National Basketball Association veteran Kelly Olynyk of the NBA’s Miami Heat is coming to Edmonton for the Baker Elite Clinic, at Harry Ainlay high school, July 5-8.
Edmonton players aged 12-18 will have a chance to learn from the Canadian National Team star at the annual clinic put on by Alberta Golden Bears great Jordan Baker.
“Having a coach like Kelly is tremendous,” says Baker. “Not only does he have an amazing amount of experience at the highest level, but he is very willing to pass on that knowledge to the next generation. He adds a whole new dimension to the Baker Elite Clinic.”
Olynyk is coming off his first season with the Heat, in which he set personal highs with averages of 11.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 76 games. The seven-foot forward spent the first four years of his pro career with the Boston Celtics, after being selected 13th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Gonzaga where he was the West Coast Conference Player of the Year and a consensus First Team All-American.
A native of Kamloops, Olynyk has played nearly 50 games for Canada. He will be in the lineup when the national team hosts FIBA World Cup Americas qualifying games against the Dominican Republic, June 29 in Toronto, and the US Virgin Islands, July 2 in Ottawa.
For complete information, including registration, about the Baker Elite Clinic visit www.bakereliteclinic.com