Outstanding student-athlete who will plays two sports – football and basketball – at A&T…Injuries hampered him during the football season, but he came on strong late during the 2013-14 season…His athleticism helped him become a strong defender and injuries helped him earn a starting spot late in the season…Earned the team’s hustle award at the 2014 A&T All-Sports Banquet… Played well in the Dominican Republic during exhibition games held in August of 2013…Played in the Class 2AA North Carolina football championship game in 2011 and led the Kinston Vikings basketball to the Class 2A title in 2013…On the basketball court, he has great athleticism and can attack the basket with intensity.
2013-14 Season: Played in 25 games with six starts, all coming over the last six games of the season…Played a football game against N.C. Central on Nov. 23 and then got on a plane and played at Georgia Tech in a men’s basketball game the next night…Averaged 2.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and had seven steals…Shot .396 from the floor, .250 from 3-point range and was 11-for-24 from the line…Played 267 minutes during the season, 154 of those minutes came over the last six games of the season…Made his first career start and played a season-high 38 minutes at S.C. State on Feb. 17…Scored seven points, had four rebounds and a steal and blocked shot in the loss…Scored 10 points on 5-for-8 shooting and grabbed five rebounds, four offensive, in a loss to Savannah State on March 1…Had a season-high nine rebounds in a MEAC tournament loss to Howard on March 11.
High School: Made 39 receptions for 646 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior…Led the Kinston Vikings to a 7-5 record. He was an All-Class 2AA Eastern Plains conference selection…Was named to the North Carolina Associated Press All-State team…Named Offensive Player of the Year by the Kinston Free Press…As a junior, Made 20 catches for 242 yards and nine touchdowns…Led Kinston to the 2011 Class 2AA football championship game…Was also an outstanding basketball player in high school…Won Charlie Adams MVP honors in the Class 2A championship after scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds in the victory. ..Was a member of the National Honor Society...Named the school's Male Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Full name is Denzel Keyes...He is the son of Angelo and Vanessa Keyes...Was born on May 5, 1995...Majors in chemistry.