Joe Holland (basketball)
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Joe Holland Basketball

Joe Holland
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Holland from the 1948 Kentuckian
Personal information
Born(1925-09-26)September 26, 1925
DiedSeptember 18, 2010(2010-09-18) (aged 84)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolBenton (Benton, Kentucky)
CollegeKentucky (1945-1948)
NBA draft1948 / Round: -- / Pick: --
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
PositionForward
Number14
Career history
1949-1952Indianapolis Olympians
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Joseph Burnett Holland, Sr. (September 26, 1925 - September 18, 2010) was an American basketball player. He won an NCAA championship at the University of Kentucky and played three years in the National Basketball Association from 1949 to 1952.

Holland, a 6'4 forward from Benton, Kentucky, played for Kentucky from 1945 to 1948. He was a key player for the Wildcats, earning first team All-Southeastern Conference in 1947[1] and playing a key role in helping Adolph Rupp win his first championship as a part of the 1947-48 Wildcats team.

After graduating from UK in 1949, Holland was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1948 BAA Draft. Holland played three seasons with the Indianapolis Olympians, where he was reunited with college teammates Cliff Barker, Ralph Beard, Wah Wah Jones and Jack Parkinson. Holland played three seasons for the Olympians, averaging 5.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in 186 total games.[2]

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