David Holston is small in size, but also a giant in disguise Georgios Kyriakidis - Sep 27, 2020 11:19 AM An undersized point guard and a formidable scorer, who overcomes his minuscule stature with heart and â¦ Or Earl Boykins, a 5-5 point guard who played in the NBA for about a decade before recently taking a multimillion dollar contract with a pro team in Italy. "If he was taller, he'd be Michael Jordan or something.". He quickly earned a full scholarship and, this season, has helped lead his team to their first winning record in more than 20 years. He's strong -- all the attributes to play on the next level.". #BasketballCL ...... 18/01/2021 11:28 - Benjamin Sene marquait 13 points samedi dernier contre Dijon avec 40% de 2 points et 75% de 3 points ! "He just says it.". Carl Montgomery, a sophomore forward on the team, tells stories about Holston's hyped-up, rants in the locker room. Holston came to Chicago State, a commuter school on the city's far South Side, as a walk-on. Per BCL: âWith six games down, it seems like we have a much clearer picture â¦ OT1 | 02:23. #GoBBD.... 18/01/2021 00:00 - Watch the full game between JDA Dijon and Tofas Bursa from Gameday 7 of the FIBA Basketball Champions League 2020/21. One of those can be credited to a 5-foot-8 player (Chicago Stateâs David Holston in 2008â09), and zero came from 5-foot-10 players. Per Günther split two free throws with 4.0 seconds left to give Artland one more chance and David Holston was ever so close to another huge game-winner. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) â Christian Bishop had a go-ahead dunk with 0.8 seconds left and the 11th-ranked Creighton Bluejays held off a late rally to beat the Providence Friars 67-65 on Saturday. Martha Irvine is an AP national writer. He has the smarts. "David has the skills," Hunter says after an afternoon practice with the Bulls, a team he recently joined to help mentor some of that team's young talent. If anything, that just made the younger Holston try harder -- something he learned from watching his parents get up before the sun rose to work 12-hour shifts at General Motors, all to give him and his two sisters a better life than they had. But his new coach, Benjy Taylor, wanted more from him. David Lighty (198-F/G-88, college: Ohio St.) connected for 9 points in the defeat. "David never would give up no matter how challenging a drill was. The American point guard capped it off himself with a layup 7:24 from the end of the third frame, stretching the lead to 50-29. When he finds out she's told on him, he looks a bit embarrassed. He flashes a big smile when the subject of his stats comes up. "That's usually how it was.". And that means overcoming the stigma of his height, says Lindsey Hunter, a guard with the Chicago Bulls who's been mentoring Holston since they met at church when Holston was in seventh grade and Hunter was playing for the Detroit Pistons. Frazier also forced â¦ Then he quickly brings it back to the team, as his father has taught him. He wouldn't stop until he got it. David Holston, an 18-year-old from ... A couple of varsity basketball players were holding a dunk contest when the Muskegon High football team's starting right tackle lumbered into the gymnasium. They howl when he guards players who are well over a foot taller than he is (though the laughter usually stops when they're guarding him and he manages to sink shots, anyway). #BasketballCL ▻▻ Subscribe ...... 11/01/2021 00:00 - Watch the full game between ERA Nymburk and JDA Dijon from Gameday 9 of the FIBA Basketball Champions League 2020/21. Limited Editions: Joseph Holston Prints, 1974-2010, A Retrospective organized by the David C. Driskell Center and co-curated by Lisa Hodermarsky, the Stuphin Family Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery and Dr. Robert E. Steele, Executive Director of the David C. Driskell â¦ The Dunk (Perseverance) is a work of art by Ernie Barnes depicting an African-American woman dunking a basketball. 31 â¦ "I don't think he believes it," she says. David McCray and Bastian Doreth hit from downtown for the visitors, but Lighty buried one triple for ASVEL and Yohann Sangare made it 69-59 at the end of the third. He's quick. 