Ron Holland is a relentless worker and proven winner at one of the most competitive basketball programs in the country.
In his last two seasons at Duncanville High School, Holland helped his team to a 64-2 record and a state championship in his junior season. During that span, he showed the dynamic traits that make him one of the best prospects in the 2024 NBA draft.
Watching Holland’s tape, it’s obvious his physical skills are impressive, while he’s developing the edges that could make him a valuable starter in the league.
Slasher on offense – Holland is a prototypical modern wing at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds. He’s shown the ability to attack off the dribble and finish at the basket. He shot 69 percent on 2-point field goals in his junior season.
Sees the floor – Some wing players struggle with seeing the floor while dribbling the ball at a young age, but not Holland. He’s always looking up in transition and can put the ball on the money with great passing ability.
Attacks in transition – Holland is a downhill offensive talent. He can get to his spot on nearly any defender and finishes through contact.
Relentless motor – Holland already has the qualities of a switchable defensive player who has the potential to guard all five positions with a 7-foot-1 wingspan. Whether in the post, on the perimeter, or helping off the ball, he doesn’t stop working to get the stop.
Shot contest – He’s not the best shot blocker, but Holland does a good job of contesting shots and making life difficult on jump shooters.
Rebounding – He does a great job of tracking the ball off the rim, both offensively and defensively. Should be a plus rebounder as soon as he enters the NBA.
– The jump shot is still developing. He shot 30 percent from 3 and 68 percent from the free throw line his junior year, but his mechanics have improved. Could turn into a very good stretch four down the line.
– Still a bit raw overall as an offensive player
– For someone who will likely play a power forward position in the NBA, Holland isn’t a great rim protector. He’s very good in other defensive areas, it might not matter.
Projected Draft Range
Top three pick
Thinner Scottie Barnes, Bilal Coulibaly
Ideal NBA Fits
Every team could use a good defensive wing, but teams like Portland, Charlotte and Indiana could prioritize him.
Holland fits the prototypical big wing player that embodies modern basketball. He’s got the length, size and motor to be one of the best defensive players in basketball. With fine-tuning of his offensive game, Holland is one of the few players in the 2024 draft class with all-star upside.