Dribbling into a Bigger Role: Univerity of Delaware’s Kory Holden
NEWARK, Del. – Delaware University guard Kory Holden is no stranger to the spot light on the court.
The James M. Bennett graduate, who reached 1,000 points his junior year of high school, said he has always been a leader on the basketball court. This time, he’ll play the role of co-captain as a sophomore.
“As a point guard that’s a big role,” Holden said. “When you’re down you have to be able to lead your team and keep them going whether we’re up 20 or down 20. Just let them know that I’m here to play so y’all have to be here to play too.”
Head Coach Monté Ross was not hesitant to give the young player the opportunity to step up.
“He earned his captaincy because he’s been a leader since day one on campus,” Coach Ross said. “That’s very rare for a freshman to not worry about what the older guys are going to say when he speaks up.”
The Blue Hens are off to a 4-3 start this season which is an improvement from their 0-7 start Holden’s freshman year.
Despite the team losing guard/forward Chivarsky Corbett and forward Eric Carter to injury this season, Ross believes in Holden’s ability to ‘step up.’