Saturday, July 11, 2009

David Holston signed with Karsiyaka

CHICAGO – Former Chicago State men’s basketball player David Holston (Pontiac, Mich.) has recently signed a professional contract to compete for Pinar Karsiyaka, a member of the Turkish Basketball League located in the town of Izmir, Turkey, for the 2009-10 season. The 5-8, 160-pound point guard joins a Pinar Karsiyaka squad that also features fellow American standouts Gerald Brown and Leon Williams. Pinar Karsiyaka posted a 13-17 record during the 2008-09 season.
Holston finished his collegiate campaign averaging 25.9 points, 6.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds and three steals per game per game in leading CSU to record its first winning season in the school’s Division I-era with a 19-13 record last season. Holston also led the nation for the second straight season with an average of 4.6 made three-point shots per game in addition to ranking fourth nationally in scoring and steals. He twice captured HSRN D-I and Great West Conference Player of the Week accolades during the season.

In addition to his weekly accolades, Holston earned the NCAA D-I Independent Player of the Year award and captured First Team All-Independent accolades two weeks ago. He also gained Independent Player of the Year accolades from and earned National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 13 Second Team honors.

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