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John Holloran
John  Holloran

Men's Basketball (Inducted 1995)



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John Holloran played basketball for four seasons ('73-77) in which his teams were 66-40. Though a very talented point guard, he also was an effective scorer, leading the squad as a senior with a 21.4 point average, shooting 53 percent from the field and 82 percent from the free throw line. He scored 1,374 points in his career, while dealing 421 assists.

In 1976-77, he teamed with Duquesne guard (and long-time Los Angeles Lakers star) Norm Nixon as the first team backcourt on the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League all-conference team. (Better known as the "Eastern Eight, " the conference became the Atlantic 10 in 1983.) In addition, he was named "D.C. Area College Player of the Year" by the Washington Post and earned All-America special mention from The Sporting News.

A native Washingtonian and graduate of St. John's College High School, Holloran earned a law degree at George Mason University in 1985. A partner in a Harrisonburg, Va. law firm, John and his wife, Annette, have three children, Luke, Erin and Nathaniel. Holloran's older brother, Mike, who starred in football and baseball for the Colonials in the late 1960s, was elected to the GW Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.