“Holland has impacted winning as the best and most versatile defender in the ESPN 100. He can guard multiple positions and can seamlessly switch when defending in the halfcourt. He has the personality and mindset to outwork his opponent—the ultimate glue guy despite possessing the ability to score in the paint or from the perimeter. He’s also a consummate winner at every level, including with USA Basketball in each of the last two summers.”
National Recruiting Director for ESPN
The 6-foot-8, 200-pound senior forward led the Panthers to a 29-1 record and a No. 3 national ranking in the ESPN Top 25 this past season. Holland averaged 20.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. Ranked as the nation’s No. 5 recruit in the Class of 2023 by ESPN and a McDonald’s All-American, he also was named to the Team USA roster for Nike Hoop Summit in April.
Holland has maintained a 3.08 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Texas this fall.
Holland has volunteered locally by starting a holiday toy drive that raised nearly $1,000 for two needy families. He also has donated his time as a mentor and speaker at youth basketball camps.