The player who helped usher in Steve Fisher?s second recruiting class... The first nationally prominent player to sign with the Aztecs in the Steve Fisher era... Signaled the beginning of a new era in San Diego State basketball when he elected to sign with the Aztecs out of junior college... One of the top newcomers in the league last season and a preseason first-team all-Mountain West Conference selection entering his senior campaign... Expected to benefit greatly this season from the acquisitions of big-time scoring threats Brandon Smith and Tony Bland... Athletically gifted player who carried much of the offensive burden for the Aztecs a year ago... Can contribute at both forward positions... Heavily recruited out of both high school and junior college... Labeled as one of the top two National Basketball Association prospects in the Mountain West Conference according to The Sporting News... Underwent successful off-season arthroscopic surgery to remove loose cartilage and bone chips in his knee.
As A Junior (2000-01 Season)
MWC All-Games Rankings: Fifth in defensive rebounds (4.71), sixth in scoring (15.9), sixth in rebounding (6.6), 11th in blocked shots (0.68), 11th in offensive rebounds (1.89). Earned Mountain West Conference first-team and newcomer of the year honors by The Sporting News... One of three non-Pac-10 players named to the 11-member District 9 team by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)... Two-time Mountain West Conference Player of the Week... First player in Aztec history to earn the Mountain West honor and the first Aztec to win league player of the week award since Dec. 9, 1996... His 15.9 ppg scoring average was the highest by a San Diego State player since the 1997-98 season and his 444 points scored were the most by an Aztec since the 1996-97 campaign... Led the team in scoring (15.9), rebounding (6.6), minutes (30.8), field-goals made (163), free throws made (99) and defensive rebounds (132)... First player since Leon Carter in 1994-95 to lead the team in both scoring and rebounding in the same season... Passed the career 500-point plateau in his 51st college game against Brigham Young (2-12-01)... Scored in double figures in 26 of 28 games... Recorded 18 straight double-digit scoring games to open his career... That ties him for the third longest streak by an Aztec since 1989 and is the longest to open a career... Scored a season-high 26 points and 13 rebounds against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1-4-01)... That performance earned him his second Mountain West Conference Player of the Week award (1-8-01)... Led the team in scoring 18 times... Recorded his fourth double-double of the year at Utah (1-15-01)... Named MWC Player of the Week on Dec. 18 after scoring a game-high 22 points in the Aztecs? upset of Arizona State (12-16-00)... Scored 25 points against Florida Atlantic... Had one of the most productive games of his career with 21 points and eight rebounds against his former team Fresno State (11-27-00)... Connected on 9-of-16 attempts from the field against the Bulldogs... Had game highs of 15 points and seven assists in the opener against UC San Diego (11-18-00) and followed that up with a team-high 14 points against New Mexico State (11-21-00)... The UC San Diego game marked just the third time in the Steve Fisher era that an Aztec player led the team in points and assists in the same game... Added five rebounds in the contest... Twelve of his 15 points came in the first half of the season opener... Hit double figures in scoring at the 12:56 mark of the first half in the contest against UC San Diego... In December of 2000, he was selected as an amateur star of the month by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
Spent his sophomore season at L.A. City College, where he averaged 23 points and 12 rebounds per contest... Other averages include 6.5 assists, three blocked shots and two steals per contest... The Cubs were 34-3 in 1999-2000 and appeared in the California state tournament... Was named as the league MVP and was a first-team all-state choice... Was invited to Rick Ball?s top 40 junior-college camp... Was a member of the junior college USA team... Scored a junior college career-best 34 points in a contest against El Camino College.
At Fresno State
Spent two seasons at Fresno State... Sat out the first season, 1997-98, while concentrating on academics... In 1998-99, his freshman campaign, he averaged 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game while playing in all 31 games for the Bulldogs... Fresno State posted a 21-12 record and advanced to the first round of the postseason NIT, where the Bulldogs lost to California... Tallied five double-digit scoring games, including 11 points against Coppin State in his first game as a Bulldog.... Erupted for a career-high 30 points against Sacramento State on Dec. 12... Scored 13 points in 24 minutes against the Aztecs on Jan. 28 and two points in seven minutes at San Diego State on Feb. 25... First career double-double was posted on Dec. 22 against Chicago State when he tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds... Averaged 15.3 points per 40 minutes of action.
Spent four years on the varsity squad, picking up three letters at Lincoln Park... His senior season included averages of 20 points, 12 rebounds and five assists... Was named Most Valuable Player of his team and the conference... Was an all-city and all-state selection... Was also selected as a member of the city all-star team... Averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds as a junior.
Born Aug. 8, 1979, in Chicago... Son of Gloria Holcomb and Randy Holcomb, Sr... A criminal justice administration major.