CAREER: Enters senior season ranked ninth in school history with 743 career rebounds, eighth with 25 double-doubles, ninth with 136 steals and seventh with a .538 field-goal percentage ... Leader among returning SEC players in career rebounds, double-doubles and steals.
2011-12 (JUNIOR): Tabbed All-SEC second team by Blue Ribbon Yearbook and All-SEC honorable mention by the Associated Press ... Played in 31 games with 30 starts ... Averaged 11.2 points, a team-high 9.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, team-best 1.6 steals and 0.6 blocks in a team-high 31.8 minutes per game ... Just the second Rebel since 1980 to average 9.0 or more rebounds per game for an entire season ... Ranked 24th among SEC players in scoring, third in rebounding (48th in NCAA) and sixth in steals ... Ranked third in the SEC with 11 double-doubles ... In league games, ranked 18th in scoring (12.0), fourth in rebounding (8.3) and 13th in steals (1.3) ... Shot 51.1 percent from the field (143-of-280) ... Ole Miss went 19-11 when Holloway played a full game (missed 3 ½ games with an ankle injury) ... Led the team in rebounding on 19 occasions and in scoring 4 times ... Posted two 20-point scoring efforts ... Second on the team with 33 dunks ... Returned from a three-game absence with a spectacular game in a win over Arkansas (1/11), scoring 19 points (8-11 FGs) with 14 rebounds ... Monster game at Arkansas (2/28) with 16 points and 16 boards ... Named SEC Player of the Week after helping Ole Miss to wins over TCU (20 points) and Miami (13 points, season-high 17 rebounds) ... Recorded double-figure rebounds in all three SEC Tournament games, including a 13-point, 13-board effort in the first-round win over Auburn ... Led the Rebels to a win over Auburn (2/11) with 20 points and 11 rebounds, including 12 straight points for Ole Miss during a second-half comeback ... Had 15 points in a loss at No. 1 Kentucky ... Pulled down 17 boards in season opener against Louisiana-Monroe ... Season-high 5 steals at Penn State.
Transferred back to Ole Miss in June 2011.
SOUTH CAROLINA 2010-11: Redshirted ... Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules ... Decided to transfer to South Carolina from Ole Miss in May 2010.
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Started 30 of his 34 games played for the Rebels ... Averaged 10.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 0.7 blocks in 25.7 minutes per game ... Ranked fifth among SEC players in rebounding and eighth in steals ... Finished sixth in the SEC with eight double-doubles ... In league play, ranked fifth in rebounding (8.1) and fourth in steals (1.7) ... Led the team with 18 dunks ... Shot 56.0 percent from the field ... Led the team in rebounding on 18 occasions and in scoring three times ... Averaged a near double-double (11.4/9.4) over the last 11 games of the year ... Scored the tying basket at the end of the first overtime and then the winning basket with 3 seconds left to send the Rebels to New York in double OT against Texas Tech, posting 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals ... Grabbed 11 rebounds and set career highs with 6 steals and 3 blocks at Arkansas (3/6) ... His 6 steals against the Razorbacks tied for the highest single-game total of any SEC player in a league game in 2010 and tied for the sixth-highest total in school history ... Led the team with 16 points (8-12 FGs) and 7 boards in the win at Alabama (2/27) ... Huge game with 15 points and 20 rebounds vs. Auburn (2/24) ... The 20 rebounds were the most by a Rebel since 1975 and most by an SEC player in 2009-10 ... Monster game with 19 points and 17 rebounds vs. Arkansas (1/31) ... Missed the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi game while resting an ankle injury, but returned to tally 9 points and 13 rebounds at Arkansas State ... Had 10 points and 10 boards in the win over Kansas State ... Scored a career-high 26 points against Indiana at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, finishing 12-for-18 from the floor and pulling down 7 rebounds ... 17 points, 10 boards in opener vs. UALR.
2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 31 games, receiving 17 starts ... Topped Ole Miss and ranked 13th among SEC players in rebounding with 6.6 per game ... Also averaged 8.4 points, 0.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 22.0 minutes per game ... Tallied a team-best 36 steals and 16 dunks ... Posted six double-doubles on the season, seventh-most in the SEC and second-most among league freshmen ... Ranked fifth in the SEC with 3.0 offensive boards per game ... His team-leading 54.8 FG percentage topped all SEC freshmen, while his 6.6 rebounding average was third among league freshmen ... In league play, he placed ninth among all players and third among freshmen with 7.4 boards per contest ... Scored in double figures on 14 occasions and led the team in rebounding 14 times ... Collected double-doubles in five of the last seven regular-season outings ... Had 11 points and 14 boards in the season finale vs. MSU ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week after a pair of double-doubles in wins over Tennessee (season-high 18 points, 13 boards) and Georgia (12 points, 10 boards) ... Had five straight double-figure scoring games from 1/3-1/21 ... Posted first double-double of the season with 15 points and a season-high 16 rebounds vs. Florida A&M, earning him SEC Freshman of the Week honors ... Scored 15 points (5-of-5 FTs) with six rebounds vs. Alabama State ... Notched a season-high 4 thefts vs. Marshall.
HIGH SCHOOL: South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, 4A Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball as a senior at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo ... Ranked as the nation's No. 63 overall recruit by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. and the No. 67 recruit by Scout.com ... Playing for coach Leon Hogan, became the leading scorer in Dutch Fork history with 1,487 career points ... MVP of the state tournament after leading the Silver Foxes to the semifinals and scoring 32 points with 12 rebounds and 10 blocks in the semifinal game, his sixth triple-double of the season ... Averaged 28 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks as a senior ... Put up 25 points and 13 boards per game as a junior ... Selected to participate in the North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star game.
PERSONAL: Full name is Murphy McQuite Holloway ... Born April 24, 1990 ... Son of Sonja Holloway and Richard Maddox ... Has three brothers - Antonio Williams, Gary Holloway and Willie Holloway - and a daughter, Rihanna Holloway ... Majoring in criminal justice ... Played AAU ball with the South Carolina Ravens ... Enjoys fishing.
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