Ron Holland of Duncanville has shown that he is one of the best basketball players in the world for his age.
Holland helped the USA Basketball men’s under 16 national team win the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Mexico.
Holland, who is a five star junior power forward, had 21 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday’s game against Argentina.
They won 90-75 in the gold medal game.
Prior to Argentina’s game Holland scored 16 points and 16 rebounds in a 99-81 victory against Canada in the semifinals.
During the tournament Holland averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Holland who is 6’8, and helped Duncanville win the Class 6A state championship last season said, “This feels amazing, I’m glad we got it done. All the stuff we’ve been through since May (USA Junior National Team minicamp), to the (U16) training camp, to building this team, it took a lot. To be around these guys was great, it wasn’t an easy job but we got it done.”
Holland is ranked the #1 player in Texas and the 13th best recruit in the nation in the class of 2023.