Q&A: Linden Holder (2021)


Posted On: 05/11/18 8:07 AM

One of the great aspects of AAU season is getting to see young stars emerge. Linden Holder is a basketball player that is getting his opportunity to emerge. He is a 5’10” point guard in the class of 2021. Holder is playing AAU basketball for the Michigan Goonies and attends De La Salle High School. We caught up with Linden Holder for a Question and Answer session.

Question:  What do you think is the biggest strength of your game?

Linden Holder:  My biggest strength of my game is probably my IQ on the floor, not having the gifted abilities forces me to learn how to just outsmart my opponents.

Question:  How do you feel about you and your high school teams performance last season?

Linden Holder:  Last season for school was great. It’s was a lot of fun playing with my teammates. We really came together.

Question:  What part of your game do you feel really developed over the high school season?

Linden Holder:  I would say my defense is what developed most over the high school season.

Question:  What are your basketball goals this spring and summer?

Linden Holder:  My goals are to compete at the highest level and with the best to expose my talent to coaches.

Question:  Is there an event you are really looking forward to?

Linden Holder:  I am really looking forward to the Chicago tournament and/or the Las Vegas tournament that we might consider going to at the end of the AAU season.

Question:  Who is the best player you have ever matched up against?

Linden Holder:  Its hard to pick my best matchup because I’ve played many really good players.

Question:  What do you like the most about AAU/travel season?

Linden Holder:  I like AAU season because I get to play at a high level and and compete with the best.

Question:  What professional player do you think your game resembles?

Linden Holder:  I would compare my self to a Curry or Kyrie player because they both don’t play with their athleticism but their IQ.

Question:  What is the next step in basketball for you?

Linden Holder:  The next step to my game is probably getting faster, being able to jump higher and working on my athleticism.

Question:  What is your most memorable moment in basketball?

Linden Holder:  My most memorable moment in basketball is probably De La Salle making it deep into the playoffs last year.