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Former Red Devil standout Aric Holman signs professional contract in Germany

August 10, 2020 | 5:17 pm

Updated August 10, 2020 | 7:05 pm

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Explosiveness and a good touch on the outside, the versatile Aric Holman complements the Ulm Big Men lineup. Holman most recently played for the Texas Legends, the G-League team of the Dallas Mavericks, on the floor. For the 23-year-old, who has a one-year contract, ratiopharm ulm is the first station outside the USA.

Born in Owensboro, the youngest of five siblings, Holman led Owensboro High School to the Kentucky State Championship in 2015, the first title since 1980. As a finalist for the Kentucky Mr. Basketball award Holman then decided from more than 40 offers to move to Mississippi State University. 

The decisive factor was the prospect of working with coach Ben Howland, who during his time at UCLA had already made a decisive contribution to developing players like Kevin Love, Russel Westbrook and Jrue Holiday on their way to the NBA. 

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“Most of the Kentucky players go to Western Kentucky, Kentucky or Louisville Universities. But I wanted to go my own way and took the chance with Coach Howland,” Holman said.

While he missed ten games in the first year due to an injury, he used the time off the field to get involved in charitable projects. Back on the floor, Holman developed into a dreaded stretch four, i.e. a power forward who also has a good throw. In his third year at college he set personal bests – in 37 games for the Mississippi Bulldogs he scored almost eleven points per game and also impressed with a 44 percent quota of three, as well as an average of 6.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. 

In his senior year, Holman set similarly strong scores (9.5 pps, 43% 3s, 6.2 pps, 1.6 bps) and helped Mississippi State University participate in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. which should pay off. While he missed ten games in the first year due to an injury, he used the time off the field to get involved in charitable projects. Back on the floor, Holman developed into a dreaded stretch four, i.e. a power forward who also has a good throw. 

In his third year at college he set personal bests – in 37 games for the Mississippi Bulldogs he scored almost eleven points per game and also impressed with a 44 percent quota of three, as well as an average of 6.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. In his senior year, Holman set similarly strong scores (9.5 pps, 43% 3s, 6.2 pps, 1.6 bps) and helped Mississippi State University participate in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. which should pay off. While he missed ten games in the first year due to an injury, he used the time off the field to get involved in charitable projects. 

Back on the floor, Holman developed into a dreaded stretch four, i.e. a power forward who also has a good throw. In his third year at college he set personal bests – in 37 games for the Mississippi Bulldogs he scored almost eleven points per game and also impressed with a 44 percent quota of three, as well as an average of 6.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. 

“Aric was one of the TOP100 Prospects 2019 after his college days and, although he was not drafted, was already on the verge of an NBA engagement. With him we have found another versatile player who can provide highlights at both ends of the field with his style of play, ”describes Dr. Thomas Stoll on the newcomer from Ulm.

Information for this story was taken from a ratiopharm ulm press release.

August 10, 2020 | 5:17 pm

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