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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