Joe Holup

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Joe Holup
No. 12, 9
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1934-02-26)February 26, 1934
Died January 28, 1998(1998-01-28) (aged 63)
Rexford, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College George Washington (1952–1956)
NBA draft 1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Syracuse Nationals
Pro career 1956–1958
Career history
19561957 Syracuse Nationals
1957–1959 Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 1,347 (7.0 ppg)
Rebounds 852 (4.4 rpg)
Assists 193 (1.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Joseph J. "Joe" Holup (February 26, 1934 – January 28, 1998) was an American professional basketball player.

A 6'6' forward, Holup starred at George Washington University from 1953 to 1956. He tallied 2,226 points and 2,030 rebounds in 104 varsity games,[1] and led the NCAA in rebounds per game (25.6) during the 1955–56 season.[2] Holup held George Washington's record for most career points until 2003, when he was surpassed by Chris Monroe.[3]

After college, Holup was selected with the fifth overall pick of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. He played three seasons in the NBA with the Nationals and Detroit Pistons, averaging 7.0 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game.[4]

Holup died in Rexford, New York in 1998.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Obituary". Washington Post. January 29, 1998. C02.
  2. ^ ESPN Sports Almanac 2008. ESPN Books, 2007. 334.
  3. ^ Sam Doku. "Chris Monroe Breaks G.W's 47-Year Old Record". Washington Informer. March 19, 2003. 24.
  4. ^ Joe Holup. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on October 25, 2009.