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NKU Men's Basketball Adds Another Piece to the Roster

Yesterday, the Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team announced the signing of guard LaVone Holland who will join the team this coming fall and have three years of eligibility remaining. Holland is also eligible to compete immediately for the Norse.

“I am very excited to add LaVone to our team here at Northern Kentucky University,” said head coach John Brannen. “LaVone’s athleticism, length and versatility will be a another great fit for our style of play. He has had an impact on winning his entire career, from his days at Louisville’s Ballard High School to playing for one of the top junior colleges in the country at Coffeyville Community College this past year. Norse fans will enjoy getting to know LaVone and his family over the next three years. “

Holland is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, where he played at the aforementioned Ballard High School. After studying at the College of Southern Idaho, the 6-foot-1 guard attended Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas. He helped lead the Jayhawks to a 26-6 overall record, averaging 13.8 points per game on the strength of 50 percent shooting from the floor. Holland also averaged 2.3 assists per contest.

“I’d like to first thank both God and my family for leading me to this wonderful opportunity,” said Holland. “ I also want to thank the entire NKU coaching staff and fans for welcoming me with a lot of love. Norse up!”

Staff report/Photo via Coffeyville Community College Athletics