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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.