Christian Keeling signs to play professionally in Finland

Christian Keeling is making his way across Europe since entering professional basketball. Keeling first signed for Glasgow Rocks in Scotland, followed by most recently for BC Rustavi in Georgia and his next chapter will be in Finland for Kataja Basket.

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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 led his team in PPG, APG and MPG. Keeling was in the Top 5 for PPG in the British Basketball League.

He travelled from ‘Georgia to Georgia’ for the 2021/22 season signing for BC Rustavi, one of the most decorated teams in Georgian Basketball. Keeling averaged 16.2 PPG in 22 games for BC Rustavi and finished with a 9-11 record.

Keeling’s next move will be for Kataja Basket in the Korisliiga in Finland, where his former teammate and fellow graduate transfer Justin Pierce has been playing for the past two seasons.

“I definitely talked to Justin, he’s been there for two years. It’s exciting and I’m ready to work!”

Christian Keeling speaking to Tar Heel International about his move to Finland.

Keeling will also be playing in the FIBA Europe Cup this season, the highest level knockout competition he has played in professionally.

GLASGOW ROCKS (SCOTLAND)2020/2134.117.22.895.1
BC RUSTAVI (GEORGIA)2021/2233.616.23.55.8
Statistics are up to date as of July 21st (source: and

Tar Heel International will be keeping you up-to-date with how Christian is doing in Finland over the next season.

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