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02-16-2014, 09:14 AM
Nice Read. http://www.spokesman.com/zags/stories/2014/feb/16/olynyk-returns-to-mac-as-gonzaga-gets-past-loyola/

02-18-2014, 09:47 AM

It wasn’t quite like old times when Kelly Olynyk showed up as a surprise guest for Gonzaga’s Senior Night on Saturday.

Shortly after he was announced, Olynyk took off his sweatshirt to reveal his No. 13 Gonzaga uniform jersey, but he watched the game from the front row with his parents and spent a few minutes in the Kennel Club as Gonzaga defeated Loyola Marymount.

What happened over the next few days probably seemed more like old times. Olynyk, with a short break over NBA All-Star weekend, stayed in town, rejoining classmates and former roommates Sam Dower Jr. and David Stockton at their house. Olynyk was expected to join his Boston Celtics teammates Monday evening in Phoenix for Wednesday’s game against the Suns.

“He lived in the house last year and the year before,” Stockton said. “It’s like when a sibling returns from someplace, the family dynamic isn’t the same until everyone is there. It was really cool to have him back.”

What was on the agenda, aside from some late-night basketball?

“We basically did everything we used to do,” Stockton said. “Go to Taco Bell, sushi, things Kelly likes to do. Play some video games that are almost out of date.”

Olynyk surprised his teammates when he arrived for Saturday’s shoot-around.

“I was like shaking before the game, not nervous but so excited to be back, especially for these guys and these seniors that I’ve been through so much with,” Olynyk said. “This place is special. Put all that together and it was a real good evening.”

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02-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Awesome. Simply that.