Young Forward Shines At Barbee Camp

Rising sophomore Orendaz Holloway is an in-state basketball prospect worth watching.

Lanett, Ala.--One of the young players who performed well at Tony Barbee's one-day basketball camp at Auburn didn't have to make a long trip to participate in the event.

Orendaz Holloway is a six-foot-six, 180-pound forward who showed a good shooting touch and the ability to rebound the basketball at the Auburn camp.

"I just turned 16 and I will be a sophomore this year," he says.

Despite his youth the forward notes that he is already receiving some attention from colleges with Auburn, Alabama and Mississippi State showing early interest.

Holloway, who is playing AAU basketball this summer for the Alabama Challenge, says that he is looking to improve all areas of his game. "I am working on my ball-handling, my jump shot and all of that (my game)," he notes.

The Lanett High athlete concentrates on basketball and does not play any other sports for the Panthers. He got his first high school varsity starts last year as a ninth grader and based on his play at the Barbee camp he will likely be a big producer for Lanett for the 2011-2012 season.

Comfortable away from the basket or posting up inside, Holloway isn't certain how big he is likely to be. "I am probably still growing, but I am not sure about that," he says.

He does know that he is comfortable as a "four-three" in basketball, meaning he lines up at both the power forward and small forward spots.

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