Per his personal twitter account, former Saint Mary’s point guard Stephen Holt will be playing for the Atlanta Hawks summer league team.
— Stephen Holt (@SHolt503) June 27, 2014
Holt – to the knowledge of the general public – worked out with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings; Atlanta was not necessarily on the radar, but this is the organization that will give Holt a chance of making an NBA roster in the summer league.
The Hawks participate in the Las Vegas summer league at the Thomas & Mack Center, the home arena of the UNLV Rebels. The showcase style mini-season takes place from July 11th to July 21st, with the first five days serve for seeding purposes, and a culminating tournament will take place in the final six. A team is guaranteed no less than five games in the NBA summer league.
Depending on which other players are invited to participate on the Hawks summer league team, Holt should be in very good company, as the organization has several solid young pieces. As a point guard, Holt will need to be very impressive to wiggle his way on the opening game roster. Jeff Teague and last years first-round draft pick Dennis Schroder are on the payroll, and all signs point to restricted free-agent Shelvin Mack returning. Holt would have much better luck as a shooting guard, where Atlanta only boasts Kyle Korver and Louis Williams.
Overall, Holt has an uphill battle ahead of him, but with his size (6-foot-4) and skill set, he could make his way on an NBA roster, whether it’s with Atlanta or not.