Brandon Holtz
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Brandon Holtz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Bloomington

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 185

Position:
Guard

Experience:
2L

Notable
Received the 2008-09 Milt Weisbecker Endowed Scholarship in August 2008.

2007-08/junior at Illinois State
Appeared in 18 games • Averaged 2.9 points and 1.1 rebounds per game on a 42.9 three-point field goal percentage • Played 11 minutes against Drake (Feb. 5, 2008) at Redbird Arena, his most action since playing 14 minutes against Chicago State (Nov. 27, 2007) • Career-high 15 points on five three-point field goals against Southeast Missouri State (Nov. 14, 2007) • Season-best four rebounds against Indiana • Tied his career-high with three assists against Kent State • Scored six points in the season opener against Missouri-St. Louis (Nov. 7, 2007).

2006-07/sophomore at Illinois State
Appeared in 20 games • Scored a season-high 10 points in win over Sacramento State (Nov. 29, 2006) • Scored nine points, all on treys, against Cal State-Northridge (Nov. 20, 2006) • Chipped in six points in the Redbirds' 65-61 win over Evansville (Jan. 30, 2007).

2005-06/freshman at Illinois State
Played in 26 games with seven starting assignments • Was a steady contributor in the first half of the season, but his playing time dropped off near the end of the season • More than half of his made field goals were from three-point range • Posted three double-digit scoring games, including a career-best 12 points against Southern Illinois (Jan. 28, 2006) • As a freshman, averaged one turnover for every 27.2 minutes played.

at Bloomington High School
Led the Purple Raiders to a pair of Big 12 Conference championships his junior and senior seasons • Averaged 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals as a senior, while Bloomington compiled a 25-5 record • Scored a season-high 24 points his senior year against Peoria Notre Dame • Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Class AA All-State Third-Team selection as a senior • Played in the IBCA All-Star Game • Placed third in the 2005 IHSA Class AA Country Insurance and Financial Services 3-point Showdown • 2004 Pontiac Holiday All-Tournament First Team • 2003 Pontiac Holiday All-Tournament Second Team • As a junior, averaged 20.1 points per game, while shooting 43 percent from the field and firing in 81 three-pointers • A two-time All-Big 12 Conference selection and Pantagraph All-Area honoree • Earned IBCA Class AA Honorable Mention plaudits as a junior • Four-year varsity player • Also lettered four years in golf, and was the No. 1 player as a senior • During his prep career, the Purple Raiders claimed two Big 12 Conference golf titles and three top-10 finishes at the state tournament, including a second-place effort in 2002 • Coached by Ron Rose.

Personal
Full name: Brandon Lee Holtz • Birthdate: Sept. 24, 1986 • Birthplace: Bloomington, Ill. • Parents: Jeff Holtz and Teri Sandage • Honor roll member throughout high school; also served as a D.A.R.E. role model • His brother, Brent, is a sophomore on the Redbird football team • Major: marketing.

CAREER STATISTICS

FG-FGA

YEAR G-GS MIN AVG PCT 3FG-3FGA PCT FT-FTA PCT O-D REB AVG PF-FO AST TO BLK STL TP AVG
2005-06 26-7 326 12.5 39-107 .364 20-67 .299 5-10 .500 10-34 44 1.7 19-0 10 12 1 12 103 4.0
2006-07 20-0 174 8.7 16-48 .333 12-39 .308 2-4 .500 2-9 11 0.6 18-0 11 10 1 8 46 2.3
2007-08 18-0 157 8.7 16-38 .421 15-35 .429 5-6 .833 5-14 19 1.1 13-0 12 6 1 3 52 2.9
TOTAL 64-7 657 10.3 71-193 .368 47-141 .333 12-20 .600 17-57 74 1.2 50-0 33 28 3 23 201 3.1

CAREER SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Points: 15 vs. SEMO, 11-14-07
Rebounds: 5, twice
Minutes: 25 vs. Southern Illinois, 1-28-06
Field Goals: 5 vs. SEMO, 11-14-07
Field Goal Atts: 12 vs. Southern Illinois, 1-28-06
3-Point Field Goals: 5 vs. SEMO, 11-14-07
3-Point FG Atts: 9 vs. Southern Illinois, 1-28-06
Free Throws: 3 vs. Indiana, 11-23-07
Free Throw Atts: 4 vs. Indiana, 11-23-07
Assists: 3, three times
Steals: 2, four times
Blocked Shots: 1, three times