Kelly Olynyk’s family is of Ukrainian origin. Kelly Olynyk is a Canadian by nationality. Kelly Tyler Olynyk was born on April 19, 1991, in Toronto, Canada.
Kelly Olynyk plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He was named the Basketball BC outstanding high school player of the year in his grade 12 year.
Kelly Olynyk played as a quarterback for the Titans when he was in high school. He led his South Kamloops Titans to a 36–2 record while at South Kamloops Secondary School.
Kelly Olynyk played college basketball at Gonzaga from 2009 to 2013. As a bench player during his freshman years in college, Kelly Olynyk would average around 12 to 13 minutes per game.
Kelly Olynyk has played for the Boston Celtics (2013–2017), Miami Heat (2017–2021), Houston Rockets (2021), and Detroit Pistons (2021–present). During his 2016 season debut for the Boston Celtics, Olynyk played for 25 minutes and scored two points in a 118–93 loss to the Washington Wizards.