"I de-committed from Cleveland State during the school season and then I was getting recruited by the MAC schools and I felt that was a good league for me and I'll be at Kent State," Holt told Scout.com.
As a junior, Holt accounted for 21 points and 5 assists a game. He was an honorable mention all-Ohio selection.
"Kent State has a winning record and I like the coaching staff," Holt said. "It's close to home and I know I'm going to get my degree.
"I'm going to come in as a freshman and get significant minutes and contribute to the team. I'll get my degree and hopefully play professionally somewhere."