SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Gonzaga University junior center Kelly Olynyk has been named the West Coast Conference Player of the Month for December, WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich announced.
The native of Kamloops, British Columbia, played in all seven games for the month, starting five. He averaged 18.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg, went 51-for-72 from the field for 70.8 percent and 23-for-27 from the line for 85.2 percent.
Olynyk scored a then-career-high 22 points at Washington State University in a 71-69 win, all 22 points coming in the second half while going 10-for-12 from the field in the second half after a 0-for-2 first half. He also scored 20 points in a win against Kansas State University in the Battle in Seattle, going 10-for-13 from the field.
He scored 12 points against Campbell and grabbed 6 rebounds in only 17 minutes while going 10-for-10 from the free throw line against the Fighting Camels, the 23rd time in GU history a player has gone at least 10-for-10 from the line.
Olynyk, who was also named the WCC Player of the Week this past week, went 9-for-12 from the field and scored 21 points against Baylor University, capped the month by going 7-12 from the field and 7-8 from the line for 21 points with 9 rebounds in a win at Oklahoma State University as No. 10/10 Gonzaga defeated the No. 22/21 Cowboys. He moved as high as No. 2 in the country in field goal percentage during the month.