2014 Guard Picks Up Miami Offer

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Troy Holston had one of the best summers on the AAU circuit in recent memory - and has the offers to prove it.

To say that Troy Holston's recruitment is blowing up would be an understatement.

In the last few weeks, Holston has picked up new offers from Marquette, Miami, Arkansas, Memphis, Ole Miss, Kansas State, USF and Murray State, and there are sure to be others on the horizon.

At the Peach State showcase two weeks ago, Holston went 5 for 6 from three-point range, and followed that up with a 7 for 8 performance. This past weekend in Orlando, Holston turned in a 30 point, 8 rebound game, where he went 7 for 11 from downtown.

"[All my success this summer] just proves that hard work pays off. Me, I was just playing my game, playing real big, and it attracted a lot of these big time schools - I'm just truly blessed to have the opportunity to play division 1 basketball".

Holston's game isn't just confined to his outside shooting - "I can pull up, I can get to the basket, I'm a slasher. I'm also very athletic, can play above the rim when I need to. I'm still working to improve my ball handling, but when I get it down, it'll make me even more lethal".

For Troy, an offer from Miami is one that he's been waiting for his whole life. "I was actually sitting down, talking to my mom, making my list, when I got the call from Coach Huger at Miami. I had seen them two years ago at a camp in Miami, and I could shoot then, but not like now. So they told me they'd been watching me all summer, that they could tell that I had a great work ethic, they saw how much I improved, and that they wanted to offer me. It was a blessing. It's a school I always wanted to go to as a young kid; my cousin and I had always talked about going to The U".

Holston isn't listing any favorites right now, and plans to cut his list hopefully next week - depending on how many new schools get in to the mix. "I'm getting new calls every day", Holston told State of the U.

Holston is a 2 or 3* prospect right now according to many recruiting services, but watch for that ranking to change in the coming weeks, as the rankings begin to reflect how prospects played over the summer. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard plans to decide before the early signing period in November.

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