Keith Appling biography: 13 things about ex-Orlando Magic player from Detroit, Michigan

Keith Appling (©Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office)

Keith Appling is an African-American man from Michigan, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is Tottie Collins‘ son. (a)
  2. He lives in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. (a)
  3. He is 6’1″ tall. His registered weight is 185 lbs. (a)
  4. In 2010, he graduated from John J. Pershing High School in Detroit. On March 22, 2010, he won the Mr. Basketball award in Detroit. (a)
  5. From 2010 to 2014, he attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan where he studied sociology and played basketball. (a) (b) (c)
  6. He was undrafted in the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft. In September 2014, he, Jabari Brown, Roscoe Smith and Jeremy Tyler to the Los Angeles Lakers‘ training camp roster. (c)
  7. On March 7, 2015, he was traded to the Orlando Magic‘s NBA D-League team Erie BayHawks in exchange for the returning player rights to Cleveland Melvin. (d)
  8. On January 18, 2016, he signed a 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic and made his NBA debut. He signed a second 10-day contract with the team on January 29, 2016 and he was acquired by the Erie BayHawks on February 8, 2016. The Bayhawks was renamed the Lakeland Magic in 2017. In May 2016, a handgun was found under the driver’s seat of the car he was in and he was was arrested outside a strip club in Dearborn, Wayne County. In June 2016, he was arrested for gun possession. On August 28, 2016, Detroit Police Department officers stopped him on a traffic violation in the area of 7 Mile in Detroit. (e) (f)
  9. On July 3, 2017, he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and resisting and obstructing a police officer. He was sentenced to one year in county jail and four years of probation. (f)
  10. On July 13, 2018, he signed with Cañeros del Este, a professional basketball team based in La Romana, Dominican Republic. On October 21, 2018, he made his debut in the Mexican professional basketball team Abejas de León. (g) (h)
  11. In January 2019, he played for the Asociación Deportiva Atenas, a sports club based in Córdoba, Argentina. On March 19, 2019, he signed with the Italian professional basketball team Pallacanestro Piacentina. (i)
  12. In February 12, 2020, he was charged with delivery or manufacture of 19 grams of heroin in a car he was attempting to sell. (j)
  13. He was accused of fatally shooting a man, 66, on Whitcomb Street in Detroit at around 7:00 p.m. on May 22, 2021. He was 29 years old when Michigan State Police arrested him in Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Michigan on May 24, 2021. (k)



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