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.