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Emily Potter and Kelly Olynyk named Toyota Players of the Week for April 5-11

Emily Potter and Kelly Olynyk have been selected as the Toyota Players of the Week for April 5-11.

Emily Potter led her team with 25 points (7/12 FG, 11/13 FT) and 16 rebounds in the second leg of KP Brno’s third place playoff series with BK Žabiny Brno.  The Winnipeg, MB native played collegiately at the University of Utah, where she became the first player in program history to record over 1,500 points, 1000 rebounds and 200 blocks. She’s spent six years with Team Canada, and most recently competed at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.  This is the second Toyota Players of the Week honour for Potter this season as she was also recognized back in December.

Over the course of four games during the week, Kelly Olynyk averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists, shooting 59% from the field and 41% from 3PT (4.3 3PA/g). Olynyk, who was traded to the Rockets at the deadline, has settled in well to his new surroundings in Houston and posted back-to-back double-doubles with 13 points and 11 rebounds Friday vs. the Clippers and 18 points and 11 rebounds the following night against Golden State.  The Kamloops, B.C. native has been a mainstay within the national team program after making his senior debut at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, at just 19 years of age.  He last represented Canada in exhibition action in Toronto ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

Canada Basketball’s Player of the Week is sponsored by Toyota.