Spokane, Wash. • The hair began as an accident and grew to become almost folklore.
At Gonzaga home games, fans wave signs that read, "Long hair, don't care." A few particularly devoted fans have their hair pulled back in narrow headbands.
Kelly Olynyk's long, flowing hair flops up and down as he runs the court, kept out of his eyes by a thin, dark headband. Along with his 7-foot frame and eye-popping statistics, Olynyk's hair has become one of the most recognizable parts of college basketball this season. And the redshirt junior would have deprived fans of it had the man from Kamloops, British Columbia, just been comfortable with a U.S. barber.