John Holland Returns to Charge

Official Release | December 9, 2016

The Canton Charge, powered by the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, have acquired returning player G/F John Holland and waived G/F Stedmon Lemon, General Manager Mike Gansey announced today.

Holland (6-5, 205, Boston University) played in 37 games for Canton in 2015-16 (30 starts) and averaged 16.0 points on .520 shooting and .852 from the free-throw line with 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30.4 minutes per game. In Canton’s two-game sweep in the opening round of the 2016 NBA D-League playoffs, Holland started both games and averaged 28.5 points on .625 shooting with 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 39.5 minutes per game.

Holland received a Gatorade NBA Call-Up from the Boston Celtics following Canton’s playoff series win.  He was waived by Boston in September and signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers for 2016 training camp.  Holland appeared in three games for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the preseason, averaging 10.7 points, 1.0 rebound and 1.0 assist in 18.8 minutes per game.

Lemon appeared in five games for the Charge, averaging 4.0 points and 1.8 rebounds in 8.2 minutes per contest.  He was the 85th overall selection by the Charge in the 2016 NBA D-League Draft.  The Charge roster stands at 12, with 10 active and two inactive players.

Canton hits the road next for their first-ever matchup against the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) on Friday, December 9th at 8:00 p.m.  The first 1,500 fans at the Canton Civic Center on Saturday, December 10th, at 7:00 p.m. against the Erie BayHawks (Orlando Magic) will receive a Cavs Championship Cap, with tickets starting at just $8!  Get locked in as a member of Charge Nation for the rest of the 2016-17 season and get a host of benefits that start immediately! For Charge Nation Memberships, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to or call 866-444-1944.

The Canton Charge are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League, both of which play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.

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