Saturday, July 2, 2011

Holland signs with French team

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

Former Boston University men's basketball standout forward John Holland has signed to play with Chorale de Roanne in France's Pro A Division, former BU and current Penn State University head coach Patrick Chambers announced on Twitter Saturday.

Holland's agreement with the French team comes just over a week after Holland was not selected in the NBA Draft, as was projected by many scouts and analysts.

Chorale de Roanne finished in fifth place in France's Pro A Division with a 18-12 record. The club's current roster features players like former Boston Celtic and NBA player Ricky Davis and former Vanderbilt guard and Boston native Alex Gordon.

Holland had previously been drafted by a professional team in Puerto Rico, but declined the offer to play for the team.

The signing comes months after Holland capped off his storied career at BU. In a benchmark senior season, Holland became the second player in program history to eclipse the 2,000 career point barrier, was named as the America East Conference Player of the Year, and additionally, helped carry the Terriers to an AE Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, the program's first since 2002.

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