Tu Holloway

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Tu Holloway
Tu Holloway.jpg
Holloway playing for Xavier
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PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1989-08-21) August 21, 1989 (age 29)
Hempstead, New York
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High schoolHarmony Community School
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
CollegeXavier (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Aliağa Petkim
2013–2014Leuven Bears
2014Atléticos de San Germán
2014Guaros de Lara
2014–2015Halcones Rojos Veracruz
2015Guaros de Lara
2015Mets de Guaynabo
2015–2016Texas Legends
2016Guaros de Lara
2016–2017Vanoli Cremona
2017Hapoel Holon
2017Piratas de Quebradillas
2017–2018Hapoel Holon
2018–2019İstanbul BB
2019–presentIncheon ET Land Elephants

Terrell "Tu" Holloway (born August 21, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Piratas de Quebradillas of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN). As a junior at Xavier, he was selected as the 2011 Atlantic 10 Conference player of the year and was named to several All-America teams in the 2010–11 season.

High school career[edit]

Holloway spent three years at Hempstead High School in Hempstead, New York, then transferred to Harmony Prep in Cincinnati. Holloway originally committed to Indiana University, but opted to re-open his commitment following the resignation of coach Kelvin Sampson, eventually choosing Xavier University.[1]

College career[edit]

Holloway was a part-time starter as a freshman, then became the starting point guard as a sophomore, playing alongside future NBA player Jordan Crawford. He averaged 12.1 points and 3.9 assists that year and helped the Musketeers to a 26-9 record and a share of the Atlantic 10 title.

Prior to his junior year, Holloway began using the nickname "Tu" exclusively.[2] The name change signalled a breakout year, as Holloway led the conference in assists (5.4 per game) and finished second in the league in scoring (19.7 points per game). He was selected as the 2011 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball player of the year as he led the Musketeers to another regular-season championship. Holloway was also the only player in NCAA Division I basketball to record two triple-doubles during the season.[3] Holloway also received national recognition as he was named a third-team All-American by both the Associated Press,[4] Fox Sports,[5] and Sporting News magazine.[6]

In December 2011, Holloway received press for his role during and after the game with rival Cincinnati that ended with a brawl between the teams. In a post game press conference, Holloway was quoted as saying "We've got a whole bunch of gangsters in the locker room. Not thugs, but tough guys on the court. And we went out there and zipped them up at the end of the game."[7]

Holloway finished his college career at Xavier as second most in assists and the sixth leading points scorer all time. During his time at Xavier he was known for his clutch ability and being cool and calm under pressure.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Holloway joined the Toronto Raptors for the 2012 NBA Summer League.[8] On September 25, Holloway signed a contract with the Dallas Mavericks,[9] but on October 2, he was waived by the team.[10] On November 4, he signed with Aliağa Petkim in Turkey.[11]

In June, 2013, Holloway signed with the Leuven Bears of the Basketball League Belgium.[12] On February 16, 2014 Leuven and Holloway reached an mutual agreement to dissolve his contract.[13] Holloway averaged 17.3 points per game in 19 Ethias League games for Leuven.

On June 18, 2015, Holloway signed with Mets de Guaynabo of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional.[14]

On October 22, 2015, Holloway signed with the Dallas Mavericks,[15] only to be waived by the team two days later.[16] On October 31, he signed the Texas Legends as an affiliate player.[17] On February 9, 2016, he was named in the West All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game as a replacement for Elliot Williams, who left the D-League, after averaging 20.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 35.7 minutes in 30 games.[18] On April 1, he was waived by the Legends after sustaining a season-ending injury.[19] On April 8, he returned to Guaros de Lara, making his debut the same day in a win over Gaiteros del Zulia.[20][21]

On July 20, 2016, Holloway signed with the Italian team Vanoli Cremona.[22] On February 1, 2017, he parted ways with Cremona.[23] Six days later, he signed with Israeli club Hapoel Holon for the rest of the season.[24] On June 29, 2017, he signed with the Piratas de Quebradillas of Puerto Rico for the rest of the 2017 BSN season.[25] On August 11, 2017, Holloway led Piratas de Quebradillas to win the 2017 BSN championship and was named Finals MVP.[26]

