Perfection: [per-fek-shuhn] â€“noun 1. the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence.
Above is Websters dictionary’s definition of the word “perfection.”
T.J. Holman (Raleigh, NC/Wake Forest Rolesville) of the Greensboro College men’s basketball team has been perfect the past two games–at least as far as shooting the basketball. He averaged 18 points per game last week and did not miss a field goal last week.
Holman helped GC to wins at Piedmont (88-67) and to visiting LaGrange (90-56). In the process, he was 10-10 shooting and made 4-4 three pointers. To nit-pick, he was 12-13 from the free throw line for a .923 percentage.
“To not miss a field goal in a game is very rare and special,” said Pride Men’s Basketball Coach Bryan Galuski. “The impressive thing is that he plays in the back court.”
Just last year, GC’s Lewis Owenby (Black Mountain, NC/Owen) scored 27 points on 12-12 shooting at Maryville College. Owenby’s game set a new Pride record for single-game field goal percentage. However, that was one game and Owenby is a post player.
The NCAA Division III record for consecutive made shots is 16. Holman missed his final shot at NC A&T, so he needs three to match Owenby’s 13 straight. He needs six to equal the 16 set by Troy Ruths of Washington University (Mo.) in the 2006-07 season.
A junior, Holman is in his first season with The Pride. He played the past two years with some very successful teams at nearby Guilford Technical Community College.
“The great thing about T.J. is he’s an all around player,” Galuski said. “He hustles and works hard on defense. TJ. has become a key part of our team and will play a big role in our success this year.”
Holman will go for three straight games of perfection next Tuesday at the University of Mary Washington.