A record number of Canadians are taking part this year in the U.S. college basketball season known as March Madness.

Kelly Olynyk from Kamloops, B.C., is among the 28 athletes from the Great White North who will be playing in the NCAA Championships.

CBC's David Common talks to the  seven-foot-tall Olynyk about his passion for basketball and the rise of the game on this side of the border.