By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff
After a storied career for the Boston University men's basketball team that culminated with an America East Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, senior forward John Holland will now embark on a basketball career beyond Commonwealth Ave. and several opportunities have already presented themselves for the program's second all-time leading scorer.
The 2011 AE Player of the Year participated in the Portsmouth (Virginia) Invitational Tournament last weekend, a round-robin tournament that serves as a chance for top seniors from programs around the nation to showcase themselves to NBA teams.
Playing on a Portsmouth Sports Club team with Villanova University guard Corey Fisher and University of Florida center Vernon Macklin, among others, Holland averaged 15.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in 25.3 minutes per game in three games.
Holland’s standout moment came in his team’s first game last Thursday against a Mike Duman team that featured the likes of Virginia Tech University guard Malcolm Delaney, University of Pittsburgh center Gary McGhee and Michigan State University guard/forward Durrell Summers. In the game, Holland went off for a game-high 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes of play.
“His size, scoring ability and versatility are all intriguing,” Matt Kamalsky of DraftExpress wrote of Holland’s performance and his rising professional stock. “And though he is still an under-the-radar prospect at this stage, his progress is still well worth monitoring.”
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