NCAA Basketball: Pros and cons of each landing spot for TJ Holyfield

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HONOLULU, HI – DECEMBER 23: Eddie Davis III #15 of the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and TJ Holyfield #22 of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks jockey for position during the second half of the Diamond Head Classic NCAA college basketball game at Stan Sheriff Center on December 23, 2016, in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)

TJ Holyfield is one of the top NCAA Basketball graduate transfers available on the market. Here are the pros and cons of each of his final three schools.

TJ Holyfield might not be extremely well known to all NCAA Basketball fans since he spent his first three seasons at Stephen F. Austin in the Southland Conference. He has been a part of multiple NCAA Tournament runs in 2016 and 2018.

In 2016 he helped them pull off an upset over 3rd-seeded West Virginia in the first round before falling to Notre Dame in the next round. Rex Pflueger converted a putback layup in the final seconds to give the Irish the 76-75 win to advance to the Sweet 16. Holyfield had a good performance in that game as he finished with 15 points, five rebounds, and three blocks.

The reason he is able to be a graduate transfer is that he dealt with a right shoulder injury for the entirety of the 2018-19 season which gives him the ability to retain his fourth and final year of eligibility at another school without needing to sit out. He is expected to be a full go for next season.

His recruiting process recently came to five schools, but he has since shortened the list even more as he has listed his final three. The two schools he dropped from his original five are Miami and Oregon. With April coming to an end he is looking to make his decision quickly.

The three schools he is considering are Illinois, Texas Tech, and Kansas. He can play at a high level and will have a chance to compete for a starting job at whichever school he ends up choosing. Each school has a unique perspective at what they can offer him. Here are some of the pros and cons of each of his final three landing spots.

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