Men's Basketball Signs Alabama Prep Star Holland
May 16, 2014
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss men's basketball head coach Doc Sadler announced the signing of Kevin Holland (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) for the 2014-15 school year, Friday morning.
Holland, a 6-1 guard, just finished his senior year at Paul W. Bryant High School, where he led the Stampede to a 26-6 record and a berth in the Class 5A Central Regional title game. Holland was an All-State Honorable Mention by the Alabama Sports Writers Association after averaging 20.3 points and 5.7 rebounds.
"We are excited to have Kevin join the Southern Miss basketball family. He brings a lot to our team, as he is an outstanding young man of high character," said Sadler. "He was a four-year starter in high school, an excellent student with a 4.0 high school GPA, and he comes from a coaching family. Kevin is a great shooter as he scored close to 1,800 points in his high school career while shooting nearly 50% from the three-point line. Kevin gives us a lot of versatility on the floor as he can play multiple positions. He is a proven winner both on and off the court."
Holland, a two-star prospect by both ESPN.com and Rivals.com, is the all-time leading scorer at Bryant High School with 1,714 points. He is also the only player to score 1,000 points in school history.
Holland, who was a four-year starter, led Bryant with a 102-30 record. He led the Stampede to three area championships, three State Elite Eight appearances, one Final Four and one Central Regional Championship. He was also named Most Valuable Player of the 2013 D.J. White Holiday Tournament and was named to the 2014 Final Four All-Tournament Team.