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Patrick Holloway Signs National Letter of Intent to Join Men's Basketball in 2012
Courtesy: George Mason Athletics
Release: 11/09/2011

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FAIRFAX, Va. - George Mason head men's basketball coach Paul Hewitt is pleased to announce that Patrick Holloway (Fairfax, Va./Paul VI) has signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Patriots for the 2012-13 season.  Holloway, a 6'1" guard, represents Hewitt's second recruiting class after current Patriots Erik Copes (Imhotep Charter) and Anali Okoloji (Seton Hall) joined the team this past summer.

 "We are very fortunate to be adding a terrific young man like Patrick to our program," said Hewitt. "Obviously people in the area know him well as he attends Paul VI, and he is one of the best 3-point shooters in the D.C. metro area."

Holloway, known for his sharp shooting from beyond the arc, drained 48 percent of his 3-point attempts last season and averaged 16.2 points per game. A fourth-team Washington Post All-Met selection after his junior year, he scored 34 points including eight treys in a 58-39 win over Parkland, accounting for more than half of his team's offense.

"Patrick is a complete guard who can play both of the guard positions," said Glenn Farello, head coach at Paul VI. "He is a prolific shooter, and of the more than 50 players I've coached who have gone on to play at the Division I level, he is the best shooter I have ever had. I am very pleased with Patrick's progress, as he has developed a great midrange and off the bounce game in addition to his shooting."

Farello draws comparisons between Holloway and one of the greatest players in Mason history, whom he had a chance to coach in his pre-collegiate days.

"I knew Lamar Butler very well and coached him in AAU - Patrick reminds me a lot of Lamar," Farello said.

"As a coach, what you always want is for one of your players to go to a great fit," Farello added. "We are very familiar with George Mason and happy that Patrick is staying close to home.  Coach Hewitt made recruiting him a focal point and did a great job of communicating his vision for Patrick. Overall it is a great fit."


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