Athlete Spotlight: Keyth Key

The Bridgewater State Men’s Basketball team has begun their MASCAC Conference play in January as they have garnered a couple of wins against Framingham State both at home and on the road. The team is 2-3 in Conference games and 4-12 overall record. In February, the Bears will be looking to turn things around as they fight for a spot in the MASCAC Men’s Basketball Tournament. One player who is poised to help turn things around is sophomore forward Keyth Key.  

Key is playing in his first season with the Bears as this is his first year of eligibility due to the season being canceled due to COVID. Playing basketball since he was a young child, he said,

“I started playing basketball when I was young, like around age 3 or 4, which is when I started most sports, basketball is in my blood.”

As of January 29th, Key has played and started in 13 games this season, averaging 11.1 points per game (3rd highest on the team), and 41.8% shooting percentage. He also has 5.7 rebounds per game (2nd highest on the team). Key also has 15 steals and 8 blocks in the season so far. 

Key’s goal for the season was to get the team back together with a goal of a MASCAC Championship game.

He also said on the season, “I feel like we are a turning point, but we can’t seem to just get it right. We’re a young team minus a couple of older athletes and graduate students, but we’re young so it’s tough for us to get in the mold. We’re coming back into the atmosphere for the people who are older than us and we’re just learning college ball.” Key also says that he feels that the team is getting better each day in practice. 

Winning the MASCAC Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week award twice this season in which he said, “The solo awards means a lot to me, but they mean nothing when I can’t contribute to the team winning. I achieve them, I celebrate them, but ultimately my goal is to get my team into the MASCAC Championship and win.”  

Key expects the team to blow up either this year or next year as we will see in the coming weeks leading up to the Men’s Basketball tournament.  

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