Olynyk projected as Canada starter for 2016
Olynyk, a Toronto native whose father Ken was coach of Canada's junior national team, was unable to go to training camp with the national squad this summer while battling a case of plantar fasciitis. He's stressed that competing for his country in the future is important to him.
"They had me in there for a week or so [this summer], just to be and feel a part of it and to have that chemistry and bond," said Olynyk. "I would love to [compete for Canada]. It's a real sense of pride and passion to play for your country and have your country across chest. It's something I want to do in the future."
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