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Oldsmar Christian's Troy Holston stays hot, picks up Miami, USF offers

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Mon. July 29, 2013 | John C. Cotey | Email

Troy Holston continues to enjoy the fruits of his breakout summer, picking up an offer from Miami on Monday.

The Oldsmar Christian 6-foot-4, 175-pound sharp shooter has been the hottest Tampa Bay hoopster on the recruiting circuit this summer, doubling his total of interested schools and now says he is sitting at 25-30 offers.

"I was a little surprised by Miami,'' said Holston, an athletic shooting guard. "I did see some of the coaching staff watching me, but i didn't know that they needed another guard. But they lost like four (after last season) and said they do."

Holston, who played this summer for North Florida Elite, has also picked up offers from USF, Kansas State, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Murray State, and is receiving strong interest from Marquette, Florida State, Alabama and Georgia.

Holston, who played at Freedom and Wharton, now could be primed to enter some of the national rankings. He is a pure scorer, and his abilty to create his own shot, and make them, opened some eyes during the July evaluation period.

What started with a big-time performance at the Peach State event could end right where Holston envisioned himself when the summer began, regarded as one of the top 150 basketball players in the country.

"I've been working my butt off to get where I wanted to be,'' Holston said. "I wanted to play at a high level major college. I'm glad people are taking notice."

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