Boston Celtics sign first round draft pick Kelly OlynykPosted by Inside Hoops
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed 2013 first round draft pick, forward Kelly Olynyk. Since he was a first-rounder, Olynyk was guaranteed to receive a contract, so this signing is standard and was expected.
Olynyk, a 7’0” forward, was a consensus All-American and the West Coast Conference Player of the Year during the 2012-13 season. He averaged 17.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 26.4 minutes per game, while finishing third in the nation in field goal shooting (62.9 percent).
Olynyk, the 13th pick in this year’s draft, is a native of Toronto, Ontario. He helped guide Gonzaga to a 32-3 overall record during the 2012-13 season and was named a top-five finalist for the John R. Wooden Award given to the top player in the nation.
Olynyk’s draft rights were acquired from Dallas on June 27, 2013 in exchange for the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira and two future second round draft picks.