Posted On: 06/17/19 7:16 PM

Nia Holloway of Eden Prairie posed with University of Minnesota coach Lindsay Whalen at the Gophers elite camp.

What a difference a year makes. When you’re talking about young basketball prospects entering their freshman year of high school there are so many unknowns. How will they handle the increased size, speed and experience of their opponents? How will their skills evolve? How will their emotional and physical maturity progress? Those questions were certainly asked in relation to 6’0 forward Nia Holloway of Eden Prairie and DTA Academy. Nia has answered them all with a resounding ‘Wow!’ As a result, she is now a power-conference prospect while rising from #11 to #5 in the updated Prep Girls Hoops Class of 2022 rankings.

There are some tremendous athletes in the class. #1 Maya Nnaji is a 6’4 power forward who helped Hopkins win the Class AAAA high school state championship and made it all the way to the final 18 at the recent Team USA U16 tryouts. #2 Amaya Battle of Hopkins and North Tartan Contreras is equally athletic, and the big point guard has a long list of suitors. #3

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