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Who are Chet Holmgren's parents and how tall are they?

Joshua Rogers June 23, 2022
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Chet’s Holmgren’s dad Dave Holmgren went viral last season over his old-school camcorder. Here we take a look at Chet Holmgren’s parents.

The NBA Draft is here and one of the top prospects is Chet Holmgren. The 7-foot and 195-pound center played college basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and against the San Francisco Dons last season, Chet Holmgren’s father went viral.

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Chet Holmgren’s dad went viral with camcorder

Last season, the No.1 seed Gonzaga beat No.4 seed San Francisco Dons 81-71. It meant the Zags headed back to the West Coast Conference tournament title game for the 25th straight year.

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However, one of the viral moments from the game came when Chet Holmgren’s dad Dave Holmgren was spotted filming the game with an old-school recorder. The image was posted to social media and Chet even responded with a series of crying laughter emojis.

Chet Holmgren’s parents including Dave Holmgren

Chet Holmgren’s dad’s name is Dave Holmgren, who played played 57 games of college basketball for Minnesota between 1984-1988. 

Much like his son, Dave Holmgren is listed 7 ft, so it’s pretty clear where Chet gets his size from! Per Bleacher Report, bad knees limited Dave’s career minutes, but he passed on his passion for basketball down to Chet.

When Chet was younger, Dave taught Chet the fundamentals of being a big man, like how to box out for a rebound and how to avoid fouling with your body when blocking shots. 

Unfortunately that’s all we really know about Chet Holmgren’s parents, as his mother as kept out of the spotlight.

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Having Chet is a “great advantage”

Last season, Gonzaga coach Mark Few said, “having Chet back there is such a great advantage to have.”

He is one of the top prospects heading into the NBA Draft along with the likes of Paolo Banchero and Purdue’s Jaden Ivey. However, his skinnier frame has led to reservations about his NBA potential.

Chet Holmgren’s wingspan is 7ft 6in (228.5cm), while his height is 7ft 1in. Holmgren’s weight, however, is only 195lb (88.5kg). As reported by The Ringer (via NBA Advanced Stats) Aleksej Pokusevski is the only other player listed in NBA history to stand at least 7ft but weigh less than 200lbs.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.