Murphy Holloway has finally found a place to call home for college. The 6-foot-7, 185-pound forward from Dutch Fork, S.C. is taking his game to the SEC.
Holloway, one of the top unsigned seniors in the nation, verbally committed to Ole Miss, according to his AAU coach Dion Bethea.
"His relationship with (assistant) coach (Torrey) Ward was the key," Bethea says. "They came in so late, they really didn't think they would have a chance to get him but (Ward) and Andy Kennedy made up a lot of ground. Murphy asked Devan Downey (who played for Kennedy at Cincinnati) about him and that just made it all come together for Murphy. It's a great situation for him."
Holloway makes perfect sense for Ole Miss and meshes well with the rest of the class of 2008 recruiting haul. Bethea said Holloway sparked a friendship with Memphis guard Terrico White, who came to South Carolina for the Chick-Fil-A tournament in December.
The future Ole Miss frontline is versatile and long as Holloway joins Terrence Henry. Wing Brandon Wilson and guard Will Bogan round out the recruiting haul.
"It came down to finding a place where he can play the three and four at the next level," Bethea said. "He's a four man in high school and a good one at this level. But I think he can be a three in the end."
Holloway, a Rivals150 member, also considered Maryland, Tennessee, South Carolina, Clemson, Louisville and others.