Holder having standout season

Junior guard Tra Holder is making strides with his play. He's made improvements to his game and college coaches are beginning to take notice.

Tra Holder, a standout at Los Angeles (Calif.) Brentwood School, is starting to get some buzz in Southern California.

A 6-foot-1 lead guard, Holder has changed his body since last year and is in the midst of strong junior season.

"I think I'm playing well," Holder told Scout.com. "I'm being aggressive and trying to get my teammates involved."

"I try to pick my spots," he added. "I want to be aggressive, but we have a very good inside presence in Leland King and once he gets going everyone feeds off his energy."

In two games this week, Holder proved tough to keep out of the lane because of his ability to change his speeds. He said that's one of the things he worked on during the off-season.

"I'm not a big guard," Holder said. "I'm small on the court. I model my game after Chris Paul with my change of directions and change of speeds. That's what I try to do on the court."

With his improvement on the court, Holder has picked up increased college interest.

Gonzaga saw him play this past week. He also said LMU recently offered him a scholarship. Boston College, Connecticut, Oregon State and Arizona have also reached out, according to Holder.

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