Thursday, February 24, 2011

From the FreeP: Holland drafted in Puerto Rico

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

Boston University men’s basketball senior forward John Holland has been drafted by the Humacao Chiefs of Puerto Rico’s Baloncesto Superior Nacional League.

The Bronx, N.Y., native is averaging an America East Conference-leading 19.5 points to go along with 5.7 rebounds per game for the Terriers this season. Holland also became just the second player in BU history to record 2,000 career points in a Feb. 2 win over the University of Maine.

It is uncertain at this point whether Holland will choose to join the team or seek opportunities elsewhere following the conclusion of his collegiate career.

Holland was selected with the draft’s second pick after the Mayaguez Indians made Siena College guard/forward Edwin Ubiles the top overall pick.

Holland could certainly prove to be helpful to Humacao, a team that finished last season with a 10-19 record, putting it near the bottom of the league standings.

If Holland ultimately opted to play for Humacao, he would become the second BU player in the Puerto Rican professional ranks, joining former teammate Carlos Strong, who just finished up his first season with San German Athletics.

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