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Kelly Olynyk: PF/C with PG/QB experience.
The Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes wrote a great story profiling the Celtics first round draft pick in this morning's paper. Here are a few of the highlights:
Olynyk graduated from Gonzaga in just 3.5 years with a degree in accounting, and is only 2 semesters away from getting his MBA.
At age 7 he decided that he would play in the NBA; his backup plan was farming.
He grew up in Toronto, and played for the Canadian junior national team.
Olynyk chose to redshirt after his sophomore season, something very rarely done. He credits much of his success to this; giving him time to work out and train without worrying about stats.
Last season he finished third in the nation in field goal percentage, shooting 62.9%.
In high school Olynyk played point guard (before growing from 6'3" to 6'10" in one year) as well as quarterback on the football team.
On draft day Danny Ainge said "I don’t see Kelly as a go-to guy in the...
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