Coahoma's Cornelius Holly Gets Opportunity at Next Level

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CLARKSDALE- CCC Basketball standout Cornelius Holly flourished in his two-year career at Coahoma Community College. He enjoyed his experience playing for his hometown team.

Holly's hard work and dedication have finally paid off. He has signed a basketball scholarship to the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Coahoma Basketball Head Coach Micheal Stringer is excited about Holly's signing. The two have some history together. Stringer coached Holly at Coahoma Early College High School then took over the CCC Men's Basketball program after Holly's sophomore year at CECHS.

"He took a little time to adjust, but his talent helped him to become the player that he is," said Stringer. "He had to understand the game better and get mentally prepared for the next level."

Holly became an all-around playmaker for the Tigers. He averaged 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists.

Holly has also pocketed some memorable performances. In his home debut, Holly scored 25 points, six rebounds, and four assists in an 80-78 loss to Arkansas Baptist College on Nov. 3, 2018. He also reached 24 points, five rebounds, and four assists in an 82-78 loss to Holmes Community College on Feb. 11, 2019.

In the 2019-2020 season opener, Holly scored a career-high 28 points and three assists that resulted in a 73-61 victory against South Arkansas University Tech on Nov. 1, 2019. He also climbed to 21 points and seven assists in an 86-77 loss to Baton Rouge Community College.

Coahoma Basketball continues to discover and push student-athletes toward the next level.

"It's a blessing for a kid to continue his education by playing the game that they love," said Stringer. "Coahoma was a springboard in preparing him for the future."

The Coahoma Community College Tiger family congratulates Holly for a remarkable Tiger Nation achievement!


BY: Coahoma CC Sports Information