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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)

Olynyk declaring for NBA Draft

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...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013

Olynyk receives academic honor

Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk has been named the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s basketball as well as being named to the Scholar-Athlete Team. More here.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk tries to score as Southern’s Brandon Moore, right, elevates to defend. (Colin Mulvany)

More honors for Olynyk

Kelly Olynyk joined select company when he was named Associated Press first-team All-American on Monday. Dan Dickau and Adam Morrison are the only other Zags to be AP first-teamers. Olynyk also made the Wooden Award All-American team (10 players) later Monday. He's the fifth Bulldog...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013

Olynyk, Few honored

Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk has been named District IX player of the year and Mark Few was named coach of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Olynyk is the fourth Zag to receive the award, joining Dan Dickau (2002), Blake Stepp (2004)...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013

Olynyk finalist for Wooden Award

Heading over to the Orleans Arena for the GU women's semifinal against BYU at noon, but a little news to pass on first. Gonzaga junior Kelly Olynyk is one of 15 finalists for the Wooden Award. Olynyk, who averaged 17.7 points and 7 rebounds, was...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013

Zags receive All-WCC honors

Gonzaga was well represented when the WCC announced its all-conference awards on Tuesday. Kelly Olynyk was voted player of the year, Mike Hart defensive player of the year and Mark Few coach of the year. Olynyk, Elias Harrs and Kevin Pangos were named to the...

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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)

Olynyk honored as WCC player of year

Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk has been named WCC player of the year, the conference announced Tuesday. Olynyk, who is averaging 19.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in conference, becomes the 11th Gonzaga player to be selected WCC player of the year. Mark Few was named...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013

Olynyk on Robertson Trophy watch list

Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk is one of 12 players on the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch list, announced Thursday by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Ex-Zag Adam Morrison and J.J. Redick shared the award in 2006. More here and more below.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012

Olynyk makes sudden impact

Kelly Olynyk hadn't played in an official game for nearly 20 months, but the 7-foot junior shook off the rust quickly and helped Gonzaga win the Old Spice Classic. More on Olynyk's return and an update on ex-Zag Ryan Spangler here. The Old Spice crown...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012

Olynyk will miss first three games

Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk will not be allowed to participate in the Bulldogs' first three regular-season games as a result of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, the school announced Saturday. Olynyk, who sat out Kraziness in the Kennel last Saturday and...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012

Gary Bell Jr., left and Gerard Coleman battle for control of the ball. (Colin Mulvany)

Day after Kraziness

Back with a day-after post from Saturday's Kraziness in the Kennel . Yes, I forgot to post my article on the blog last night, but I did remember to tweet it. I tweeted 11 times during the event, and probably tweet more than that during...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

More on Gonzaga's scheduled redshirts

As mentioned here before, Gonzaga plans on redshirting junior Kelly Olynyk and true freshmen Kyle Dranginis and Chris Sarbaugh. I caught up with Olynyk and Dranginis as well as assistant coach Tommy Lloyd to put together this article that will run in Friday's S-R.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2011

GU roundup

Several GU items of interest. Bulldogs forward Kelly Olynyk scored in double figures twice this week for Canada at the FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina. Here's a link to Olynyk's stats throughout the tournament. He's fifth in scoring and third in rebounding for Canada, which...

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Sacre, Olynyk with Canadian national teams

Gonzaga's Robert Sacre and incoming recruit Kelly Olynyk are playing summer basketball on Canadian national teams. More on Sacre and the senior national team here and more on Olynyk, MVP of a tournament in France, and the U19 team here. Incoming recruit Manny Arop is...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2009

All things Olynyk 

Waiting for return calls from Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett and Gaels center Omar Samhan, so we'll post more information on Kelly Olynyk, the 6-10 Canadian who committed to Gonzaga.Read on.

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MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2009

Washington State’s Caleb Forrest draws a foul from GU’s Robert Sacre.  (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga notes

Back with a notebook from media day this afternoon, but the first half of it centers on Kelly Olynyk's verbal commitment to Gonzaga. Read below for an unedited version of the article that will run in Tuesday's S-R.

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