Kelly Olynyk Biography
Kelly Olynyk is a professional Canadian basketball player for the Miami Heat of NBA. During his college days, he played for the Gonzaga Bulldogs team. In 2013, his college team earned the NCAA All-American honors. After his college career, the Dallas Mavericks picked him in the 2013 NBA draft. But he immediately moved to the Boston Celtics.
Kelly Olynyk Early life
Kelly Olynyk was born on April 19, 1991, in Toronto, Canada. He was born to Ken Olynyk and Arlene Olynyk. Olynyk grew up along with his sibling sisters Maya and Jesse Olynyk.
Kelly Olynyk and his family, Source: theprovince.com
Since his childhood, Kelly started playing basketball in his own hometown. At the age of 7, he moved to the Kamloops, British Columbia. He didn’t attend any pre-school or high school for his early education. However, he completed his early education from the South Kamloops Secondary School. Well, he is the graduate of the Gonzaga University.
Kelly Olynyk Career
Olynyk started playing basketball since his childhood in his own hometown. Well, he and his fellow NBA player played for the Cory Joseph during late 1990s and early 2000s. During his school days at South Kamloops, he played along with the school team. He competed in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) as well as non-AAU tournaments in the States. Moreover, he also competed in the Canadian junior national team.
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At the grade 12, Kelly was named as the Basketball BC outstanding high school player of the year. But in 2007, he broke his hand. Later in 2009, Kelly joined the Gonzaga University and continued his basketball career. But he mostly stayed as a bench player during his freshman and sophomore career.
Kelly played all games of the 2012-2013 season. After completing his college career, the Dallas Mavericks drafted him in the 2013 NFL draft but immediately moved to the Boston Celtics.
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Later on July 7, 2013, Kelly signed a rookie contract with the club and was also selected for the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge. Because of his excellent performance in the 2013–14 season, the team named him to the NBA All-Rookie second team. However, on October 29, 2014, he again signed a new contract with the club to play until 2015–16 season. But he missed playing the 2015–16 season as an opener because of being suspended during the 2015 playoffs.
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Furthermore, Kelly again missed first six games of the 2016–17 season due to his shoulder surgery that he did in May 2016. However, he played his first match of the following season on November 9, 2016, and played for just 25 minutes.
After that, Kelly played all the matches of the following season. And also helped his team get the victory against many clubs by scoring good points. Later on July 4, 2017, the club waived him as an unrestricted free agent. On July 7, 2017, Olynyk signed a four-year contract with the Miami Heat for $50 million.
Kelly Olynyk Personal life
The 26 years old, Kelly Olynyk is not married yet. Well, he mostly keeps his personal details out of reach the people. Till now he hasn’t dated any girl in his life. Although he isn’t married and isn’t dating anyone, his sexuality is straight. Talented youngster Olynyk is much more concerned in building up his career. His nationality is Canadian and falls under white ethnic group.
Kelly Olynyk Net worth
Professional basketball player with a great personality, Kelly Olynyk deserves to have a good net worth and salary. Recently on July 7, 2017, he signed a four-year contract with the Miami Heat for $50 million. And according to the data of 2015, his salary is $2.165 million. He is also active on social sites like Instagram 152k with followers, Twitter with 74.1k13,215 followers and Facebook with 13,215 followers.