Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Holland garners AP All-America honors

By René Reyes/DFP Staff

Boston University men's basketball senior forward John Holland earned the Associated Press All-America honorable mention honors, the AP announced on Monday.

The 6-foot-5 swingman from the Bronx, N.Y., joins an elite group of former Terriers to have received the accolade. Other honorees include Kevin Thomas, Steve Wright, Tony Simms and Tunji Awojobi, who was the last BU player to garner AP All-America honors.

The 2010-11 America East Player of the Year and member of the Lou Henson "Mid-Major" All-America team, Holland led the America East Conference in scoring for the second straight year with 19.2 points per game. He also averaged a team-high 5.8 rebounds per game and posted 47 steals.

In his senior season at BU, Holland scored 27 points and snagged 11 rebounds to help BU claim its first conference title since 2002 with a 56-54 victory over Stony Brook University on March 12. He also tallied a game-high 19 points in BU's 72-53 loss to the top-seeded University of Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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