Eli Holman NBA Draft Profile

Eli Holman NBA Draft ProfileEli Holman, Senior, Power Forward, Detroit



Back in 2007 Eli Holman was part of the highly regarded class heading to Indiana. The most notable name in that class was Eric Gordon, but according to many, Holman was the second best player coming out of high school who was ready to become a Hoosier. However, Holman’s career at IU was brief. He played in just six games as a freshman before suffering a wrist injury and opting to transfer. That was the year Indiana was left in ruins, so moving on was not because Holman could not cut it in the Big Ten.

Holman ended up at Detroit and the 6-10, 255 pound big man immediately made some noise in the Horizon League during the 2009-2010 season. He led the entire conference in rebounding and blocked shots and tallied at least ten points 22 times in 31 games. The following year was more of the same as Holman dominated the paint, averaging 11.8 points and 9.6 rebounds.


Final Projection:

With his size and strength Holman has always been a possible NBA prospect. He may not be the greatest interior scorer around, but he is a beast on the glass and can do the dirty work in the paint. He can certainly fill a role off the bench to come in at the power forward spot and clear space for the more scoring minded center on the team. And on the other end of the floor he can grab a ton of rebounds and play solid defense against just about any power forward out there.


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