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Former Duke forward Ryan Kelly gets engaged to daughter of Bill Cowher

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Ryan Kelly already was assured plenty of lifelong memories from 2013 but now he's made it one of the best years of his life no matter what is to come.

The former Duke forward used his Twitter account Thursday night to announce his engagement to longtime girlfriend Lindsay Cowher, the daughter of former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher.

There already was the memorable game in early March in when Kelly returned to the Duke lineup after missing nearly two months because of injury to score 36 points in a win over Miami. Kelly drained seven of nine 3-pointers that day and seemed unstoppable.

Kelly was part of another Duke run to the Elite Eight where the Blue Devils lost to eventual national champion Louisville, capping his final season playing for coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Kelly will also get his shot at playing in the NBA later this year. He is expected to be a second-round pick in next month's NBA draft. Whether he's drafted or not, the 7-footer will get his chance to make a NBA club in summer league and training camp in the fall.

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