New Jersey Forward Plays Tough At IS8

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game of Johnny Holland ...

IS8 is a wonderful league to test your physical and mental strengths in the game of basketball. Some of the top talent in the area competes at this weekly Fall League. And Johnny Holland has been pretty good playing for the Gym Bad Boyz.

Holland, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound forward who is attending St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, New Jersey, displayed some top level athletic skills during the first round of the IS8 playoffs this week.

"I am trying to improve all parts of my game," Holland said after his team defeated The Royal Family, 88-84. "I want to improve my handle, my strength and my shooting."

Holland finished the game with 20 points, 12 in the first half. Johnny slammed a few home, drove to the basket effectively, and was tough inside.

As a post grad, Holland hopes to make an impression on division one schools. It's early for him but playing for St. Benedict's will give him plenty of exposure.

"St. Peter's has offered me," Holland said. "I'm still open. I am working hard."

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