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    Post by Coach Clement on Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:23 am

    I'm not sure if you have been hearing about Kelly Olynyk this year. He is on fire!

    After redshirting last year he has come back incredibly improved! He recently had 33 pts and 10 rebs vs. Santa Clara. He is now projected as an NBA pick, possible Conference Player of Year and much more. He is averaging 16.4 pts per game and Gonzaga is ranked #10 in the NCAA (also featuring Canadian Kevin Pangos as a key component).

    See this from Draft express #10 ranked Junior in the NCAA and #38 pick overall. But his stock is still rising. If he continues at his current rate he could be a possible lottery pick in 2014 according to many!

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Kelly-Olynyk-19790/stats/


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    Post by petro on Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:00 am

    He has completely transformed his body. He shed weight/body fat... muscled up... strengthend up... and improved his quicks and stamina... but his "ups" are still pretty limited.

    I watched the game against Pepperdine... he was the glue and won that for them. Not a good game for the Zags at all.

    Pangos is really struggling and he better find a way to elevate his game now that other teams are focused in on him... gotta find a counter.

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    Post by Coach Clement on Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:09 pm

    Don't forget he spent a great deal of his early basketball as a guard and is an outstanding shooter.

    In terms of his ability to get off the floor that is difficult to improve in any significant manner! I think he has head screwed on pretty good after going through what he has in having to raise his level.

    Obviously there is a strong work ethic there also he has grown so much in terms of his height and had to adjust to the changes in his body. He has gone from a PG to a C in a relatively short span!


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    Post by Coach Clement on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:33 pm

    Another great piece on Kelly:

    ports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab-the-dagger/gonzaga-kelly-olynyk-savors-sudden-rise-years-hard-090022514--ncaab.html

    He really is an amazing story!


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    Post by dak1 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:45 pm

    Kelly Olynyk has been playing extremely well. After being suspended for the first three games, he has been getting more minutes and contributing more with each game. His skill set is quite impressive for a 7 footer. The commentators of the Gonzaga games can't stop talking about him! He is a coach's son - his father coached at U of T in the 90s.

    Pangos is not scoring as consistently as he was last year, but he is playing the most minutes on the number 10 ranked team in the NCAA! With the way the Kelly is playing, there is no need for Pangos to score. He is running the team.

    David Stockton has also been playing well for the Zags this year (yes, he is John's son).

    One thing is for sure, Gonzaga has been really fun to watch this year!
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    Post by Coach Clement on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:02 am

    Yet another big game for Kelly Olynyk as he notched 31 and fellow Canadian Kevin Pangos had 22 as the Zags bested St. Mary's 83-78 yesterday.

    Gonzaga is now 16-1 and Top Ten in a number of polls.


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    Post by Coach Clement on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:39 am

    Another honour : WCC player of the month.

    http://www.wccsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/011013aab.html


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    Post by petro on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:35 pm

    A quick highlight reel courtesy of espn

    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=330102250
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    Post by dak1 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:45 pm

    100% shooting in last game!!
    9 for 9 from the field and 8 for 8 from the line

    Selfishly, I would love to see him stick around at Gonzaga for another year, but that is looking less and less likely.

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