Kelly Olynyk – Big man has the “Luck Of The Irish!”

A Canadian big man who has the ability to step out and hit from deep. (Photo: The Province)

NWSB Insider Steve Lee breaks down how Northwest BC Boy Kelly Olynyk will look in 2013 for the Boston Celtics. Steve points out with the ability to run the pick and roll/slip/pop etc in a variety of effective fashions, starting Olynyk on opening night as your man in the middle is not that bad of an option. OK, his defensive intensity and lack of “mean mugging” a’la KG may not place him on the All-NBA Defensive team…

NCAA Hoops: Gonzaga’s unknown big man – Kelly Olynyk

Kelly Oylnyk Gonzaga

NWSB Insider Steve Lee brings us another addition to the Northwest Player Profile section of the NWSB. This time he tells us all about BC’s very own Kelly Olynyk, a 7 footer playing ball at Gonzaga.
During his first couple of years playing behind Robert Sacre, Olynyk didn’t see too many minutes, but now that he is the go to guy in the middle, he has stepped up his game.

College Hoops: Predicting the Zags starting five in 2012-13

elias harris gonzaga

Bulldogs bloggers Blair Thomas takes a deep look at who may be in the starting lineup for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the 2012-13 season. The Zags will be looking to return to greatness in next year’s March Madness but who will be the key contributors? Mark Few says Kevin Pangos and Elias Harris will undoubtedly be the two focal points on offense.

Bulldogs vs Ohio St. Buckeyes love ‘em & hate ‘em

Gonzaga vs. Ohio State

NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his love em hate em list from the Gonzaga Bulldogs third round loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2012 NCAA tournament. He loved that the bulldogs Sophomore guard David Stockton’s defensive stretch on Ohio State guard Aaron Craft late in the second half was spot on. He thought Sam Dower crashed the glass early which was key.

Bulldogs vs West Virginia Mountaineers love ‘em & hate ‘em

Gonzaga Bulldogs

NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his love em hate em list from the Gonzaga Bulldogs first round win over the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He loved that the bulldogs shut down Kevin Jones and Darryl Bryant and that the group of Robert Sacre, Elias Harris, Gary Bell Jr and Kevin Pangos formed a balanced attack.

Avoid the upset! West Virginia vs. Gonzaga Round 2 Tournament Preview

Rob Sacre

NWSB Insider and Gonzaga Bulldogs blogger Blair Thomas tells us the Zags (25-6) were awarded the 7th seed in the East Region as the NCAA announced pairings for this season’s NCAA Tournament Sunday. The Bulldogs will face No. 10 seed West Virginia University (19-13) Thursday at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Here are the keys to a Bulldogs win.

Addressing consistency is key in Gonzaga’s tournament run

Gonzaga Bulldogs

NWSB Insider and Gonzaga Bulldogs blogger Blair Thomas tells us if Gonzaga gets by West Virginia, they will desperately need center Robert Sacre to be engaged at both ends of the floor to combat Ohio State center Jared Sullinger. Sacre is a significant asset, as he averaged 11.7 points per game this year. Junior forward Elias Harris has been playing his best basketball of the season.

CU Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks love ‘em & hate ‘em

Buffaloes vs. Ducks

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Ducks vs. Buffaloes game on Thursday night. Pac 12 Conference Basketball tournament action from the Staples Center in Las Angeles. The Ducks failed to capitalize on opportunities and lost by the same margin as their halftime deficit. Devoe Joseph had a chance to win it though.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Mark Few

Mark Few

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Gonzaga Bulldogs mens basketball head coach Mark Few. Jason Green one of our northwest hoops bloggers points you cannot deny Few’s coaching record. He’s led Gonzaga to the Big Dance every season he has been the head coach, has won the WCC championship from 2001 to 2011 and has won the WCC Tournament championship eight times.

Bulldogs vs. St. Mary’s Gaels love ‘em & hate ‘em

Mark Few

Gonzaga Bulldogs fan and NWSB blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Bulldogs vs St. Mary’s Gaels game on Monday night. West Coast Conference Basketball tournament action from the Orleans Arena March 3, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gonzaga lost the WCC final 78-74. Gonzaga will learn their fate when the tournament bracket is released March 11th.

Bulldogs vs. BYU Cougars love ‘em & hate ‘em

Gonzaga Kevin Pangos

Gonzaga Bulldogs fan and NWSB blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Bulldogs vs BYU Cougars game on Saturday night. West Coast Conference Basketball tournament action from the Orleans Arena March 3, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gonzaga won 77-58. Junior forward Elias Harris recorded 15 rebounds, Robert Sacre had seven points and five rebounds.

Bulldogs vs. San Francisco Dons Love ‘Em and Hate ‘Em

Love Em, Hate Em: Gonzaga vs San Francisco

Gonzaga Bulldogs fan and NWSB blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Bulldogs vs. San Francisco Dons game on Saturday night. Elias Harris stepped up in a double-double effort as he looks to improve his draft stock while Robert Sacre gave IHOP a run for their money.

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