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Celtics sign first-round choice, F-C Olynyk from Gonzaga

The Canadian Press

7/7/2013 10:54:29 PM

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics have signed Canada's Kelly Olynyk, their first-round draft choice.

The Celtics traded up in last month's draft to pick the seven-foot native of Kamloops, B.C., with the 13th overall selection.

Olynyk made his summer league debut on Sunday and scored 25 points in the Celtics' 95-88 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge sent the No. 16 pick and two future second-rounders to the Dallas Mavericks to get Olynyk, who was fifth in voting for the Wooden Award. Olynyk averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 rebounds while leading Gonzaga to a 32-3 season.