D-League Diary: Stephen Holt

Official Release | May 1, 2015

It was a crazy rookie year.  I started in Germany, landed in Cavs camp and ended up here in Canton in the D-League.

I’m really proud of the way our guys finished out the season.  For starters, getting the franchise record 31 wins speaks volumes , especially since we were one of the younger teams in the D-League.  It was pretty impressive the way we came together as a unit down the stretch.

I’ll always remember that decisive game 3 in the playoffs against Sioux Falls.  We were on the road and that was a big-time win.  That win gave us a lot of confidence heading into the Fort Wayne series, but unfortunately sometimes it doesn’t go your way.  We competed like crazy against Fort Wayne and unfortunately that’s just something that we have to learn from.

I’ve always liked the quote, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”.  I’ve been surrounded by great people during my time here in Canton.  From the top on down, coaches, media , players and fans affected me on and off the court. I have everyone’s number so I can always reach out for advice or help when I need it.  It’s great to have that type of support.  It was a pleasure to play for Canton and represent the city for five months.  It’s tough that it’s over.  I’ve built some great relationships that will last a lifetime and I’m very appreciative.

We just ended the season so I haven’t fully decided what I want to do as far as training goes.  Ultimately, the goal is to play in the Summer League and continue to get my name out there and gain exposure.  There is no better way to do so than by playing against the best.  After Summer League, hopefully I’ll have some NBA training camp invites.  The cycle never ends and the grind never ends.  You have to strive to keep getting better and reach your potential.

Thank you Charge fans and the city of Canton for a great season and all of your support!


Stephen Holt


The Charge will begin their fifth year in Canton for the 2015-16 NBA Development League season, tipping off in November.  For information on how to get locked in to Charge Nation for 2015-16, the latest news & video, and more, head to www.CantonCharge.com or call us at 866-444-1944.

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