Guard Steve Holloway of Hazelwood Central has given a verbal commitment to National Association of Intercollegiate Association powerhouse Columbia College (MO) this weekend.
A 5’10” point guard, Holloway will be headed to one of the state’s most successful collegiate programs in Columbia, which is led by Hall of Fame head coach Bob Burchard. Although receiving interest from schools at all levels, Holloway felt comfortable with picking Columbia and getting the process done early.
“I get a chance to play for Coach Burchard who has over 690 win and has coached 18 All-Americans and two USA teams,” Holloway said. “Plus, it’s close to home and has my major, which is Business Entrepreneurship. Columbia is also a great college town. I was getting interest from bigger schools, but I didn’t want to wait and I feel I will play and learn a lot in Columbia.”
As a junior, Holloway averaged 10.2 points and 2.3 assists while shooting 36 percent from 3-point range and 83 percent from the free throw line in helping the Hawks to a 23-6 record and a berth in the Class 5 state quarterfinals. Holloway scored a game-high 20 points in the Hawks victory over Fort Zumwalt South in the Class 5 sectional playoffs.
Columbia College has been among the top NAIA programs in the country for many years. Burchard has also had a lot of success recruiting players from the St. Louis metro area. That also factored in Holloway’s decision.
“I personally know and have talked with the last two starting point guards in Chantel Stanciel and Devon Griffin and I feel very positive about the program,” Holloway said. https://writemypaper4me.org