View Full Version : OT: Kelly playing in Rising Stars Challenge

02-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Wanted everybody to get a chance to see this, so please leave this here for a little while. Kind of fitting that he is playing in the RIsing Stars Challenge the weekend his 2 classmates are having Senior Night.

6:00 PST TNT


02-14-2014, 08:59 AM
what day is the game

02-14-2014, 09:03 AM
Sorry--it's tonight.


02-14-2014, 09:08 AM
1st year players vs 2nd year I believe.

02-14-2014, 09:16 AM
This year, the teams are mixed. Team Webber and Team Hill.

These coaches drafted the first five from a pool, then drew for the last 4 players.

More here:



02-14-2014, 11:14 AM
Thanks ZaGranny!

Ill definitely be watching for Kelly! This is exciting.


02-14-2014, 05:03 PM
On now. I'm watching in HD on 662 TNT.

02-14-2014, 05:22 PM
Kelly with a steal and dunk!

02-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Then what?

ZagMan in Philly
02-15-2014, 04:39 AM
Rookie Round table interview


02-15-2014, 05:16 AM

C's Rising Stars Surprise in Starting Role
By Marc D'Amico ● @Marc_DAmico
February 14, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – Fans around the world voted Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk in as starters for Team Webber in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge. The duo did not disappoint despite the fact that their team fell 142-136 to Team Hill.

Boston’s young big men opened up the game by scoring eight of their team’s first 10 points. They continued to play well throughout the game and totaled 22 points, three rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocked shots.

“It seemed to be working at the start,” Olynyk said of the combo of he and Sullinger. “It was fun. Jared hit two shots at the start that got him going, I had a steal and got a bucket. It was a nice start.”

Jared Sullinger made three of his first four 3-pointers Friday night.
Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images
Sullinger and Olynyk stood as the only regular-season teammates who were participating in the Rising Star Challenge. Team Webber’s head coach, Rex Kalamian, made sure to take advantage of that fact by leaving the duo on the floor together for their first 18-plus minutes of playing time.

“It was just fun to be out there with him, knowing him and being with him all year,” said Olynyk, who scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting. “It was fun to be with him kind of outside of the system and just having fun and playing for the love of the game.”

During their time on the court both Sullinger and Olynyk went out of the box a little bit, which is to be expected during a game like this. All-Star weekend is all about flash. These guys wanted to show off some skills that they might not be known for around the league.

More at the link.


02-15-2014, 05:47 AM
Kudos to Kelly. That young man has come a loooooooooOOOOOOoooooog way.

02-15-2014, 09:40 AM

This one has an interesting slant on Kelly and Jared.

NEW ORLEANS — The final score of the Rising Stars Challenge was likely forgotten by the time the arena cleared. It was not, after all, a real basketball game in any meaningful way.

But the Celtics had a good night.

And that has not so much to do with the fact Jared Sullinger went for 13 points and Kelly Olynyk had nine for Team Webber in a 142-136 loss to Team Hill. (The clubs were a mixture of first- and second-year players.)

The Celts scored a victory of sorts simply by the presence of the 21st overall pick in 2012 (Sullinger) and the 13th pick in 2013 (Olynyk). That means 32 players were drafted ahead of them and speaks well to the organization’s ability to find value outside of the handful of players at the top of the lottery, a quality that could come in handy as the C’s gather picks both high and low.

Of the 16 other players in uniform last night, nine were top 10 picks. Just three (Tim Hardaway Jr., Miles and Mason Plumlee) were taken later than 21.

Bolding is men, but I thought this was an interesyting point.

More at link.


02-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Thought this fit here.

Retweeted by Gonzaga Basketball
Tom Hudson ‏@VoiceofGonzaga 4h
Great conversation with @KellyOlynyk when he was in town last week for senior night. http://ow.ly/tNpYW #ZagsVoice