2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Kelly Olynyk





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2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Kelly Olynyk


Position: Center

Size: 7-0, 234

School: Gonzaga, Junior


Strengths:
  • Good skill set as a post threat
  • Footwork on the block
  • Variety of moves with his back-to-the-basket game
  • Very efficient scorer
  • Great touch around the rim
  • Range out to the 3-point line
  • Face up threat
  • Handles the ball well for his size
  • Can drive past slower defenders




  • Weaknesses:
  • Physicality/strength
  • Athleticism
  • Explosiveness at the rim
  • Not a great shot blocker or defender
  • Toughness on the glass


  • Summary: Olynyk went from an unknown redshirt to one of the most skilled big men in college basketball this past season for Gonzaga. As a result, he emerged as a legitimate lottery prospect due to his size and skill for a seven-footer.

    Player Comparison: Spencer Hawes. Like Hawes, Olynyk is more of a finesse big man than an intimidating physical presence. They can both score in a variety of ways including stepping out and knocking down jumpers. Hawes is better suited as a role player and like Olynyk doesn't bring a whole lot to the table defensively.







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    2013 NBA Mock Draft


    2014 NBA Mock Draft


    2013 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings


    2013 NBA Draft Scouting Reports








    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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