Wilbur Holland

Wilbur Holland (born November 8, 1951) is a retired American basketball player.

Wilbur Holland
Personal information
Born (1951-11-08) November 8, 1951 (age 69)
Columbus, Georgia
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1975 / Round: 5 / Pick: 75th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career1975–1983
PositionPoint guard
Number20, 12
Career history
1975–1976Atlanta Hawks
19761979Chicago Bulls
1980–1981Scavolini Pesaro
1981–1983Tours BC
Career NBA statistics
Points3,760 (13.6 ppg)
Rebounds842 (3.1 rpg)
Assists922 (3.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

A 6'0" guard from Columbus, Georgia, Holland played college basketball at Morristown College and the University of New Orleans, where he led his team in scoring for two seasons (1973–75). During his senior year, he earned Division II Second Team All-America honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.[1]

Upon graduating from college, Holland was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the fifth round of the 1975 NBA Draft. After one season with the Hawks, during which he averaged 5.8 points per game, he signed with the Chicago Bulls, and he remained with the Bulls until 1979. In the 1977 NBA Playoffs, Holland got into a fight with the Portland Trail Blazers Herm Gilliam. Holland's statistically strongest NBA season occurred in 1977-78, during which he averaged 16.6 points, 3.8 assists, 2.0 steals, and 3.6 rebounds. He ranked among the NBA's top ten in total steals twice in his career (in 1976-77 and 1977–78).[2]

In 2002, Holland was inducted into the Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame.[3]