Holland in 2008
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
March 2, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Eleanor Roosevelt
|College||Independence CC (2000–2001)
|2007||La Fortezza / VidiVici Bologna|
|2008||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2009||Seven 2007 Roseto|
|2010||Al Ahli Dubai|
|2010||Mazzeo San Severo|
|2011||9 de Julio de Río Tercero|
|2011||Guerreros de Bogotá|
|2011||Atenas de Córdoba|
|2012||Toros de Aragua|
|2012||Leones de Santo Domingo|
|2012||Halcones UV Xalapa|
|2012||Islanders de San Andrés|
|2013||Toros de Aragua|
|2013||Búcaros de Santander|
|2013–2014||Al Ahli Doha|
|2014||Acereros de Guayana|
|2015||Panteras de Miranda|
High school and college career
Born and raised in Greenbelt, Maryland, Holland attended high school at Eleanor Roosevelt, where he teamed with future NBA players Eddie Basden and Delonte West. He played college basketball at Independence Community College and Vincennes University, before transferring to DePaul University. He spent two years with the Blue Demons, averaging 13.9 points per game. In 2003–04, with teammate Andre Brown, Holland earned All-Conference USA Second Team honors.
After going undrafted in the 2004 NBA Draft, Holland started his professional career with Atlas in Serbia and Montenegro, on the same team with upcoming talent Nikola Peković. In May 2005, media reported that Holland left Atlas after the invitation by the Boston Celtics to join their training camp. However, he did not enter the NBA, after which he returned to Europe, signing for the Italian team Teramo.
On March 9, 2008, while playing for Cimberio Varese, Holland scored 50 points in a home game against Armani Jeans Milano. He made 18-for-31 from the floor, including 10-of-19 on treys. Despite his remarkable achievement, Varese would go on to lose the game 90–85. On the other side, the most valuable player was Danilo Gallinari, future NBA star, with 20 points.
After participated at the 2008 New York Knicks training camp, Holland was drafted by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League, but was waived after only two games due to injured. After recovery, Holland returned to Italy, having a short spell with Roseto, before signed with the French team Besançon for the remainder of the 2008–09 season.
In June 2011, Holland started his Latin American adventure by reaching an agreement with 9 de Julio de Río Tercero in Argentina. However, he left the team in September, after playing only one game. Soon after, Holland moved to Colombia and played for Guerreros de Bogotá, but quickly returned to Argentina, where he finished the year with Atenas de Córdoba. In January 2012, Holland signed with Toros de Aragua in Venezuela. In May 2012, Holland changed team and country once again, signing with Leones de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
United States national team
Holland had represented the United States at the 2001 Tournament of the Americas.
|2002–03||DePaul Blue Demons||NCAA||28||20||25.5||10.9|
|2003–04||DePaul Blue Demons||NCAA||32||32||33.9||16.5|
|2005–06||Navigo.it Teramo||Serie A||34||34||32.4||18.6|
|2006–07||Whirlpool Varese||Serie A||37||34||32.7||17.5|
|2007–08||La Fortezza Bologna||Serie A||13||11||28.8||13.2|
|2007–08||Cimberio Varese||Serie A||15||15||37.7||25.0|
|2008–09||Rio Grande Valley Vipers||D-League||2||0||18.5||9.5|
|2008–09||Seven 2007 Roseto||Legadue||7||6||30.4||16.4|
|2010–11||Mazzeo San Severo||Legadue||4||4||28.0||14.3|
|2011–12||9 de Julio de Río Tercero||LNB||1||n/a||31.2||25.0|
|2011–12||Atenas de Córdoba||LNB||8||n/a||21.1||12.9|
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- "2008 NBA D-League Draft Results". nba.com. November 7, 2008. Archived from the original on November 5, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
- "Delonte Holland moves to 9 de Julio". sportando.net. June 28, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
- "Delonte Holland leaves 9 de Julio". sportando.net. September 28, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
- "Delonte Holland signs in Venezuela with Toros de Aragua". sportando.net. January 18, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
- "Leones de Santo Domingo tab Heissler Guillent and Delonte Holland". sportando.net. May 28, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012.