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Old 04-05-2016, 04:09 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Well, he didn't get called up but he finished the season very strong - high point totals for every game down the stretch



I wonder if he'll choose to go back abroad next season and make a little more cash, or give the dream another shot
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There is still one week left in the NBA season, so I guess it's still possible he could get the call. Last year five or six players got called up this late, although it probably was to get enough healthy bodies on the bench. I doubt he does the NBA summer league, but I think he'll try to make a training camp this fall.

In the meantime, he keeps producing in the D-League. Counting tonight's playoff game he is averaging 24 ppg over his last six games while shooting a Villanova-like 65% from the field.

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Well, he didn't get called up but he finished the season very strong - high point totals for every game down the stretch



I wonder if he'll choose to go back abroad next season and make a little more cash, or give the dream another shot
Unfortunately, it's more than a "little more cash". John has made six-figures every year he has played in Europe since graduating -- French Pro A, ACB in Spain, top league in Turkey... He made less than 30k in the D-League this year.
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On the boston globe front page right now:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/ce...HcK/story.html

that would be...awesome.
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It's official.



I know this news is barely a blip on the radar of the basketball world but this means a lot to the BU program. The odds are still stacked against him to be on the roster next year, but all we could ever ask for was for him to get a chance. Congrats and good luck to John.
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Congrats to Holland. He really persevered and earned this. Very proud to have him as a BU alum. It makes it even sweeter that his return is with the Celtics.

I don't know what his plans are for his post-basketball career, but if he hopes to coach, this has to be a big advantage!
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So so so happy for John and really proud to be a Terrier. Great player and even better guy
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He got a two-year deal but the second year is not guaranteed, which makes him a candidate to be a throw-in in a trade this summer. At least he is eligible for the playoff roster.

I still believe he is an ideal end-of-the-bench guy. He can defend multiple positions, he shoots it well, he is well-liked by his teammates, and his positive attitude will be appreciated by Coach Stevens and staff.

Looking back, below is his draft scouting report.

http://www.nba.com/draft/2011/prospects/john-holland/
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With Avery Bradley's injury, John is active tonight for tonight's playoff game against Atlanta. It's a blowout this far, so....
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He got in!! One minute of garbage time, took a 3-pointer that was short.

But John Holland is in the NBA record books First BU player since...?
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Yeah, I saw it too. Can't take that one minute away from him.

Raja Bell went to BU for a year before transferring to FIU. According to this old link, three other Terriers have played in the NBA.

http://www.goterriers.com/genrel/070809aaj.html
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Almost had his Rudy moment.
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No surprise Mo withdrew. He even said it himself he was probably coming back next year. One thing he needs to improve is his shooting range. Right now he is like Tony Parker but five inches shorter. He does have a chance and if he does make it he should thank the Celtics' Isaiah Thomas and Tyler Ulis for paving the way for smaller players the last few years.

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