Cavaliers Press Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio –
After being named the NBA G League Impact Player of the Year last spring, Boston University men's basketball alum John Holland ('11) has returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers by signing a two-way contract, the organization announced Friday afternoon.
Holland made his NBA debut in the 2016 Playoffs with the Boston Celtics and then participated in three preseason games last October with the Cavaliers. After being one of the last cuts made, he signed with Cleveland's Gatorade League team, the Canton Charge.
A native of Bronx, N.Y., Holland averaged 22.9 points (seventh in the league), 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in a league-high 38.8 minutes per game to help Canton rebound from a 5-7 start and reach the conference semifinals.
Per NBA rules, teams are permitted to have two Two-Way players on their roster at any given time, in addition to their 15-man regular season roster. A Two-Way player for the Cavs will provide services to Canton but can spend up to 45 days with Cleveland.
During his time with the Terriers, Holland finished his collegiate career as just the second in America East history alongside NBA star Reggie Lewis to have at least 2,000 points, 700 rebounds and 200 steals.