Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Former Bruin Ryan Hollins Recalled by Bobcats

By Bruin Basketball Report

Former Bruin Ryan Hollins was recalled from the NBDL by the Charlotte Bobcats and may see action later this week.

A second-round pick in the 2006 draft, Hollins had been assigned by the Bobcats to their NBDL affiliate Forth Worth Flyers on November 22.   

Bobcats Coach Bernie Bickerstaff was impressed with Hollins' athleticism and presence in the middle and wanted him to continue his development playing everyday in the D-league rather than just sit on the Bobcat bench.

Hollins played extremely well during his short five-game stint with the Flyers.  He was averaging a double-double, 12.2 points and 10.4 rebounds, as well as 2.0 blocks a game.  His play helped lead the Flyers to an NBDL best record of 7-1.

The former John Muir Pasadena HS star missed the past week with a mild ankle sprain but is currently practicing with the Bobcats.

Although it might appear Hollins was recalled as a result of an ankle injury suffered by Bobcats' forward Sean May last weekend, the Bobcats had already planned for Hollins to come back in December.

The idea, Bickerstaff said, was to avoid Hollins feeling detached from the parent club. Under current rules, they can still send Hollins to the D-league two more times and still retain his rights.

(photo credit: NBA)



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