Our continuing coverage of UNLV and the transfer portal brings us to Cam Holden, a transfer out of Tennessee Martin.
Holden entered the transfer portal yesterday, after his season ended. UT Martin did not qualify for the Ohio Valley Tournament. Since entering the portal, Holden has heard from 15 schools, including UNLV, according to Jake Lieberman.
Arkansas is the only high major team to reach out to Holden, with schools like UAB, Southern Illinois and Temple showing interest.
Holden led UT Martin in scoring and rebounding last season with 14.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. He also might have some playmaking ability, as he posted 43 assists over 21 games despite not playing point guard.
He was a solid rebounder and scorer and got to the free throw line frequently. Holden could potentially be a solid player for UNLV.
But Holden might not be a game changer for UNLV though. He doesn’t shoot the three well, hitting just 25 percent of his threes this season. In his sophomore year at junior college, he did hit 36.3 percent from three. But that appears to be an outlier because he shot 20.4 percent as a freshman.
UT Martin was also very bad with Holden as their leading scorer, going 8-16.
Could Holden help UNLV, probably. Especially if T.J. Otzelberger is simply looking for more experienced players.
But would Holden make a difference in the Rebels NCAA tournament chances, probably not.