Holden keeping his options open

Photo credits to Gulf Coast State College Athletics

The 2019 All-Panhandle Conference First Team combo guard Cameron Holden is following up his freshman campaign with another magnificient season at the junior college level.

The 6-5 guard is currently averaging 15.3 points and 6.1 assist per game, with six double-doubles and has registered a steal in 24 of 29 games.

He was also a big reason Gulf Coast State College won their first state championship since 1972 and was named the tournament MVP as a result.

Troy, who has been on him pretty much all year, finally pulled the plug and offered the junior college guard and he was grateful.

“The whole staff has been in contact with me all season. Last night, the head coach said we need a dude like you on our team and I said ‘I am your guy.’ He shook my hand and told me, ‘you have been officially offered to Troy,'” Holden explained. “I really like the staff a lot and they made a connection with me before offering me a full scholarship.”

Troy isn’t the only one after Holden’s talent. The student-athlete has UT-Martin, Georgia Southern, Iona, Jacksonville State, High Point, Troy, Alcorn State, UTEP, Eastern Michigan, Morehead State, Mercer, Samford, Alabama State and Wagner after him as well with UT-Martin, Iona, Georgia Southern and Alcorn State coming at him the hardest.

“[Coaches like] that I am versatile. I can shoot the three, I can drive past slower defenders, I can create plays for others and I can guard the one through four,” Holden said. “So they love that I am just a ‘ball player’ and do not care what position I play.”

Holden has a lot of school interested and more are starting to come. Therefore, his recruitment will remain open throughout the season and after he will start making some decisions.

“After my season I will start taking visits,” he said. “Right now it is still schools rolling in, game by game, so I have to wait until after the season to see who all recruits me.”