Hapoel Holon inked Kevin Hervey for the balance of the 2023/24 season to bolster their front court following the injury to Justin Smith. The 27-year old Hervey began the season with Reggio Emilia where he averaged 15.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 25 minutes per game.
Amit Sherf, Holon’s head coach, commented on Kevin’s signing, “I’m happy that we were able to sign a high profile player like Kevin Hervey. Kevin will play both forward positions which will give us both shooting and creation as well as the ability to finish in the paint.”
“This is a player with amazing energy, who played with high-quality teams and has experience along with the proven ability to play at the top levels after featuring in the Eurocup. I’m sure he will quickly connect with the team and the fans. I would like to thank the club’s management for responding quickly to Justin’s injury and making it possible to sign a player of Kevin’s caliber.”
Holon will be its fourth stop in Europe, after having begun his post Atlantic career in 2020/21 with Lokomotiv Kuban where he scored 10.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and one assist per game in the VTB League. In Eurocup play, he scored 13.5 points, picked up 6.6 rebounds and grabbed 2.2 steals per game.
From there is was on to Bologna where he helped the club win the Eurocup while averaging 9.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20 minutes per game. Hervey is a graduate of University of Texas Arlington where he finished his senior season with an average of 20.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He was then selected 57th overall by the Oklahoma Thunder in the 2018 NBA Draft and became the fourth ever player from his university to feature in the World’s Greatest League.
With the Thunder, Hervey played in 10 games on a two-way contract and scored 1.9 points while picking up 1.3 rebounds. With Oklahoma’s G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue he averaged 12.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.