Two-sport athletes can have a big impact on the NCAA Basketball game, as we saw from Gonzaga point guard and All-American Jalen Suggs. We have severe others in the 2022 recruiting class in that same category, including consensus top-100 prospect Trejaun “Tre” Holloman.
The 6’1 guard hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is a star on both the basketball court and football field. He has power conference offers from both sides but is more likely to focus on hoops. He’s an elite athlete and capable playmaker and is one of the top pure point guards in the 2022 class.
A ton of programs from the midwest have been after Holloman and now we have a list of six contenders. Here’s a look at how he fits with each potential option.
Coming off landing the best recruiting class in program history, Dayton is hoping to strike again with a top-100 prospect. The thing here is that Dayton already has several ball-handlers on the roster, including USC transfer Elijah Weaver, DePaul transfer Kobe Elvis, and incoming freshman, Lynn Greer and Malachi Smith.
Holloman may be better on paper but unless he truly wants to play for Coach Anthony Grant and the Flyers, it’s hard to see them winning out against the power conference foes. And if he picks Dayton, he’ll have to fully give up football, where elsewhere he could potentially play both sports.
Illinois Fighting Illini
The projected starting backcourt for the Illini next season is Trent Frazier, Utah transfer Alfonso Plummer and rising sophomore point guard Andre Curbelo, who looked impressive in his first season with the program. Both Frazier and Plummer are guaranteed to leave after next season, while Curbelo himself could be an NBA Draft pick if he has a national breakout campaign.
If that happens, Illinois would be effectively empty in the backcourt, so it makes sense to have multiple plans in case. And in the era of having two point guards in the backcourt at once, it’s not impossible for both Curbelo and Holloman to play together on the court. However, will he be okay with not being the lead guard and playing off the ball for a year or two?