71 - 77. Holston's girlfriend, Bonita Jones, has seen that intensity, too. By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com The seventh Gameday of the 2019-20 Basketball Champions League Regular Season is coming next week. David Holston (173-PG-86, college: Chicago St.) delivered 16 points for the Cup winners. Frankfurt ease past Oldenburg The third-longest winning streak belongs to FRAPORT SKYLINERS as Frankfurt took down EWE Baskets Oldenburg 93-74 for their fourth â¦ "My dad says it'll be the first time I'll see him cry," Holston says of his pending graduation. Holston wants the degree, too. Every kid won't do that.". Today, though the team roster at Chicago State lists the senior guard at 5-foot-8, he'll tell you frankly that he's more like "5-6 and half, or 5-7." Davis carries Navy past Georgetown 78-71 â Cam Davis hit 5 of 7 3-pointers and scored 28 points, tying his career high, and Navy defeated Georgetown 78-71 on Tuesday night. Joe Stageman says Houston plays like he thinks heâs better than he is, but meant it was a compliment. He quickly graduated to plastic toy hoops and then, at age 7, to a 10-foot rim in the driveway of his parents' Pontiac, Mich., home. "If you sleep on your back, you'll grow taller," he recently told her. The Dunk (Perseverance) Ernie Barnes. 2-leading scorer heading into the game with 28.3 points per game, to 17 points on 6-of-19 shooting. OT1 ... David Holston 2pt fadeaway jump shot missed. Senior guard Chester Frazier limited Chicago Stateâs David Holston, the nationâs No. This week, BCL looks back at the first six rounds and picks out ten candidates for the MVP award.. He was very introverted," says Taylor, who worked with him to be a more vocal leader. Jackson hit a three for the hosts, and Georgi â¦ Fans from opposing teams often call him "Gary Coleman," a reference to the diminutive actor. Though he was winning free-throw competitions by age 9, teams he wanted to play with would say, "This kid? He knows some question whether he'd be as good a shooter against better Division I college teams, though he had 33 points in a loss at Marquette this season, and 22 against an up-and-coming Northwestern squad. Holston kept his head down and tried to lead by example. Game Details Date 12/11/19 Time 7:00 PM Attendance 7577 Site Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, KS Referees Marques Pettigrew, Mike Eades, Joe DeRosa VIEW Match History vs Alabama St. No matter how often the pint-sized boy asked him to lower it, his dad refused. A layup from Seiferth made it 72-74. Now he's ready for his next hurdle, persuading the scouts that he's ready to play in the pros. Wire index, Indiana G Blackmon (knee) out rest of summer, Memphis grants Nichols unconditional release, NCAA must pay $44.5M for O'Bannon legal fees, Mason leads Kansas-infused Team USA to gold, Battle chooses Syracuse after spurning Michigan. Back in May, Leonard Part VII made a three-point play and a three-pointer in the final 30 seconds of regulation as his Storm team took the Mustangs to overtime. Deliberately named for the biblical giant-slayer, Holston is a David among the Goliaths ... a shorter guy who recently won the NBA slam dunk competition during the All Star weekend. "He gets so mad at me when I say anything about stats," he says of his dad, who's also focused on his son getting his college degree. Performs with a lot of confidence. He went on to help his team at Avondale High School in Auburn Hills, Mich., win a state Class B championship. "Now I can't get him to shut up," he adds, chuckling. But he's holding on to his dream, the one he's had since his dad put up that tall hoop in the driveway. The key stretch began with a dunk by Adrien. The LNB All-Star Game is the annual All-Star Game that is organised by France's professional club basketball governing body, the LNB.The LNB organizes both of the top two French men's pro club competitions, the top-level LNB Pro A, and the second-level LNB Pro B.The event was first held in 1987, and is loosely based on â¦ DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell dunk made. But the Dragons rallied behind three triples from Hill and one from Holston. "No big deal," he says -- though his girlfriend has heard differently. "It's surprising," he says. If that were the case, he also might endure fewer taunts about his height. "I had to deal with it," the younger Holston says, shrugging. He compares Holston to the New York Knicks' Nate Robinson, a shorter guy who recently won the NBA slam dunk competition during the All Star weekend. Berkan Durmaz defensive rebound. Jordan Taylor (187-PG-89, college: Wisconsin, agency: Pensack Sports) produced 17 points for ASVEL. He is a hedonist who, due to his sheer talent, believes he can live outside â¦ No, he can't play," says his father, Charles Holston. ... David Holston had 33 points for Chicago State (1-1), including seven â¦ With Dijon leading by a relatively fragile 34-26 right before the three-minute mark in the second quarter, David Holston drilled a triple to instigate the burst. The Slam Dunk Contest champion had 23 points in the finals and later played at Kansas and in the NBA. His mom is about the same height as her son. Bryce Taylor of Muenchen scores with a slam dunk during the match between FC Bayern Muenchen and EWE Baskets ... David Holston of Artland is challenged by Bryce Taylor of Berlin during the Beko Basketball Bundesliga ... Bryce Taylor of Muenchen fights for the ball with David Logan of Berlin during the Beko BBL â¦ 3. "When I first got here, he wouldn't talk. "I just have to play my game," the soft-spoken 23-year-old point guard is fond of saying, "and play harder than other people.". His dad is 5-9. 