JC Player Has Four Faves

He committed to Oregon State after graduating from high school in 2002, but he went the JC route instead. <b>Justin Holt</b> has blossomed into an elite JC player, but there are reasons schools are staying away. Four schools, though, he says, are recruiting him hard, including a prominent Big 12 program...

Justin Holt, the 6-7 PF/SF, has been on a journey.

Originally from Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln as part of the 2002 graduating class, Holt committed to Oregon State out of high school, but then de-committed.

There was talk about Holt being difficult, and that Oregon State had also gladly parted ways.

He enrolled at Tacoma Community College, and then committed to Iowa State, in the fall of 2002 to enroll in 2003. At Tacoma, he blossomed into a big-time prospect last year, but then got out of his commitment to Iowa State.

Many college coaching staffs have decided not to recruit Holt, but he says that four schools are pursuing him -- Kansas, Ohio State, Tennesee and Virginia Tech. He said recently that he'd like to visit those four schools and then decide.

He will sit out this year at Tacoma Community College and just go to school to earn his AA degree. He should have three years of eligibility remaining.


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