Aric Holman will be joining the Dallas Mavericks after the team officially announced Wednesday that they were awarded the Owensboro native on a wavier claim. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Owensboro High School standout signed with the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this summer after he went undrafted in 2019 following a four-year college career at Mississippi State.
The Lakers waived Holman from his Exhibit 10 contract on Aug. 26 to make room for Dwight Howard, and the Mavericks
In his stint with the Lakers, Holman (6-10, 225) competed for their California and Las Vegas summer league teams. In three games in Sacramento, he averaged 3.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. In three games in Las Vegas, he averaged 4.5 points, 3.8 boards and 1.0 block.
In 124 career games (78 starts) at MSU, he averaged 8.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game while shooting 50.9 percent (384-of-754) from the field and 38.2 percent (96-of-251) from beyond the arc.
As a senior at OHS in 2018-19, Holman posted averages of 9.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.6 blocks and 24.4 minutes in 34 games (20 starts). He also went 45-of-105 (.429) from deep in 2018-19.