Harold Keeling

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Harold Keeling
Position: Guard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 189
Nationality: American
Born: September 18, 1963
Birthplace: New Orleans, La.
Draft: 1985 (1st Rd.)
Drafted By: Dallas Mavericks
College: Santa Clara ('85)
NBA Career: 1986
Mavs Tenure: 1986

Harold Keeling (born September 18, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the third round of the 1985 NBA draft.

Keeling attended Santa Clara where his scoring numbers increased in each of his four seasons from 6.2 points per game as a freshman to 19.4 ppg his senior year. He was known for his quickness and set a school record his freshman season, in a game against the University of San Francisco, with seven steals.

He was a three-time All-WCAC selection and left Santa Clara as the school's number two all-time leading scorer behind Kurt Rambis. Keeling was also named to the all-tournament team in the Aloha Classic and has the distinction of being the first player to make the first team yet fail to be an NBA first round selection. He averaged 24.3 ppg in three NIT tournament games his senior season and was honored by the school after his graduation and inducted into the Santa Clara Athletic Hall of Fame.

Drafted 63rd overall in the '85 draft, Keeling's stay with the Mavs, and the NBA in general, didn't last very long as he played in only 20 games before his career ended. During his 20-game stint in Dallas, Keeling logged an average of 3.8 minutes and 2.2 points per game.

He went on to a very successful international career spanning 17 seasons. His biggest successes came between 1994-2002 when he played in the Venezuela professional league. Keeling led his team to two championships, was a five-time all star and the league MVP in 1994.