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    Steve Holdren
    22 Steve Holdren
    Class:
    RS Junior

    Hometown:
    Champaign, Ill.

    High School:
    Centennial

    Last College:
    South Dakota State

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 200

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    05/01/1986

    AT ILLINOIS
    2007-08 Junior:
    Walk-on appeared in 14 games on the season, averaging 1.2 points ... Scored a season-high seven points in opener vs. Northeastern on Nov. 11.

    2006-07 Redshirt: Transferred to Illinois following two seasons at South Dakota State and sat out the 2006-07 season per NCAA regulations.

    AT SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
    Played in the first five games of the 2005-06 season as a sophomore before a torn ACL sidelined him for the remainder of the year ... Was SDSU's leading scorer at 14.4 points per game before the injury ... Scored a career-high 28 points against the Illini on Nov. 18, 2005 at the Assembly Hall ... Started 23 games as a true freshman in 2004-05 and was named to the All-Independent Newcomer team ... Ranked second on the team in scoring (12.5 ppg) and rebounding (6.0 rpg) as a freshman.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Earned three varsity letters at Centennial, playing alongside current Illini teammate Trent Meacham ... High school coach was Tim Lavin ... Earned IBCA All-State, first-team All-Big 12 Conference, and Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette All-Area honors as a senior ... Averaged 17.9 points and led the team in rebounding at 7.1 rpg during his senior season, helping lead Centennial to the IHSA sectional semifinals.

    PERSONAL
    Born May 1, 1986 ... Parents are Jim and Peggy Holdren ... Majoring in sport management ... Has one brother and one sister ... Involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Favorite athlete is Dwayne Wade because, "He's the best player in the league, but he just plays his game and remains humble."

    Holdren's Career Statistics

    Year        G-GS     MIN/Avg.    FGM-A/%        3PM-A/%        FTM-A/%        OR-DR-TOT/Avg.    PF-DQ    A/Avg.    TO     B/Avg.    S/Avg.    PTS/Avg.
    2004-05 *   26-23    751/28.9    125-307/.407   27-83/.325     48-76/.632     64-92-156/6.0     72-2     48/1.8    69     1/0.1     22/0.8    325/12.5
    2005-06 *   5-4      148/29.6    26-63/.413     9-23/.391      11-16/.688     12-9-21/4.2       9-0      6/1.2     13     1/0.2     7/1.4     72/14.4
    2006-07     DNP - Redshirt
    2007-08     14-0     97/6.9      5-19/.263      3-15/.200      4-7/.571       1-10-11/0.8       11-0     7/0.5     2      0/0.0     2/0.1     17/1.2
    Totals      45-27    996/22.1    156-389/.401   39-121/.322    63-99/.636     77-111-188/4.2    92-2     61/1.4    84     2/0.1     31/0.7    414/9.2
    * Statistics from 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons are from South Dakota State.
    

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