Kelly Olynyk Celebrity Life
Kelly Tyler Olynyk is a professional player of basketball from Canada. He currently plays for the team of Miami Heat of NBA. During his college days, he played for Gonzaga Bulldogs in which he earned the honors of NCAA All-American in the year 2013. In his final year of college, he got selected by Dallas Mavericks in the year 2013 draft of NBA as the 13th pick. He was then traded to Boston Celtics. He also plays for the national team of Canada.
Kelly was born on 19th April 1991 in Toronto. He started with his game of basketball at a very young age. Kelly and Cory Joseph both were on the team of Scarborough Blues which has the record of rarely losing in any game from 1990 to early 2000s. Kelly moved to British Columbia where he was in 7th grade.
High School Career
Kelly didn’t go to prep school or high school in the U.S. He attended South Kamloops Secondary School for exposing himself to the competition of the U.S. He did this for exposing himself to the basketball coaches of the U.S. by competing at the AAU and also non-AAU games in the U.S. He even played in the national junior team of Canada.
He was proficient in the position of point guard and continued to play in the same position even after reaching a height of 6 feet and 3 inches.
He was recruited heavily by the likes of Providence, Syracuse, and the State of North Carolina. But, he selected Gonzaga so that he can play while staying close to home. In his 12th grade year, he was named the Basketball BC best player of high school after leading South Kamloops Titans by a score of 36-2.
He also helped the team to finish in the third position at BC AAA Boys Basketball Championship. When he was in high school, Kelly also played as a quarterback for the team of Titans when he broke his arm in the year 2007 during a game of playoff.
Kelly started playing college basketball at Gonzaga from the year 2009 till 2013. During his freshman years, he was mostly bench player for the team of Bulldogs and also during his second year of college. He had an average of twelve to thirteen minutes in every game. For improving his game and also for learning new skills, he agreed to only practice with the team and not play any games.
He came back to the lineup of Bulldogs in the season of 2012-2013 where he had an outstanding season. He got selected as Consensus First Team All American in addition to Academic All America in the season of 2013-2013.
In the draft of NBA of the year 2013, Kelly got selected as the 13th pick by the Dallas Mavericks. He was then traded to Boston Celtics. He signed his rookie scale contract with the team of Boston on 7th July 2013. On 15th December 2014, he scored one career-high of 30 points in a win of 105-87 against Philadelphia 76ers. On 7th of July 2017, Kelly signed a contract of 4 years amounting to $50 million with the team of Miami Heat. In his debut match, he scored a total of ten points in a loss of 116-119 against Orlando Magic.
His father, Ken Olynyk, was the head men’s coach of basketball at the Toronto University from the year 1989 till 2002. His mother, Arlene Olynyk, was a women’s basketball referee at Canadian Inter-University Sport. Kelly has 2 sisters, Maya and Jesse. He belongs to a family of Ukrainian origin.
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