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Division I Transfer Holden to Join Gorillas

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Pittsburg State University men's basketball coach Kevin Muff announced today (June 1) that Jaxon Holden will transfer from NCAA Division I Stephen F. Austin University to join the Gorillas to the 2015-16 season.

Holden, a 6-foot-1 guard, will have sophomore eligibility for Pitt State next year. The Flower Mound, Texas, native appeared in 17 games as a freshman for the Lumberjacks. He averaged 1.1 points per game while helping SFA to Southland Conference regular season and tournament titles and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament during a 29-5 campaign.

Holden averaged 12 points, four rebounds and two assists per game as a senior at Flower Mound Marcus High School in 2014. He was a two-time first-team All-District performer and he helped lead the Marauders to the Texas Class 5A state championship as a sophomore.

"Jaxon is a great addition to our returning roster, and with his experience at the D1 level in an outstanding program, he was the perfect fit for our program," Muff said. "He is an athletic guard with great range on the perimeter, but can also get to the paint and make plays. One of his biggest attributes is his ability to defend and he has been a winner in every program from high school to college.

"Jaxon will increase our depth at the guard position and give us a dependable knock down 3-point shooter with some versatility. He has great quickness and is a strong, physical player."

Holden is the third player to join the Gorillas for the 2015-16 season. Chris Owens, a 6-3 guard from Springdale (Ark.) High School, and Creighton Brinker, a 6-8 forward from Cloud County Community College, signed with Pitt State earlier this spring.
The Gorillas captured the MIAA Postseason Tournament Championship and qualified for the NCAA Division II National Tournament during the 2014-15 season. Pitt State finished the year with a 20-12 overall record.
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