From Georgia to Georgia, the Augusta native is heading to Georgia in Eastern Europe to play for BC Rustavi 1991, the reigning champions in the Georgia Superliga. Christian Keeling will be playing his second season in professional basketball after an impressive spell with Glasgow Rocks in the United Kingdom last season.
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Christian Keeling arrived at the University of North Carolina as a Graduate Transfer from Charleston Southern and played in Chapel Hill for one year. In 33 games, Keeling averaged 6.42 PPG in 19.2 MPG.
Keeling is a scoring guard and he showed this in his time at Charleston Southern averaging 17.9 PPG through his first three years in South Carolina. Therefore, in his first season as a professional player, it was no surprise when Keeling was one of the top scorers in the British Basketball League playing for the Glasgow Rocks.
Keeling was putting up big numbers last season, including a game against Manchester Giants he scored 26 points in the win. Keeling led his team in PPG, APG and MPG. Keeling was in the Top 5 for PPG in the British Basketball League.
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Keeling’s second stop in professional basketball will be in the top-tier of Georgian basketball. Georgia’s population is 4 million people, while Keeling’s home state of Georgia is 10 million, so it’s going to be a little different to what he’s used to.
BC Rustavi 1991 are the reigning champions of the Georgian Superliga and are currently one championship away from tying the record for most titles (6).
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