The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Wednesday (late Wednesday, PHL time) that they have signed undrafted Fil-Am guard Stephen Holt, bringing their training camp roster to 18 players.
The 6’4″ Holt, who played all four seasons of his collegiate career with Saint Mary’s, normed 15.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 0.8 steals in his senior year, before joining the 2014 NBA Draft.
Despite going undrafted, he was able to carve out a niche on the Atlanta Hawks’ Summer League squad. In five games, he put up 8.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals, while shooting 45.5 percent from downtown.
While the Hawks wanted to bring him into training camp, Holt instead signed with German team MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg. However, the possibility of playing alongside LeBron James might have been too strong for Holt to resist. Either that or he had some very generous NBA outs in his contract.
Should Holt make it onto the team as the Cavs’ third-string point guard, behind Kyrie Irving and Matthew Dellavedova, and ahead of Chris Crawford and AJ Price, he’d be the second Fil-Am from this draft class in the NBA, in addition to LA Laker Jordan Clarkson. It’s also possible that the Cavs will send him to their NBA-DL affiliate in the hopes of grooming him for a future role.