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DOMINIK OLEJNICZAK

#15

Player profile

(Updated June 2019)
position
Center
height
7-0
weight
260
year
Graduate Transfer
hometown
Torun, Poland
other college
Ole Miss/Drake

DOMINIK OLEJNICZAK'S CAREER HIGHS

PTS: 19 vs. Loyola (2-16-16)*
REBS: 12 vs. Simpson College (11-13-15)*
BLKS: 6 vs. Loyola (2-17-16)*
STLS: 3 vs. Chattanooga (12-16-18)**, at Auburn (1-19-18)**
*at Drake (2015-16)
**at Ole Miss (2017-18, 2018-19)

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

FIBA World Cup of Basketball – National Team of Poland (August-September, 2019)

ON OLEJNICZAK

Playing his final season of eligibility after transferring to Florida State from Ole Miss as a graduate transfer…only the third graduate transfer at Florida State following the footsteps of Jeff Peterson (2012) and David Nichols (2019)…both Peterson and Nichols helped lead the Seminoles to the NCAA Tournament…comes to Florida State after one season at Drake (2015-16) and two seasons at Ole Miss (2017-18 and 2018-19)…sat out the 2016-17 season after transferring from Drake to Ole Miss because of NCAA regulations…helped lead Ole Miss to the NCAA Tournament in 2019…the Rebels were the No. 8 seed in the South Region of the 2019 NCAA Tournament…Ole Miss fell to No. 9 seed Oklahoma, 95-72, in the first round of the tournament…his addition to the Seminoles’ roster gives Florida State a pair of 7-footers – Olejniczak (7-2) and Balsa Koprivica (7-1)…named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll during the 2017-18 season.

FIBA WORLD CUP (2019)

Named to the National Team of Poland for competition in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in China on August 30, 2019…Poland advanced to the quarterfinals and earned an eighth place standing with a 5-3 record…averaged 1.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.2 assists as he played in six of Poland’s eight games in the tournament…Poland defeated Venezuela, 80-69, in the first round of the championship…totaled two points and one rebound as Poland defeated China, 79-76, in overtime to advance to the second round…totaled two points, two rebounds and one assist as Poland defeated the Ivory Coast to finish pool play with a 3-0 record…Poland beat Russia, 79-74, in its first game of the second round…scored two points and added one rebound in a 91-65 loss to Argentina…totaled two rebounds in just over one minute played as Poland fell to Spain, 90-78, in the quarterfinals…Poland lost to Spain, 90-78, in a 5-8 classification game…earned four minutes of playing time in Poland’s final game of the World Cup — an 87-74 loss to the United States…scored two points and pulled down one rebound against the U.S.A.

 

AS A GRADUATE STUDENT (2020)

Made his Florida State debut with 2 rebounds in Florida State’s 63-51 win over No. 6 Florida in Gainesville (Nov. 10)…totaled 10 points and 3 rebounds in 8 minutes of play in Florida State’s 89-53 win over Chattanooga in the first round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 20)…scored 4 points, pulled down 4 rebounds and blocked 2 shots as a first-time starter as a Seminole in Florida State’s 80-65 victory over Saint Francis in Tallahassee…was the 43rd start of his career (eight at Drake, 33 at Ole Miss and 1 at Florida State) (Nov. 23)…totaled 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 blocked shots in his 100th career game played in Florida State’s 113-56 win over Chicago State in the second round of the Emerald Coast Classic (Nov. 25)…

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2019 AT OLD MISS)

Averaged 5.3 points (seventh on the team), 3.0 rebounds (fifth), a career-high and team-leading 0.9 blocked shots (first) and shot a team leading .575 from the field as he played in all 33 games…established career-highs for games played (33), games started (22), assists (23), blocked shots (30), steals (17), minutes played (603) and average minutes played per game (16.3)…led the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament with a 20-13 overall record and a 10-8 record in SEC play…marked the first time the Rebels had advanced to play in the NCAA Tournament since 2015…Ole Miss was selected as the No. 8 seed in the South Region of the 2019 NCAA Tournament…the Rebels earned two wins over SEC Tournament Champion and NCAA Tournament Final Four participant Auburn during the regular season…Shot .575 from the field to bring his career field goal shooting percentage to .608 entering his final season at Florida State…scored in double figures three times with his season-high of 13 points coming in a victory at home over Arkansas (Jan. 19)…totaled 13 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in the 84-67 Ole Miss victory…also totaled 11 points against Auburn at home (Jan. 9) with 10 points coming at home against Middle Tennessee (Dec. 21)…his season-high of seven rebounds came twice – in a win at Illinois State (Dec. 8) and at home against Auburn (Jan. 9)…earned five or more rebounds in eight different games including five games against SEC competition…totaled four points, four rebounds and a career-high tying three assists in the Rebels game against Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament…Oklahoma took the 95-72 win at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C.

