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Old 05-19-2016, 07:54 PM   #121 (permalink)
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NPR story about Holland.

For John Holland, Breaking Into The NBA Came Down To One Shot
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Another Holland article. I didn't see this one when it came out.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/c...xDI/story.html

The author even reached out to former coach Pat Chambers for his thoughts and this quote struck a chord:
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The greatest gift you can give anybody is the truth and during that meeting the truth was told, and he turned everything around.
This stood out only because Chambers said it. I'm not saying he is a bad guy, or he lied, but he really mishandled the Corey Lowe situation. The reason he implied why Corey was removed from the team was not totally truthful and according to Lowe it hurt his professional aspirations.
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Another Holland article. I didn't see this one when it came out.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/c...xDI/story.html

The author even reached out to former coach Pat Chambers for his thoughts and this quote struck a chord:

This stood out only because Chambers said it. I'm not saying he is a bad guy, or he lied, but he really mishandled the Corey Lowe situation. The reason he implied why Corey was removed from the team was not totally truthful and according to Lowe it hurt his professional aspirations.
Seems a little silly (and for me a little too convenient for Chambers) to claim one meeting set John on a path to the NBA. I mean the guy had a great 4-year career at BU and spent years after working toward his goal. I'm sure it was a combination of many factors, people in his life, determination, perseverance and a little luck and timing too.
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But let's revisit Corey Lowe. My memory is hazy, but I recall we were playing in the CBI or something and Lowe may or may not have played in the first game, which we won.

And then he was suddenly off the team. The initial story was that he didn't want to risk aggravating a foot or leg injury or something and kind of felt the season was over once we didn't win the AE.
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But let's revisit Corey Lowe. My memory is hazy, but I recall we were playing in the CBI or something and Lowe may or may not have played in the first game, which we won.

And then he was suddenly off the team. The initial story was that he didn't want to risk aggravating a foot or leg injury or something and kind of felt the season was over once we didn't win the AE.
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The Terriers were selected to play in the CBI year-end tournament. In their first game, a romp over Oregon State, Lowe moved into 2nd place in all-time conference history in career three-pointers.

But days later -- suddenly -- Lowe was no longer on the team. Then-Terriers head coach Pat Chambers issued a statement, implying that Lowe had left the team to focus on his professional basketball ambitions. "He wanted to be prepared and he wanted to move on with the next stage of his life," Chambers said.

According to Lowe, the abrupt dismissal came after he had met with an agent who was passing through town, and the two had watched a football game together. He blames a breakdown of communication and a misunderstanding of what had transpired with the agent for his dismissal.

"I didn't want to leave the team," Lowe said. "There wasn't a discussion. I went to his [Chambers'] office the next day and it was already decided: I was out. I didn't violate any rules -- we were in the same place and met socially. We met and just watched a football game on TV."
http://archive.boston.com/yourtown/n...oming_out.html


Unless the rules have changed since then, Corey did not violate any rules:
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It is not a violation of NCAA rules if a student-athlete merely talks to an agent (as long as an agreement for agent representation is not established) or socializes with an agent. For example, a student-athlete could go to dinner with an agent and no NCAA violations would result if the student-athlete provided his own transportation and paid for his meal.
http://www3.nd.edu/~ncaacomp/Amateurism_Agents.shtml


As a first-year coach I can understand why Chambers would be overly cautious, but if this is all that happened then this was an unnecessary move on his part. Just a shame that Corey's BU career ended like this.
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Yeah, Chambers taking credit for John's NBA path rubs me the wrong way. JH23 was already a star when Chambers arrived. He would've already had an MVP award if it weren't for Marqus Blakely.
I guess, congrats for coaching him for 2 years? If anything, credit Dennis Wolff for recognizing what no other D-I coaches could.
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Former Terrier Matt Griffin has been named head coach of one of the best high school basketball programs in the Philadelphia area, Roman Catholic. RC has produced future NBA players like Eddie Griffin (RIP), Marc Jackson, and Rasual Butler.

Matt has had the good fortune of being surrounded by a couple of good basketball minds - his father John coached at St. Joe's and the last two years Matt served as an assistant to longtime La Salle coach Speedy Morris.

Other finalists for the RC job included former UMBC coach Randy Monroe.

Congrats to Griff.

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Holland is not on the Celtics' summer league roster - instead he has been told to report to veterans camp in September.

In the meantime, John will play for Puerto Rico next week to try to qualify for the Rio Olympics. PR has to win a six team tournament against Serbia, Angola, Japan, Czech Republic, and Latvia to earn a trip to Rio. Serbia is the favorite.

http://www.elnuevodia.com/deportes/b...nhelo-2216680/
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Puerto Rico beat Latvia today and are one win away from qualifying for the Rio Olympics. They will have to go through Serbia or the Czech Republic in tomorrow's championship game.

Holland led the Boricuas with 15 points today, which included these two monster dunks.


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A couple of alumni updates.

Dom Morris has re-signed to play in Finland again. Below are highlights from last year.

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Next, 15 years ago former BU captain Steve Ehretsman ('96) was walking in a parking lot when he was struck by vehicle and crushed between two cars. He underwent over a dozen surgeries to repair his damaged legs, but unfortunately they did not help enough and he had his right leg amputated below the knee.

It has been a tough road, but he has turned his tragedy into a positive and founded a prosthetics company to provide support and inspiration to those who have experienced similar trauma.

Oh yeah, despite his apparent physical limitation he still lives an active lifestyle.

http://onlineathens.com/mobile/2016-...ding-patients#

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In not so surprising news, John Holland was waived by the Celtics. He was a casualty of the numbers game.

I hope he can latch onto another team. An efficient, hard-working, and mature player is a good thing to have on the bench and practice court.

http://www.celticsblog.com/2016/8/31...e-john-holland
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Holland signed for the Cavaliers training camp.

I believe the Cavs have a couple of open rosters spots, so he has a chance to make the team. His chances will improve if J.R. Smith doesn't re-sign, Mo Williams retires, and/or Iman Shumpert gets moved.

http://cavaliersnation.com/2016/09/0...-john-holland/
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Return of the Ir-ving.

D.J. Irving back to BU as an assistant to Coach Jones. D.J. also served on Coach Chambers' staff at PSU, so maybe coaching might be in the future for him.

http://www.goterriers.com/news/2016/...all-staff.aspx
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Holland had a good game this weekend against the Bulls: 23 pts, 3 rbs, 3 asts.

The Cavs sat their starters and rotation players, however the Bulls had their regulars play except Jimmy Butler.

It's going to be a close call to make the team, however Holland is at a disadvantage because he missed the first three preseason games due to a back injury. The last chance to make an impression is this Tuesday against the Wizards.
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