After two years at Delaware, Kory Holden said he wanted to find a better situation.
That situation might be in Columbia, S.C.
Holden, who averaged 17.7 points and 4.2 assists per game last year as a sophomore for the Blue Hens, visited South Carolina this weekend. He told Phil Kornblut of The State that he got an inside look at how coach Frank Martin runs the program.
“I liked how close the players were, the coaching staff and how it was like a big community and family,” Holden told Kornblut. “Coach Martin was what I thought he was. He’ll tell you the truth. He’ll tell you what he wants from you and lets you know he’s going to coach you.”
Holden told Kevin Tresolini of The Delaware News Journal on March 15 that he “genuinely wasn’t happy” at Delaware.
According to NCAA transfer rules, Holden has to sit out next season at whichever school he chooses. But if that school is South Carolina, Martin told Holden he has a plan for the 6-foot-2 guard.
“He wants a two point-guard system,” Holden said to Kornblut, “so he said for me to sit out, get bigger and stronger and come in and play.”
Holden told Kornblut he doesn’t have a timetable for his transfer decision, but he also plans to visit Seton Hall on Tuesday and Baylor by the end of the month.