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Fri., April 19, 2013, 11:49 a.m.

Olynyk declaring for NBA Draft

Kelly Olynyk led the way for the Gonzaga big men, finishing with 14 points – highlighted by this razzle-dazzle dunk – and seven rebounds. (Colin Mulvany)
Kelly Olynyk led the way for the Gonzaga big men, finishing with 14 points – highlighted by this razzle-dazzle dunk – and seven rebounds. (Colin Mulvany)

Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk has decided to bypass his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft, The Spokesman-Review has learned.

Olynyk, who turned 22 on Friday, averaged 17.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 blocks as a junior. He made 63 percent of his field-goal attempts and 77.6 percent of his free throws.

The 7-foot forward from Kamloops, B.C., was a consensus All-American and an academic All-American.

UPDATE: GU release on Olynyk.




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Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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