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Jarius "JR" Holder Named NBLC Sixth Man of the Year

May 20, 2020 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) News Release

The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Jarius (JR) Holder of the Sudbury Five has been named Sixth Man of the Year for the 2019-20 season.

Holder, a 6'6" forward who played collegiately at Jacksonville University was the Five's leading scorer off the bench averaging 19.7 points per game on 49.5 FG%. His 44.5 3PFG% is good for fourth overall in the league.

"The decision of bringing JR off the bench in the beginning of the season had nothing to do with him not being good enough to start, he could start on any team in this league.", said head coach and GM Logan Stutz. "I felt It gave him a better look at our system and my style of play. Then when he got in he could dominate, which he did. It's special as a coach to see a player take on any role you give him and master it"

Holder added, "I want to thank the league for awarding me with 6th Man of the Year. This award means a lot to me because it shows that you don't always have to start to make an impact on the outcome of the game. I also would like to thank my coaches, teammates and training staff for putting their trust in me. GO FIVE!"

Holder's 49.5 FG% rank him third all time amongst previous Sixth Man award winners.

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