils … played a key role in Cal's win over South Florida with 11 points, five rebounds and three assists … paced Cal in scoring in the Bears' 92-63 victory over UCLA with 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3P) … had eight points off the bench at UCLA March 1 ... set a season high with 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-5 3P) against Arizona State March 8 ... had 12 games with at least three assists and 18 games with no turnovers … recipient of Cal's Top Defensive Player Award.
As a Sophomore in 1999-00: Forehan-Kelly became a key contributor to Cal's success, starting at the midway point of the season … averaged just 7.2 minutes and scored a total of 12 points through Cal's first 15 games … had a breakout game at Oregon State Jan. 15 when he tallied a team-best 17 points (6-7 FG, 4-5 3P, 1-2 FT) and added four rebounds, two assists and two steals in Corvallis … that performance earned him a place in the starting lineup the next four games … after starting two more games at Washington and Washington State in late February, started the final five games of the year … had 11 points and 6 boards at Arizona State and a career-best 20 points (7-9 FG, 6-8 3P) and 7 rebounds at Arizona ... the 6 three-pointers just missed the school record of seven held by Jason Kidd (1994) and Ryan Drew (1990) … after Jan. 15, averaged 6.0 ppg and 21.4 minutes … suffered a mild shoulder sprain late in Cal's home game against Oregon State and sat out the Feb. 12 Oregon contest … in Cal's home game against USC March 4, made a key four-point play (three-pointer plus foul shot) when the Bears were leading just 67-66 late in the contest … shot an even 50 percent from the floor and a team-high 45.3 percent from three-point range (24-53) … the three-point percentage ranks third on Cal's season chart and was the best for any Cal player since Bill Elleby made 46.4 percent of his long-range attempts in 1992 … was even more accurate in Pac-10 games, making 55.2 percent from the floor and 51.4 percent from three-point land (19-37).
As a Freshman in 1998-99: Saw action in 10 games during the year … his biggest moment came in Cal's 78-73 win over Arizona State Feb. 27 when he came off the bench and sank two free throws with just 22.7 seconds left and the Bears clinging to a 70-68 lead … played one minute in Cal's NIT semifinal victory over Oregon.
High School: Forehan-Kelly earned first team all-league honors as a senior at Santa Margarita HS … helped team to the Division II state title in 1998 … also won the team's Interscholastic Award … as a junior, voted second team all-league … played both football and baseball his freshman year.
Personal: Ryan Michael Forehan-Kelly … born Jan. 14, 1980 in Long Beach, CA … parents are Michael Kelly and Lissa Forehan … one of three former walk-ons under head coach Ben Braun to earn a scholarship, joining Robbie Jones and Morgan Lingle … younger brother, Tashaan, is a freshman walk-on this season … considered attending USC, UC Riverside and Cal Poly Pomona before enrolling at Cal … social welfare major.