Kahlil Ameer “Kay” Felder Jr. (born March 29, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Felder, a 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) point guard, declared for the 2016 NBA draft at the conclusion of his junior year at Oakland. Felder is the Horizon League career assists leader.
During the 2016 NBA Draft Combine, the 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) Felder tied Pat Connaughton for the second-highest maximum vertical leap recorded in draft combine history at 44 inches. Despite his high marks in the draft combine, Felder was still projected to be a late second round draft pick, with the risk that he would perhaps not get drafted altogether. Felder was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 54th overall pick. He was later traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers on draft night, and in July 2016, he joined the Cavaliers for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On August 6, 2016, he signed a three-year, $2.4 million contract with the Cavaliers. He made his debut for the Cavaliers in their third game of the season on October 29, scoring two points in five minutes off the bench in a 105–99 win over the Orlando Magic. On December 14, with Kyrie Irving resting, Felder scored a season-high 14 in 23 minutes in a 93–85 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. During his rookie season, he has had multiple assignments with the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League. Felder did not play at all in the playoffs, but the Cavaliers made it to the 2017 NBA Finals where they lost to the Golden State Warriors in five games.
Career highlights and awards
Third-team All-American – AP, NABC, SN (2016)
Horizon League Player of the Year (2016)
NCAA season assists leader (2016)
2× First-team All-Horizon League (2015, 2016)
Horizon League Freshman of the Year (2014)
Horizon League career assists leader