Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Hollins Drafted By Bobcats

By Bruin Basketball Report

The Charlotte Bobcats selected UCLA's Ryan Hollins with their second round selection and 50th overall pick in the NBA draft.

Hollins averaged 7.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 33 games last season.

"I'm elated for Ryan and excited for his new NBA career with the Charlotte Bobcats," said Bruin head coach Ben Howland. "He had an exceptional finish to his senior season, helping to lead us to the NCAA Final. I predict Ryan will have a long and productive career as a professional basketball player."

He improved his draft stock tremendously in the NCAA Tournament when he averaged 10.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game, and was named the Oakland Regional MOP.

The former basketball and track star from Pasadena High School worked out for a number of NBA teams and impressed scouts with his size and athleticism.

Earlier in the day, the Bobcats selected Gonzaga's Adam Morrison in the first-round with the third overall pick.

Hollins will have the opportunity to compete for a spot on the Bobcats' front-court which currently includes Primoz Brezec, Melvin Ely, Emeka Okafor, and Sean May.



At Jun 28, 2006, 9:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlotte has a weak frontline, Ryan has a real chance to make the team.

Good Luck Ryan!

At Jul 1, 2006, 7:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he can build on the athleticism that he showed in the tourney, then he has a real good chance of making the roster. However I'm curious to find out if hes physical enough to handle the banging of NBA centers.


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