12/01/2021 22:48 - Watch the highlights from the game between JDA Dijon and Tofas Bursa from Gameday 7 of the FIBA Basketball Champions League 2020/21. He's known that since way back, when he spent hours at that driveway hoop perfecting his shot and pretending he was playing one-on-one games against former NBA star Penny Hardaway. Tags : RASHEED SULAIMON, JDA DIJON â¦ Triples from Mateusz Ponitka and Wes Wilkinson sparked Ostend's 2-17 run that spanned the final six minutes of the first quarter and the first 60 seconds of the second. "He has the ability. It follows the story of Hugh Knight, a rising heart surgeon who is gifted, charming and infallible. NCAAM News. He thought about playing community college ball, but decided to follow his friend and now teammate John Cantrell to Chicago State, not exactly known as a basketball powerhouse, but worth a shot. It wasn't about pressure or punishment, they both say -- just preparation for the reality that was ahead of or, rather, above him. 16/01/2021 20:22 - David Holston (16 points) Highlights vs. Boulazac, 01/16/2021 Soyez au coeur de l'action grâce aux highlights de la JDA Dijon Basket ! She can be reached at mirvine(at)ap.org or via http://myspace.com/irvineap, This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. "He is sweet, but he's also very driven," Jones, a 21-year-old sprinter on the Chicago State track team. Janning and Blassingame tried to change things for Cibona but Grunheid followed a dunk with a triple for a 79-63 score, enough for Quakenbrueck to keep an 82-71 edge after 30 minutes. CHICAGO -- David Holston's family never let his small stature stand in his way. Hunter saw the younger Holston's quiet determination immediately. And I was like, 'OK, that's unique.' The independent Cougars (18-13) wind up their season Monday against Houston Baptist. Join Facebook to connect with Sidney Holston and others you may know. 19/01/2021 21:28 - Watch the highlights from the game between Keravnos and JDA Dijon from Gameday 11 of the FIBA Basketball Champions League 2020/21. Deliberately named for the biblical giant-slayer, Holston is a David among the Goliaths -- unassuming and sometimes discounted because of his size, but armed with a killer shot. His grandmother balled two socks together and made a basketball rim out of a clothes hanger when he was just a toddler. #BasketballCL ▻▻ Subscribe ...... 06/01/2021 21:11 - Watch the highlights from the game between ERA Nymburk and JDA Dijon from Gameday 9 of the FIBA Basketball Champions League 2020/21. For Holston, having to prove himself -- again -- is nothing new. He'd rather talk about the things he CAN do to help him get into the pros, bulking up in the weight room or improving his defensive skills. Finals MVP: DeMarcus Nelson (193-PG-85) of ASVEL Player of the Year: David Holston (168-PG-86) of Dijon Guard of the Year: David Holston (168-PG-86) of Dijon Forward of the Year: Vitalis Chikoko (208-F/C-91) of Levallois Center of the Year: Youssoupha Fall (221-C-95) of Strasbourg Bosman Player of the Year: Dee Bost (188-G-89) of Monaco Import Player of the Year: David Holston â¦ Holston casually insists that his height doesn't bother him. "You need to learn on regulation size," Charles Holston said, fully aware that his son would probably never become a regulation-sized kind of basketball player. So he assembled their own rec league team when David was in middle school. "He never had a breaking point," Hunter says. Anthony King collected 18 points plus 10 rebounds for the Dragons, while David Holston had 11 points and 6 assists in defeat. Short, yes -- but still a powerful presence on the court, ranked among the top five scorers nationally both in total points and points per game. Still, when he graduated, no scholarship offers came his way. Lawrence Hill and Holston struck from downtown in an 8-0 run which broke the game open, 64-49. For his father, it represents perhaps the biggest giant his son could slay. 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