Washington has landed its second transfer of the offseason on Friday with the addition versatile Fresno State graduate transfer Anthony Holland.
Holland, listed as a guard and forward, started 82 games over the past three seasons with the Bulldogs averaging just over seven points and five rebounds per game.
At 6’5, 225-pounds, Holland has the ability to drive and score inside while also shooting a high percentage from 3-point territory. Holland shot 38.7 percent (48 of 124) from deep this past season – better than any Husky – while taking a dozen fewer attempts than Cole Bajema, who led UW in 3-point percentage at 36 percent.
Holland joins University of Portland forward Moses Wood as the newcomers to the team. Since the end of the 2022-23 men’s basketball season seven players have entered the transfer portal with only four slated to return for Mike Hopkins’ seventh season at UW.
Senior forward Keion Brooks Jr. has yet to publicly announce his decision, though it’s expected he will return to school for his final year of eligibility in 2023-24. Both centers, Braxton Meah and Franck Kepnang, along with sophomore guard Koren Johnson are the lone returners as the roster stands.
Both Wood and Holland should be expected to play significant minutes next season for UW, though neither have shown an ability to provide consistent scoring that the squad has lacked for the past four seasons.
Hopkins will have four-star shooting guard Wesley Yates at his disposal as well, though the staff will still need to add at least two or three more players to round out the roster.