On July 21, 2017, Holloway returned to Hapoel Holon for a second stint, signing a one-year deal.[27] On March 17, 2018, Holloway recorded a season-high 28 points, along with 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, and led Holon to an 86–81 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv. Three days later, Holloway was named Israeli League Round 20 MVP.[28] Holloway helped Holon to win the 2018 Israeli State Cup, as well as reaching the 2018 Israeli League Final. In 35 games played during the 2017–18 season, Holloway averaged 15.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.3 blocks per game.

On July 28, 2018, Holloway signed with the Turkish team İstanbul BB for the 2018–19 season.[29]


  1. ^ "Ex-Indiana recruit Holloway receives final open scholarship from Xavier". ESPN.com. April 24, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  2. ^ "No more Terrell Holloway on XU roster; guard changes his name to 'Tu' Holloway". WCPO.com. August 25, 2010. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2011.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  3. ^ "Atlantic 10 Announces 2010-11 Men's Basketball All-Conference Honorees". Atlantic10.com. March 7, 2011. Archived from the original on March 12, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2011.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  4. ^ "UConn's Kemba Walker Named To AP All-America First Team". blogs.courant.com. March 28, 2011. Archived from the original on July 13, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  5. ^ Goodman, Jeff (Mar 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". Fox Sports. Fox Sports Interactive Media. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  6. ^ "Xavier's Tu Holloway Named Third Team All-American". Atlantic10.com. March 23, 2011. Archived from the original on March 12, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2011.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  7. ^ "February 9". ESPN.com. February 9, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
  8. ^ "Holloway playing with Toronto". Cincinnati.com. July 3, 2012. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2012.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  9. ^ "Mavericks add three to training camp roster". ESPN.com. September 27, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  10. ^ "Training Camp Report: Day 4 - Mavs make cuts, Collison takes the wheel". NBA.com. October 2, 2012. Archived from the original on November 14, 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2012.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  11. ^ "Aliaga Petkim inks Tu Holloway". Sportando.com. November 4, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
  12. ^ "Tu Holloway to Stella Artois Leuven Bears". Ethias League. June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  13. ^ "Leuven Bears dissolves contract Tu Holloway" (in Dutch). hln.be. February 16, 2014. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  14. ^ "Tu Holloway replaces Cedric Jackson with Mets de Guaynabo". Sportando.com. June 18, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  15. ^ "Mavs add Tu Holloway to preseason roster". Mavs.com. October 22, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  16. ^ "Mavericks waive Sam Dalembert, Brandon Ashley, Tu Holloway, Jamil Wilson". InsideHoops.com. October 24, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  17. ^ "Legends Complete Two Trades, Announce 2015-16 Training Camp Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  18. ^ "Tu Holloway Named as Replacement Player in 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game". NBA.com. February 9, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  19. ^ "NBA D-League Transactions". NBA.com. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  20. ^ "Holloway comes back to Guaros". Latinbasket.com. April 9, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  21. ^ "SIN SORPRESA". GuarosBBC.com (in Spanish). April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  22. ^ "Vanoli Cremona inks Tu Holloway". Sportando.com. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  23. ^ "Vanoli Cremona signs Darius Johnson-Odom, parts ways with Tu Holloway". Sportando.com. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  24. ^ "Hapoel Holon inks Tu Holloway". Sportando.com. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  25. ^ "Piratas fichan a Tu Holloway para la postemporada". piratasbsnpr.com (in Spanish). June 29, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  26. ^ "Tu Holloway Leads Piratas To Puerto Rico Title". blacktoptv.com. August 11, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  27. ^ "טו הולוואיי ממשיך לעונה שניה בחולון". hapoelholon.co.il (in Hebrew). July 21, 2017. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  28. ^ "מצטיין המחזור ה-20: טו הולוואי". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  29. ^ "Tu Holloway signs with Istanbul BSB". Sportando.basketball. July 28, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018.

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