I thought I would repost Korn’s original story on Murphy Holloway that he wrote on Sunday, May 2nd. There are a lot of crazies on the message boards that tend to think this story is why Ole Miss decided to keep Holloway from transferring to Clemson.
Really? Don’t give Kornblut that much credit. He doesn’t have that kind of power. He doesn’t control the fate of any program.
Well, here is the story. Some people haven’t even read the story. Some just read the headline and not the entire story. If you do read the story you will clearly see that Korn made the point that NO CONTACT had been made or COULD BE made before Holloway was released by Ole Miss.
So here is Kornblut’s story:
Holloway to Clemson is a done deal
By Phil Kornblut
According to a source, 6-7 Murphy Holloway is set to transfer from Ole Miss to Clemson with the official paperwork to be filed this week.
According to the source, there has been no official contact between Clemson and Holloway because Holloway just announced on Friday his intention to leave Ole Miss to move back closer to his family, and official contact can’t be made until Clemson gets the formal release documents from Ole Miss. Those are expected the first of the week. But the groundwork for the former Dutch Fork star to go to Clemson has been laid, and the new Clemson staff certainly wants to have Holloway in the program.
Holloway played in 55 games in two seasons at Ole Miss. Last season he averaged over 10 points and 7 rebounds per game. He will have two years of eligibility with the Tigers beginning in 2011.
Holloway would have considered USC as well but Ole Miss was not going to release him to another SEC program after doing so last year when Marcus White transferred to LSU.
Clemson has two scholarships available. The other is still being held for 6-7 Marcus Thornton of Atlanta, the former Clemson signee who was released after Oliver Purnell left. Thornton visited Alabama last Thursday and Friday and will visit Texas this weekend. Georgia, Georgia Tech and Michigan also are being considered by Thornton along with Clemson.