Runnin' Utes Bolster Roster with Addition of Holt
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah head men's basketball coach Craig Smith bolsters his roster with the addition of recent NJCAA National Champion Bostyn Holt for the upcoming season.
Holt is the fifth newest member of the Runnin' Utes program, joining Gabe Madsen, David Jenkins Jr, Rollie Worster and Marco Anthony.
"We are thrilled Bostyn will be joining the Runnin' Utes basketball family," said Smith. "Bostyn is a winner. He understands winning and will do whatever it takes to win. Bostyn is also a versatile player that brings a great combination of skills and athleticism to our team."
The 6-7 forward comes to Salt Lake City after spending the past two season at Coffeyville Community College, where he helped lead the Ravens to their second national championship ever on top of winning the league title. Coffeyville finished with a 27-3 overall record and 18-2 mark in KJCCC action and also finished the year winning nine of its last 10 games – including five-straight to win the national title.
Holt wrapped up the 2020-21 season averaging 9.6 points and 6.5 rebounds with a .569 shooting clip while starting in 21-of-30 games. The Portland, Ore., native stepped up his game during Coffeyville's postseason run, averaging 11.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists with a .556 shooting clip in eight playoff games – including a double-double in the championship game with 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.
He averaged 6.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 50.9-percent from the floor his first year at Coffeyville. He also helped the Ravens end the 2019-20 season on a nine-game winning-streak before COVID-19 shut everything down.
Holt was a three-year letter winner at Roosevelt High School where he helped lead the Roughriders to back-to-back state playoff appearances his final two years there – including a second-round berth as a senior. After signing with Utah, he becomes the first player for RHS to play at the Division I level since 1980. Prior to joining Coffeyville, Holt spent a year at Elite Prep in Washington.