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2018 AT OLE MISS)

Averaged 4.3 points (eighth on the team), 2.6 rebounds (sixth) and 0.6 blocked shots (fourth) while playing in all 32 games for the Rebels…started 11 games for the Rebels in his first season of eligibility in Oxford…shot .531 from the field as he continued to display his field goal shooting prowess…Ole Miss finished the season with a 12-20 overall record and a 5-13 record in SEC play…earned starting assignments in SEC play against South Carolina, at Georgia, against Florida, at Texas A&M and at Tennessee…scored in double figures in four games as a Rebel…highest scoring game of the season (16 points) came at Texas in the Big 12 / SEC Challenge in Austin (Jan. 27)…his 16 points came as he matched-up against first round NBA Draft pick Mohamed Bamba, who now plays for the Orlando Magic…totaled 16 points, six rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot and one steal against the Longhorns…scored 15 points to go along with a season-high tying three blocked shots and two steals in an 85-63 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Dec. 19)…played well at Kentucky with 10 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots (Feb. 28)…first career double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds at Auburn (Jan. 9)…one of four Rebels in double figure scoring and tied for game-high honors with his 10 rebounds…in pulling down his season-high of 10 rebounds, he totaled his career-high of six offensive rebounds against the Tigers…his three steals at Auburn also tied his career high…also totaled seven rebounds at Georgia (Jan. 3), five rebounds in a win over Mississippi State (Jan, 6) and six rebounds at Texas…14 steals with multiple steals coming in four different games including his career-high of three against Auburn.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017 AT OLE MISS)

Sat out the season at Ole Miss as a redshirt due to NCAA transfer regulations…practiced but did not travel with the Rebels during the season…Ole Miss finished the season with a 22-14 overall record and a 10-8 mark in SEC play.

AS A FRESHMAN (2016 AT DRAKE)

Averaged a career-high 6.5 points (fourth on the team), a career-high 4.1 rebounds (third) and 0.7 blocked shots (first) in helping Drake to a 7-24 overall record…Drake is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference…played in 30 of the Bulldogs 31 games and averaged 16.4 minutes played per game…shot a career-high .722 from the field and was only 18 field goals made short of establishing the Drake school record for best field goal percentage in a single season…scored his career-high of 19 points in a 69-59 overtime win over Loyola (Chicago) in the Bulldog’s regular season finale…made seven of 11 field goals and five of seven free throws in the Drake win…blocked a career-high six shots in the win over Loyola…double figure scoring came six times including during the final three games of the season when he averaged 16.6 points and 7.7 rebounds against Missouri State (Feb. 24), Loyola (Feb. 27) and again vs. Missouri State (March 3) in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament…totaled 12 points against Missouri State, 19 against Loyola and 18 against Missouri State in the conference tournament…three games against Missouri State during the season and he averaged 14.6 points and 6.3 rebounds against the Bears with three double figure scoring games…totaled 14 points at home against Missouri State (Jan. 20), 12 at Missouri State (Feb. 24) and 18 against Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament…also totaled 13 against Indiana State (Feb. 6) and 10 at Southern Indiana (Feb. 13)…career-high 12 rebounds in his career debut – a 97-52 win over Simpson (Iowa) College…totaled a career-high 11 defensive rebounds as he grabbed double figures for the first time in his career…10 rebounds at Indiana State (Jan. 6) marked the second time in his career that earned double figure rebounds…his career-high of six blocked shots came in the Bulldog’s victory over Loyola and was the sixth of six games with multiple blocked shots…his six blocked shots are tied for second in school history for a single game – the school record for blocked shots in a single game is seven…blocked two shots in his career-debut against Simpson College…at least five rebounds in 12 of 30 games as a freshmen.

HIGH SCHOOL

Graduated from secondary school in his native Poland in 2015…a member of the Polish National team and played in the U20 European Championships in Greece during the summer of 2016…averaged 7.5 points and 5.0 rebounds for Poland in the U18 Division A European Championships during the summer of 2015…averaged 12 points and nine rebounds in the Euroleague 2014 Nike Junior Invitational.

PERSONAL

Born July 1, 1996…Dominik is the son of Joanna and Grzegorz Chelczynska…earned his bachelor’s degree from Ole Miss in General Studies with an emphasis on Digital Media Studies, Journalism and Education…Olejniczak is working towards earning his Master’s degree in International Affairs at Florida State.