DETROIT -- Former Oakland basketball standout Kay Felder has signed a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons.
"For a young man who dedicated his life to the game of basketball the only dream bigger then reaching the NBA is playing for your hometown NBA team," said Oakland Men's Basketball Head Coach Greg Kampe. "The Oakland family is ecstatic for Kay for achieving this. We’re always proud of him but now we are just truly happy for Kay and his family."
The Detroit native spent his first NBA season with the Cleveland Cavaliers appearing in 42 games averaging 4.0 points and 1.4 assists per game. He appeared in 14 games for Chicago Bulls this season.
Blessings on blessings, words can’t express the way i feel right now, being able to sign for my hometown team and my high school jersey being retired Tuesday! I can’t do nothing but Thank God and stay prayed up 🤘🏾🙌🏾
— Uncle Kay (@2kayzero) January 15, 2018
The 2016 second round pick was a standout guard for the Golden Grizzlies from 2013-16, earning Associated Press and Sporting News All-American Third Team honors after leading the nation in assists with 9.3 and finished fourth in scoring at 24.4 points per game. He broke the Horizon League single-season record for most Player of the Week honors in the 2015-16 season with seven.
Felder set the Horizon League career (788) and single-season record (324) for assists in 2015-16 and finished his career ranking ninth on Oakland's all-time scoring list with 1,765 points in 101 career games. He also has the program's only two triple-doubles, the first in 2013 at Detroit and the second in 2016 during the semifinals of the Vegas 16 Tournament against East Tennessee State.