Olynyk named first team All-American by Sporting News

Olynyk named first team All-American by Sporting News

Olynyk named first team All-American by Sporting News

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by Gonzaga Athletics

KREM.com

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 5:02 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gonzaga University center Kelly Olynyk has been named to the Sporting News College Basketball All-America first team.

The native of Kamloops, British Columbia, is averaging 17.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 1.2 blocks/game. The Bulldogs take a 31-2 record and No. 1 national ranking into the NCAA Tournament, where the Bulldogs hope to receive their first No. 1 seed when the brackets are announced this Sunday.
 
Olynyk was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year and is currently a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy as the outstanding player in collegiate basketball.
 
According to the Sporting News, Olynyk has a 126.1 offensive efficiency rating.
 
Sporting News’ College Basketball awards are decided on by the Sporting News editorial staff in consultation with coaches and scouts around the country. 
 
SPORTING NEWS ALL-AMERICANS
 
FIRST TEAM
Trey Burke, PG, Michigan
Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana
Otto Porter, SF, Georgetown
Marcus Smart, PG, Oklahoma State
Kelly Olynyk, C, Gonzaga
 
SECOND TEAM
Doug McDermott, PF, Creighton
Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA
Deshaun Thomas, SF, Ohio State
Jeff Withey, C, Kansas
Seth Curry, SG, Duke
 
THIRD TEAM
Shane Larkin, PG, Miami
Cody Zeller, C, Indiana
Russ Smith, SG, Louisville
Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas
Allen Crabbe, SF, Cal
 
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Marcus Smart, PG, Oklahoma State
 
ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Marcus Smart, PG, Oklahoma State
Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA
Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas
Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky
Anthony Bennett, PF, UNLV

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