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Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk headed to NBA

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider

Kelly Olynyk will likely become the fifth Zag chosen in the first round in school history. (USATSI)

Gonzaga big man Kelly Olynyk is headed to the NBA.

The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash., broke the news that the 7-foot Canadian, who redshirted a year ago, will bypass his final season and declare for the NBA. Olynyk averaged just 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds as a sophomore, but made a significant jump and put up 17.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the 32-3 Bulldogs this season.

Olynyk was a First Team All-American on many postseason lists, and made the NCAA's Consensus First Team. Gonzaga was eliminated as a No. 1 seed in the Round of 32 this past NCAA tournament, falling to eventual Final Four participant, No. 9 Wichita State.

Several NBA executives told CBSSports.com that Olynyk is a first-rounder and could go in the lottery in June's NBA Draft. Gonzaga has put out four first-round draft picks in its history, John Stockton (1984) the most notable of all.

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