4-Star Forward Holsey Nearing Decision

With the AAU season beginning to swing into full gear, GoJackets.com was able to catch up with Kammeon Holsey, a 6'8, 210 Power Forward prospect. While looking forward to a big summer, he is also narrowing down his list of college choices. There are 3 schools out in front, and a decision could be right around the corner.

In 2008, Kammeon Holsey led his team, Hancock Central, to the Class A State Championship, and since then he has been working hard on preparing himself for the future. "The college level is big, the guys are bigger, coming at you stronger. I'm focusing on getting my strength up, getting better at handling the ball, shooting it more consistently, and just staying on the boards," said Holsey.

In addition to playing with Glenn Rice, Jr. and the Georgia Stars on the AAU circuit, he is really focusing on getting stronger and just improving his overall game. "I usually workout about four times a day. Playing AAU ball can hold your workouts back, but I still make sure I work out though," said Holsey. While getting stronger is one of his main goals, he is also working hard on expanding his game. "I'm working more on my jump shot, in fact, in AAU, coach is having me play more of the three and shooting it more".

That versatility is one of his Kammeon's biggest weapons, and he will be a tough match-up for teams on the college level. Coaches are talking about using him in a variety of ways. "Mostly at the four, if it's a big guy guarding me, I'll take him away and take him off the dribble, or if it's a smaller guy, I can post him up." With this type of skill set, it is no wonder that Holsey has received a number of scholarship offers from some big time programs. He has received offers from Georgia Tech, Clemson, Florida State, Xavier, Alabama, etc, and he is getting closer to making a decision. There are three schools out in front and recruiting him the hardest.

"Georgia Tech is recruiting me hard… Georgia Tech, Xavier, and Clemson are all recruiting me hard." Back in March, Kammeon stated that the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were his leader, is that still the case? "Yes Sir, What I like about Georgia Tech is that I have a good relationship with them, and they also have a good academic program. They stress education."

As is the case with many student athletes these days, he is looking forward to putting the recruiting process behind him. Kammeon mentioned that his family has discussed his recruitment and when he might make a decision. "Talking with my dad, I think it would be a good idea to make my decision before I go back to school so that I won't have as much pressure. By July, I should have made my decision"

Could Kammeon make a commitment to play for Coach Paul Hewitt and the Yellow Jackets? Stay tuned to GoJackets.com for more on Kammeon and his future plans in the coming months.

Shane's Take:
Kammeon is a very humble young man, and you could tell that he is a hard worker, and that he doesn't take anything for granted. Through the interview, he continued to talk about working hard to improve every aspect of his game from free throw shooting to ball handling. I think that this is really one of his strengths, and he seems to be very coachable. He mentioned that he should have his decision by July, and we've agreed to talk again mid-June to see if things have become any clearer for him.

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