Bloomington’s Brandon Holtz Could Emerge As An Elite 2005 Guard Prospect
March 5, 2004
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The Class of 2005 is absolutely loaded with high caliber guards, and Bloomington’s Brandon Holtz is a player who could emerge as one of the elite prospects. Holtz is a “lights out” shooter, who has dropped an incredible 46% of his three-point shot attempts this year.
Holtz, a 6-3 shooting guard, has developed a reputation as one of the best pure shooters in the state of Illinois. This season, Holtz is averaging 20.4 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per contest for a Bloomington team that finished the regular season with ranked #13 in Illinois. Bloomington finished the regular season with a 23-3 record.
Holtz told ChicagoHoops.com that he feels his shooting, and his toughness are the strongest parts of his game. He feels that he is capable of pulling up, and dropping shots from anywhere on the floor. Holtz also takes pride in the fact that he always plays hard, and is not afraid to get physical inside with the big boys. Holtz is looking to strengthen his handle, and to increase his vertical jump.
Bloomington’s backcourt duo of Holtz, and fellow Class of 2005 standout Dodie Dunson, is one of the state’s best. Next year, Holtz and Dunson could very well likely rank only behind the Hillcrest backcourt combination of Maurice Acker and Jerel McNeal.
Holtz is currently drawing interest from over 60 schools nationwide. This summer, Holtz could become a red-hot commodity with his ability to shoot the basketball. He competes on the AAU circuit with Team Illinois, and expects to put his basketball skills on display at a number of major tournaments.