But Holden was initially unimpressed with Lin's on-court abilities, and told Lin's high school basketball coach, Peter Diepenbrock, that Lin was a "Division III player".Later that week, Holden saw Lin playing in a much more competitive game, driving to the basket at every opportunity with the "instincts of a killer", and Lin became a top priority for him."Most colleges start recruiting a guy in the first five minutes they see him because he runs really fast, jumps really high, does the quick, easy thing to evaluate," Walters said.Lin added, "I just think in order for someone to understand my game, they have to watch me more than once, because I'm not going to do anything that's extra flashy or freakishly athletic." In July 2005, then-Harvard assistant coach Bill Holden saw that Lin was 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall, which fit the physical attributes he was seeking, and he had a 4.2 grade point average in high school, which met Harvard's academic standards.He was waived by the Warriors and the Houston Rockets the following preseason before joining the New York Knicks early in the 2011–12 season.Lin continued to be played sparingly and again spent time in the D-League.Lin grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned Northern California Player of the Year honors as a senior in high school.
He made 27 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds in an 82–70 win over the 17th-ranked Boston College Eagles, three days after the Eagles defeated No. In his senior year (2009–10), Lin averaged 16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.4 steals, and 1.1 blocks, and was again a unanimous selection for the All-Ivy League First Team.
The coach also noticed that Lin always arrived early for practice and left late.
Lin studied and rehearsed Steve Nash's and other top point guards' pick-and-roll plays.
is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012, which generated a global craze known as "Linsanity".
She was criticized by her friends for letting Lin play so much basketball, but let him play the game he enjoyed.