Holloway improving as season progresses

Clarence Holloway dropped in 18 points against Chicago powerhouse Simeon Wednesday night, and according to Harlan coach Dennis Holmes, the 7-foot University of Louisville signee is getting better as the season progresses.

Clarence Holloway, a 7-foot center from Chicago's Harlan Acadmey, has been slowed much of his high school career with various injuries.

Now healthy, Holloway, who signed with the University of Louisville last November, is showing rapid improvement on the court.

His team standing at 4-6 on the season, Holloway is averaging 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocked shots per game. Against Simeon, tradionally one of the top teams in the Windy City, last night, Holloway turned in a fine performance with 18 points, 10 boards and 3 blocks.

"His conditioning has improved since the start of the season and because of that he's really starting to play better," Harlan coach Dennis Holmes said. "He started the season kind of slow because teams doubling him and he was getting called for a lot of offensive fouls trying to get to the basket."

However, Holloway has learned from his early season mistakes and, according to Holmes is starting to become a factor on the offensive end of the floor.

"He's hitting all of his short jumpers and he's scoring well around the basket," said Holmes. "His post moves are good around the basket and he's hitting the medium range jump shot. And he's taking up space and rebounding like he should."

And it doesn't hurt that Holloway is playing injury-free this season.

"He's healthy and strong," Holmes said. "He's always got a good attitude and his grades were solid the last reporting period."

Academically, Holloway has yet to take the SAT, but is currently taking preperatory classes and is expected to take the test the next time it is offered.

Also of note, Louisville has also shown interest in one of Holloway's teammates, 6-5 junior guard Andre Gullens, according to Holmes.

Gullens, the teams leading scorer at 22 points per game, is drawing heavy interest from programs around the country, including Illinois, Purdue, Marquette, Connecticut, Southern Illinois, and Wyoming.

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