Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson

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Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson.jpg
Free agent
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1991-06-26) June 26, 1991 (age 28)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolChester (Chester, Pennsylvania)
CollegeTemple (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014AB Contern
2014Delaware 87ers
2016–2017Orangeville A's
2017–2018Northern Arizona Suns
2018–2019Kataja

Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson (born June 26, 1991) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball with the Temple Owls and has experience playing professionally in Luxembourg and Finland.

High school career[edit]

Hollis-Jefferson played high school basketball at Chester High School in Chester, Pennsylvania. In his junior season, he averaged 10.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.1 blocks per game and lifted the Clippers to a win over Norristown High School to claim the PIAA Class AAAA state title. In the championship game, he faced Khalif Wyatt, his future Temple college teammate. The Philadelphia Inquirer named Hollis-Jefferson second team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania as well. As a senior, he averaged 17.6 points and 10.0 rebounds, recording 25 double-doubles in just 29 games.[1]

Collegiate career[edit]

Hollis-Jefferson played college basketball with the Temple Owls from 2009 to 2013. As a junior, he averaged 5.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. He improved those numbers to 9.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a senior.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After leaving Temple, Hollis-Jefferson signed his first professional contract with AB Contern of the Total League in Luxembourg.[2] He commented on the country, "It was pretty cool. I enjoyed the time there and the people were nice."[2]

In 2014, Hollis-Jefferson returned to his home country to play for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. However, he received limited playing time.[3]

On October 13, 2015, Hollis-Jefferson signed with the Saint John Mill Rats of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL).[4] However, he would never play a game for the team.

In 2016, Hollis-Jefferson signed with the Orangeville A's for the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL). At the end of the season, Hollis-Jefferson was named the Defensive Player of the Year for the league.

In October 2017, Hollis-Jefferson was drafted by the Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA G League. He averaged 9.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. On August 14, 2018, he signed with Kataja BC of the Finnish league.[5]

For the 2019–20 season, Hollis-Jefferson was signed by the Memphis Hustle for training camp, but did not make the final roster.

Personal[edit]

Rahlir is the older brother of Toronto Raptors small forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson bio". OwlSports.com. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Globetrotting ex-Owl Hollis-Jefferson hopes to stick around". Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  3. ^ Vito, Christopher. "Hollis-Jefferson's game continues to develop". Delaware County Daily Times. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Mill Rats Ink Hollis-Jefferson". OurSportsCentral.com. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson signs with Kataja Basket". Sportando. Retrieved August 14, 2018.