Seton Hall has been linked with Delaware sophomore point guard Kory Holden, the best available transfer according to ESPN.
South Carolina, Baylor and Seton Hall all called Delaware transfer Kory Holden tonight. Holden hopes to have visits/list set by next week.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 31, 2016
Like Sacred Heart lead guard Cane Broome, another kid Seton Hall is in the running for, Kory Holden has emerged as a transfer of interest for Seton Hall’s coaching staff.
There have been reports that the sophomore point guard who averaged 17.7 ppg, 4.2 apg and 3 rpg as a sophomore for the Blue Hens has a top five, but he has refuted that ahead of what looks to be a decision to make a condensed list of schools he’ll visit.
Unlike Cane Broome, it appears that Holden is much more of a pure point guard. His assist rate (29.8) is 88th-best in the nation and not that much lower than Isaiah Whitehead’s, while an assist:turnover ratio of 1.51 is actually a smidgen better than Isaiah’s 1.45 rate.
In addition to his ability to run an offense, Holden can be the offense: He shot 79.5-percent from the line, 38.8-percent from three (69-178), and reached the 30-point barrier three times including a career-high 35 at Boston College.
Holden scored 23 points at the Pavilion against Villanova in December but did have one assist to eight turnovers, though he was surely more than a focal point for Jay Wright’s defense.
There’s no question that the Salisbury, Maryland native who didn’t receive a single high-major offer coming out of high school would be a significant addition in 2017-18 after sitting out a season due to transfer regulations.
In theory, he could potentially shadow Isaiah Whitehead — if he were pull out of the NBA Draft — next season, then, team up with a freshman point or run the show himself the year after.