It's certainly not an actual NBA game, but from watching Richaun Holmes in the Philadelphia 76ers 76-62 win over the Boston Celtics in the Utah Jazz Summer League, you can tell that Holmes has the talent to be an NBA player.
Holmes nearly notched a double-double in Tuesday night's contest, scoring 13 points on 5-12 shooting and collecting eight rebounds along with two blocks. The former Bowling Green star was 1-5 from beyond the arc, but showed an improving stroke.
It was Holmes's hustle on both ends of the court that got many excited about his game. He's got a nose for the ball, and this sequence proved to be the showcase of what the 6-foot-8 forward can do:
How about this sequence from Richuan Holmes? Nails a three and then literally grabs the ball from the Celtics guy pic.twitter.com/Wny6vOVjA8— Hustle Belt (@HustleBelt) July 8, 2015
Being able to produce on both offense and defense will get you a spot on an NBA roster, and will also get you attention from those watching and scouting the game.
Holmes needs to get a little bit bigger and round out his game. But he's a shot-blocker/o-rebounder/three shooting PF.— Liberty Ballers (@Liberty_Ballers) July 8, 2015
Richaun Holmes has been fantastic tonight. 13 PTS, 8 REB, 2 BLK, and a ton of energy.— Max Rappaport (@MaxRappaport) July 8, 2015
Richaun Holmes looks like a nice complement to Jahlil Okafor. Protects the rim on D and can stretch the floor on offense.— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) July 8, 2015
The 76ers have tomorrow off, but get back into action on Thursday against the host Jazz at 9 p.m Eastern.