Basketball: Rangeview grad Marcus Holt verbally commits to CSU for 2013


Rangeview High School graduate Marcus Holt is headed to Colorado State for the 2013 season, as he verbally committed to the Rams on Monday.

The 6-foot-11, 200-pound standout post player, who helped the Raiders make it to the Great 8 of the Class 5A boys state basketball tournament in the 2010-11 season, agreed to an offer extended by the Fort Collins school on Friday. He made two visits to the school and he and Rangeview junior-to-be Jeremiah Paige shared the court with some current Colorado State players last week according to Rangeview head coach Shawn Palmer.

Holt — who was getting looks from other big programs — played one season at Paris (Texas) Junior College and will fulfill one more year there before he can head to Colorado State. Holt played in 28 games as a reserve for the Dragons last season, averaging roughly 3 points and 3 rebounds per contest.

Colorado State could build quite a local connection in the coming years if Paige — a 6-3 combo guard who helped the Raiders to a 22-5 season and a final four appearance this past season — accepts its scholarship offer.

The Rams also have extended an offer to Aurora Central star Carlton Hurst — the reigning Aurora Sentinel Player of the Year — who has scholarship offers from Buffalo, New Mexico, Nebraska and others.

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