He's 7-feet tall … and he can score.
We know what you're thinking.
Say no more. Sign him up.
These days, it doesn't seem to matter who it is. Those two attributes — size and scoring — have become so desperately desired by Thunder fans that most will give almost anything to see them come to Oklahoma City.
And that's why so many have their eyes set on Kelly Olynyk, a projected lottery pick in this year's NBA Draft from Gonzaga.
Olynyk, who is listed as a 7-foot center, averaged 18.1 points on 63.1 percent shooting in his junior season. He led the Bulldogs to a 32-3 record this season, 16-0 run through the West Coast Conference and Gonzaga's first No. 1 ranking in school history.
“He is one guy that is not afraid to make a play,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few told the Toronto Star in January. “He is multitalented in regards that he can drive it comfortably. He can pass it and … he can shoot it.”
Olynyk's offensive versatility is what makes him so intriguing.
On one possession, he can use his big frame to establish deep post position before turning over his left shoulder and sinking a right jump hook. On the next possession, Olynyk can run a pick-and-pop and knock down 18-footers.
“He can do so many different things,” Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos said this season.
Olynyk scored at least 20 points 13 times this season, including a 21-point, nine-rebound performance in 23 minutes to help Gonzaga steal a one-point win at Oklahoma State on New Year's Eve. All 21 of Olynyk's points against the Cowboys came in the second half.
When he dumped in 33 points against Santa Clara and followed that up with 31 against Saint Mary's, Olynyk became the first Gonzaga player since Adam Morrison to post back-to-back 30-point games.