Seneca High senior Kianna Holland, ranked the No. 23 prospect in the country by Girls Basketball Report, signed today to continue her career at Duke University.
“I’m a small-town kid. This isn’t supposed to happen to small-town kids,” Holland said. “There aren’t very many girls who have gone to Duke who are from South Carolina. I feel honored. I feel extremely blessed to have this opportunity.”
Holland, a 5-foot-9 guard, averaged 23.3 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals as a junior for the Bobcats.
“My dad has always told me that academics come before athletics and to always keep my grades high, because you never know what opportunities might be open to you,” Holland said.
“So I wanted a school that has a great academic reputation and great athletics as well. Duke is a top-seven school in the country, and they’re also preseason No. 3 (in basketball).”
Holland averaged 11 points as an eighth-grader and 25.3 points as a freshman. She missed her sophomore season because of an injury.
A three-time All-Western AAA selection and an all-state choice as a junior, Holland is a member of a Duke recruiting class that has been ranked No. 2 in the nation.