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Basketball Recruiting

2022's Adante Holiman emerging as a national recruit

December 19, 2020

Lightning quick. 

That is the only way to describe Oklahoma native and McAlester’s junior guard Adante Holiman. The 5-foot-10 point guard has established himself as one of the best overall prospects in the state of Oklahoma this year. He’s grown into a surefire Power Five prospect and is garnering tons of interest after an excellent start to his junior campaign.

With McAlester, Holiman is currently averaging 32 points, five rebounds, and four steals. He’s shooting the ball at an outstanding rate as well, shooting 54% from the field and 42% from behind the arc.

Holiman, despite his size, has shown that it is never an issue if he is lacking size against his opponents. He has a 40-inch vertical and has established himself as a guard who doesn’t shy away from grabbing a board or fighting through contact.

Over the past few weeks, he’s added several scholarship offers and those include DePaul, Arizona State, and most recently Tulsa. Alongside his father, we talked with Adante and Will Holiman to discuss Adante’s recruitment and his game with

Which schools are heavily involved in your recruitment?

Adante: “Arizona State, Tulsa, South Alabama, Akron, Arizona, Denver, DePaul.”

What about interested schools, that list has grown this season?

Adante: “Arizona, Purdue, New Mexico, Howard, Texas Tech, Saint Louis, Baylor, TCU, Mizzou, Alcorn State.”

Will, discuss Adante’s recent Arizona State scholarship offer?

Will: “Well we have just been talking to Jason Terry at Arizona since September 20th, so it’s a good relationship so far. He’s just pretty much waiting on head coach Sean Miller to get a chance to sit down and talk [virtually]. We zoomed with Terry and the head associate before so just being patient and waiting till they’re ready.”

How about Arizona State, they recently offered Adante.

Will: “Coach Burno connected with us on December 3rd. Once we started the relationship, he called to check on Adante's references and I was relentless in sending the film and Te's been putting up numbers. We had a couple of zooms, he and Te connected then from there, they offered. They like what Te could bring to the table.”

Adante, what are your thoughts on South Alabama’s program?

Adante: “Coaching staff is amazing. Coach Riley let me know that I could come in right now and fit into their program and that I’m a perfect fit for them. He keeps in touch with me every day. Coach Riley also lets his guards play and that’s another thing I like about them. Coach Riley also tells me I’m not wanted here I’m needed and that means a lot.”

What about the first in-state school to recruit you, Tulsa?

Adante: “Tulsa is one of the only in state schools that are recruiting me. Coach Haith and coach Seals stay in touch with me and my dad almost twice a week, all of the coaches really love my game and I like them a lot also because they are the only ones that are in my state recruiting me.”

And what about a program like Akron?

Adante: “Coach Groce and Coach Rob have been there since day one and they always stay in touch with me and have made me a priority since they offered me. They also have told me that I would fit in perfectly with their system and they love little guards which I am.”

Describe your game.

Adante: “I feel like the best thing in my game is I can score the ball from all three levels but I can also get my teammates involved and make a team better. I feel like, unlike most guards, I can play defense at a high level.”

Season Expectations?

Adante: “Make the state tournament and give ourselves a chance to make a push for the gold ball.”

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