Monday, July 31, 2006

Bobcats Sign Ryan Hollins To NBA Contract

By Bruin Basketball Report

The Bobcats have signed second-round draft choice Ryan Hollins to an NBA contract. Terms of the agreement were not released.

"We were fortunate to get a player of his size and athleticism with the 50th pick," Charlotte coach and general manager Bernie Bickerstaff said. "He will have an opportunity to earn playing time with our team as he continues to develop."

Hollins averaged 7.0 points and 4.8 rebounds as a senior at UCLA last season. His stellar performance at center during the NCAA tournament helped propel the Bruins to the championship game against Florida.

"I have waited for this day to come for a long time," Hollins said. "I am thrilled to be joining a first-class organization and to have the opportunity to be a part of something special.

"This is a really talented team with a great coaching staff. I look forward to being a part of the Charlotte community and getting to know the fans."

Hollins played in only one game for the Bobcats' summer league team in Orlando before spraining his right ankle.



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