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Angelo Roncalli
04-06-2013, 07:40 AM
INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
KELLY OLYNYK (7’0, Gonzaga, Jr., F/C) Canada
17.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg
Olynyk came back from his redshirt season as the most improved player in the country as he led Gonzaga to a #1-rating in the polls prior to the NCAA Tournament. He was the most efficient player in the country averaging 26.8 points and 11.1 rebounds over a 40-minute span on 65.6% shooting from the field. He went from not being considered an NBA prospect to a likely mid-first round selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.

ALL-INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
1st Team
Anthony Bennett (UNLV, 6’8, Fr., PF) Canada – 16.1 ppg, 8.2 rpg
Matthew Dellavedova (ST. MARY’S, 6’4 Sr., PG) Australia – 15.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 6.4 apg
Gorgui Dieng (LOUISVILLE, 6’11, Jr., C) Senegal – 10.2 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.5 bpg
Arsalan Kazemi (OREGON, 6’7, Sr., F) Iran - 9.4 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.0 spg
Kelly Olynyk (GONZAGA, 7’0, Jr, F/C) Canada – 17.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg

2nd Team
Kevin Pangos (GONZAGA, 6’2, Soph., PG) Canada – 12.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.4 apg
Ryan Broekhoff (VALPARIASO, 6’7, Sr., F) Australia – 15.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg
Brock Motum (WASHINGTON STATE, 6’10, Sr., F) Australia – 18.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg
Elias Harris (GONZAGA, 6’8, Sr., F) Germany – 14.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg
Alex Len (MARYLAND, 7’1, Soph.,C) Ukraine – 11.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.1 bpg

3rd Team
Olivier Hanlan (BOSTON COLLEGE, 6’4, Fr., PG) Canada – 15.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.2 apg
Anthony Drmic (BOISE STATE, 6’6, Soph., F) Croatia-Australia – 17.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.3 apg
Melvin Ejim (IOWA STATE, 6’6, Jr., F) Canada – 11.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg
Kenny Kadji (MIAMI-FL, 6’11, Sr., F) Cameroon – 12.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg
Dwight Powell (STANFORD, 6’10, Jr., F) Canada – 14.9 ppg, 8.4 rpg

http://netscoutsbasketball.com/blog/netscouts-basketball-mens-all-international-teams-2/

Zagdawg
04-06-2013, 08:09 AM
Well done.

The Zags looking good internationally.

MDABE80
04-06-2013, 09:09 AM
Maybe it's just me but I don't considerCanadians foreigners......

Nice honor for KO.

zagporvida
04-06-2013, 09:12 AM
I am sure the INS thinks otherwise.

Marcus
04-06-2013, 09:21 AM
Another great award for Kelly. Very impressive how far and how fast he has risen in a year.

rennis
04-06-2013, 11:11 AM
Coaches are killing it with international recruiting.

Congrats to KO, EH, and KP. Love it.


:clap:

OZZY
04-06-2013, 09:32 PM
That would be quite a starting five for Canada with the players listed.....

Kevin
Hanlon
Ejim
Bennett
Kelly

Throw the top Aussie centre in and have a great game Canada vs Australia.....

:)

DADoZAG
04-07-2013, 09:27 AM
Another great award for Kelly. Very impressive how far and how fast he has risen in a year.


Coaches are killing it with international recruiting.

Congrats to KO, EH, and KP. Love it.


:clap:

+1

Go ZAGS!

jazzdelmar
04-07-2013, 01:28 PM
Hanlan is arguably the best player on the list. Not a third teamer.

OZZY
04-07-2013, 02:28 PM
Hanlan is arguably the best player on the list. Not a third teamer.

Have to disagree, he has come quite a way since being Kevin's understudy on the Canadian Junior team, The potential is certainly there, the 41 point game showed that, but I still would put Delly and Kevin ahead of him from a guard point of view on play this year. KO and Bennett have both had amazing years, but harder to compare forwards to guards.....I am looking forward to seeing what Olivier and the young Eagles (almost all freshmen /sophomores) can accomplish over next two to three years.

MBAGael
04-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Trasolini made honorable mention as another Canadian.

SWZag
04-08-2013, 12:51 AM
Congrats Kelly. Very impressive. Also impressed that three Zags made first and second team. Says a lot about our "international" recruiting and development. Would expect/anticipate/be hopeful that Kevin would be a first teamer next season.

SWZag

titopoet
04-08-2013, 07:08 AM
That would be quite a starting five for Canada with the players listed.....

Kevin
Hanlon
Ejim
Bennett
Kelly

Throw the top Aussie centre in and have a great game Canada vs Australia.....

:)

While Ejim is good, throw in Wiggens at SF and this team would walk away with the NCAA. Probably be the best starting five in the last five years. Man I wish GU could get Wiggens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLsK-ZoL9sY)

Mojo13
04-08-2013, 09:10 AM
Wiggins brother (Nick) said Andrew was going to "Shock" the world with his decision.

OZZY
04-08-2013, 02:50 PM
List was for players playing in NCAA D1 this year....didn't see the hm part of the list, Traz on it is great recognition as well. BC has a history of supplying some good forwards...

Re AW., as much as I would love it to happen, can't see Andrew's minders letting him stray away from the major market's. He is big business!

Love Andrew and he knows Kevin quite well, but I would be very surprised if he doesn't stay go with his brother XRM in Florida State. Thinking outside the square, for a "Shock" perhaps he would go to play with big Brother Nick.....