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John Holland
No. 10 – Cleveland Cavaliers
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-11-06) November 6, 1988 (age 29)
The Bronx, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Fordham Prep
(The Bronx, New York)
Saint Benedict's Prep
(Newark, New Jersey)
College Boston University (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Chorale Roanne
2012–2013 Cajasol Sevilla
2013–2014 BCM Gravelines
2014–2015 Beşiktaş
2015–2016 Canton Charge
2016 Boston Celtics
2016–2017 Canton Charge
2017–present Cleveland Cavaliers
2017–2018 →Canton Charge
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

John Michael Joseph Holland (born November 6, 1988) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Canton Charge of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Boston Terriers and represents the Puerto Rican national team.

High school career[edit]

Holland attended Fordham Prep where he averaged 16 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals, earning a McDonald's All-American nomination, a CHSAA All-Division naming and All-County honors from the Journal News. He also played for Saint Benedict's Prep where he averaged 10 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks per game.[1]

College career[edit]

Holland played college basketball for Boston University where as a junior in 2009–10, he led the America East Conference in scoring with 19.2 points per game. He repeated as scoring champion in 2010–11 after again averaging 19.2 points. He was subsequently named America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year and led the Terriers to an NCAA Tournament berth.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

European career (2011–2015)[edit]

Holland went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. On July 5, 2011, he signed with Chorale Roanne Basket of France for the 2011–12 season.[3] In 28 games, he averaged 14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.[4]

In July 2012, Holland joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Orlando Summer League and the Miami Heat for the Las Vegas Summer League. On August 5, 2012, he signed with Cajasol Sevilla of Spain for the 2012–13 season.[5] In 33 Liga ACB games, he averaged 10.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.7 steals per game and in 12 Eurocup games, he averaged 10.1 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals.[4]

In July 2013, Holland joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On October 29, 2013, he signed with BCM Gravelines of France for the 2013–14 season.[6] He played in 23 Pro A games averaging 10.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 26.3 minutes and also appeared in 13 Eurocup games, averaging 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 29.5 minutes.[7]

On September 26, 2014, Holland signed with the San Antonio Spurs.[7] However, he was later waived by the Spurs on October 13.[8] The next day, he signed with Beşiktaş of Turkey for the 2014–15 season.[9] In 15 Eurocup games, he averaged 8.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.6 steals.[4]

Canton Charge (2015–2016)[edit]

On December 23, 2015, Holland was acquired by the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League.[10] He made his debut for the Charge later that night against the Grand Rapids Drive, recording 11 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals in a 113–111 loss.[11] In 37 games with the Charge, he averaged 16.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 30.2 minutes per game.[12]

Boston Celtics (2016)[edit]

On April 11, 2016, Holland signed with the Boston Celtics.[12] On April 19, he made his debut for the Celtics in an 89–72 playoff loss to the Atlanta Hawks, playing one minute off the bench.[13] On August 31, 2016, he was waived by the Celtics.[14]

On September 26, 2016, Holland signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers,[15] but was waived on October 22 after appearing in three preseason games.[16]

Return to Canton (2016–2017)[edit]

On December 9, 2016, Holland was reacquired by the Canton Charge.[17] At the end of the season, he was named the D-League's Impact Player of the Year.

After the end of the 2016-17 NBA Development League season, Holland signed with the Beijing Eastern Bucks of the Chinese National Basketball League.[18] However, he left the Beijing before appearing in a single game for them.

Cleveland Cavaliers (2017–present)[edit]

On September 8, 2017, Holland was signed to a two-way contract by the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. Under the terms of the deal, he will split time between the Cavs and their G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge.[19] Holland is the first player the Cavaliers have signed on such a deal. He would also play his first NBA regular season games during this contract after previously only playing in one playoff game for Boston. The Cavaliers made it to the 2018 NBA Finals, but lost 4-0 to the Golden State Warriors.

National team career[edit]

Holland first represented the Puerto Rican national team in 2011 when he played in the 2011 Jenaro Marchand Continental Championship Cup.

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2017–18 Cleveland 24 0 7.3 .288 .306 .692 1.0 .2 .3 .1 2.3
Career 24 0 7.3 .288 .306 .692 1.0 .2 .3 .1 2.3


2016 Boston 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0

Personal life[edit]

The son of John Holland Sr. and Diana Mills, he enrolled in the College of Communications.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Boston University bio". Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "John Holland Earns AP All-America Recognition in Men's Basketball". March 29, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chorale Roanne tabs rookies John Holland and Rick Jackson". July 5, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "John Holland Europe Stats". Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sevilla officially signs John Holland". August 5, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "John Holland moves to Gravelines-Dunkerque". October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Spurs Announce 2014-15 Training Camp Roster". September 26, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Spurs Waive John Holland". October 13, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Besiktas announces John Holland". October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Charge Add Two Players". December 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Grand Rapids Drive Edge Canton Charge". December 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Celtics Call-Up Canton's Holland". April 11, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Hawks stifle Boston in 1st quarter, lead 2-0 after 89-72 win". April 19, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  14. ^ Robb, Brian (August 31, 2016). "Celtics Waive John Holland, Cutting Training Camp Roster To 18 Players". Retrieved August 31, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Cavaliers Announce 2016-17 Training Camp Roster". September 26, 2016. Archived from the original on September 26, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Cavaliers Waive John Holland". October 22, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016. 
  17. ^ "John Holland Returns to Charge". December 9, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  18. ^ John Holland inks with Beijing Eastern Ducks
  19. ^ "Cavaliers Sign John Holland to Two-Way Contract". September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 

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