If there is a game being played, Murphy Holloway wants to be in it. Regulated to spectator role at the Chick-Fil-A Classic in Columbia, S.C. two weeks ago, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward from Dutch Fork in Irmo, S.C. could only watch.
And that just ate him up, sitting on the wooden bleachers in street clothes.
In a nutshell, that is Holloway. Always the competitor, the four-star junior will play anyone, anywhere. Nearly halfway through his junior season, Holloway is averaging 26 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks a game. And that is a good reason why a number of high-majors are getting in line to recruit the No. 61 ranked player in the class of 2008.
Holloway has unofficially visited Arizona, South Carolina, Clemson and Connecticut. He was in Storrs for Midnight Madness with the Huskies. The state schools have been in to see him this season. So has Kansas and Auburn. Holloway said Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina are also in the picture.
With a number of programs in the picture, Holloway said he is keeping close watch on a select few.
"If I were to say I had a top five or six, I'd say it would be UConn, Clemson, South Carolina, Florida, Kansas and North Carolina," Holloway said.
With a good list under his belt, Holloway said he is looking forward to finishing up the season and going back to work with the South Carolina Ravens on the AAU circuit. That's when he'll have a better idea on who is really looking at him.
"I'll make a decision after the AAU season," Holloway said.