James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris form the best offensive front line in college basketball, and if someone argues for another duo, they have likely not seen Olynyk play lately.
Olynyk, known as The Big Canadian, is averaging 22.4 points per game over Gonzaga's last seven contests, as he's seen his minutes increase. He redshirted last season because Mark Few wanted him to put on more muscle and move his game inside, instead of floating towards the perimeter.
With smooth footwork and the ability to score over either shoulder, Olynyk has transformed into one of the most efficient players from the block in college basketball, shooting 65.7 percent from the field and 80.5 percent at the free-throw line.
Both Gonzaga's bigs get to the line often—they both draw 6.4 fouls per 40 minutes.
Before this year, Harris was Gonzaga's most well known big man, as he has been a productive player during his four seasons—all as a starter—in Spokane. Even with a star as his sidekick, he is still putting together his most productive season, averaging 14.9 points and a team-best 6.9 rebounds.
Their presence makes it nearly impossible for opponents to double-team one of the two, and that dynamic, more than any other, has led to Gonzaga's offense ranking as the third-most efficient in the country.