Brian Holloway ’21 makes a “dream come true” by committing to Multnomah University


Holloway driving to the rim, looking to score.

Theo Kayser, Reporter

College commitment season has begun and Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) basketball player, Brian Holloway ’21, has committed to play basketball at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon.

Holloway says his first memory of playing basketball was, “when I was around three or four years old on my little hoop I had.” From there, he began playing organized basketball when he was six and has continued to play since, most recently playing for the Foothill Tech varsity boys’ team.

From his time at Foothill Tech, Holloway has had many basketball highlights. The one he mentioned first took place during his freshman year, when he was called up to the varsity team, where he was able to play a “small part” of that year’s team that made the CIF Championship. When speaking of a more general highlight, Holloway mentioned he loved, “getting to play in front of friends and family every game who supported us no matter the outcome.”

Holloway signing his letter of intent to attend Multnomah University.

Now preparing to leave high school basketball, Holloway said that he will miss “the bond I created with my teammates who I can now call family.” He went on to elaborate on this bond as he says they all “stuck with each other all the way through and created a friendship not a lot of people can say they have.”

With his impressive high school career, it’s no surprise that Holloway was recruited by multiple colleges. During this recruitment process, Holloway was speaking to several Division 3 and junior colleges, but said that once Multnomah offered him a scholarship he, “knew it was the one.”

When Holloway heard the scholarship offer from Multnomah, he said that he was, “sort of in shock.” He explained that he always had a goal of playing basketball at the collegiate level, and that reaching that was a “dream come true.”

In addition to receiving a scholarship, Holloway says that he chose Multnomah because of the “family environment” there. He went on to explain that due to the school being on the smaller end in terms of class population, “the team spends a lot of time together which will be nice to create chemistry.”

Going into college, Holloway has several goals for his upcoming basketball days. He says that he wants to “play all four years, earn my playing time and contribute to a winning team,” as well as personally, “continue to improve and reach my maximum potential as a basketball player.”

Off the court in college, Holloway still wants to be around athletics as he plans on majoring in exercise science. Holloway’s passion for athletics doesn’t end there, however, as he says for a career he plans to “be around sports in some way,” whether that be “an athletic trainer, a coach, a sports manager or an agent.”

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