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    Thaydeus Holden 10    
     
      Thaydeus Holden
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Silsbee, Texas

High School:
Seward County [Kan.] CC

Last College:
Lamar University/ Seward County CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
02/08/1980

Experience:
1L

Holden In The Record Books
Ranks 10th all-time at Tennessee with 82 career three-pointers and with 220 three-point attempts ... Converted 37.3 percent (82-of-220) of his three-point attempts to rank sixth on UT?s career charts.

2002-03 (Senior)
Ranked fifth in the SEC by making 40.3 percent of his three-point attempts ... In conference games, ranked third in the league by making 43.1 of his three-point attempts ... Started each of the Vols? final 12 games and has scored in double figures in eight of those contests ... Enjoyed perhaps his best career game when he drained six three-pointers and recorded 22 points against Alabama (2/22/03), both career highs ... Went a career-best 10-for-12 from the free throw line on his way to a 17-point performance at Arkansas (2/12/03) ... Scored 15 points and helped hold the high-scoring Bulldog guard Ezra Williams to only nine points in the Vols? upset win over Georgia (2/8/03) ... Scored 13 points on 8-of-11 shooting against UMass (2/5/03) ... Enjoyed a streak of six games in which he grabbed at least one offensive rebound ... Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in 31 minutes played against Louisville (1/25/03) ... Tied a school record for single-game three-point percentage by going 5-for-5 from behind the arc against Vanderbilt (1/18/03) ... Shares the record with Shane Carnes who went 5-for-5 at Michigan State (12/20/94) ... Had a streak of seven consecutive three-pointers made end at Georgia (1/22/03) ... Statistically did not standout against Georgia Tech (12/15/02), but had one of his best games of his career against the Yellow Jackets by making several key plays to keep the Vols in the game ... Recorded his first start of the season against Texas A&M (12/4/02) ... His first two games this season were some of the most courageous performances of the young season ... Suffered a sprained ankle early in the season opener but continued to play more than 20 minutes after suffering the injury ... Was unable to practice before the VMI game but came back and played 16 hard-nosed minutes during which he guard the Keydets? best player, Jason Conley.

2001-02 (Junior)
Recipient of the Coach?s Award as the team?s best defender ... Named the Southeastern Conference?s ?Best Junior College Import? in the Jan. 7 edition of The Sporting News ... Came off the bench to help take over the point guard duties at Florida (2/26/02) when Jon Higgins and Jenis Grindstaff went down with injuries ... Had a big steal that resulted in a lay-up to cut into the Bulldog lead in UT?s upset of No. 16 Georgia (3/2/02) ... Broke out of a slump with a six point, six rebound and three assist effort against Auburn (1/27/02) ... Had 12 points on 3-of-5 shooting in Tennessee?s 76-74 overtime win against No. 7 Kentucky (2/6/02) ... Scored all 10 of his points at Memphis (12/15/01) in the second half, including a clutch three-pointer with 14 seconds left to bring the Vols to within two points of the Tigers ... Scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field in his first game as a Vol ... He earned his first career start and played the entire second half against Tennessee Tech (11/16/01) ... Buzz Peterson?s first signee at the University of Tennessee, signing with the Vols in April 2001 out of Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kan.

2000-01 (Sophomore at Seward County CC)
Earned first team All-Jayhawk Conference honors ... A first team All-Region VI selection ... Ranked second in the Jayhawk Conference with 22.2 points per game ... Connected on 40.3 percent (85-of-211) of his three-point attempts to rank 10th in the conference ... Led the Jayhawk Conference with 2.83 three-pointers made per game ... Set a school record with 45 points in a game against Labette County CC ... Ranks fifth on Seward County?s single-season scoring lists with 732 points ... Stands second on the school?s single-season lists with 85 three-pointers made and fifth with 164 free throws made ... Also averaged 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game ... Coached by Dave Brown.

1999-00 (Freshman at Lamar)
Started 14 of his 31 games in the backcourt at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas ... Ranked third on the team by averaging 8.1 points per game ... Also contributed 2.0 rebounds per game for the Cardinals ... Shot 37.0 percent (85-of-230) from the field ... Led Lamar to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1983 ... Led Lamar to the Southland Conference Tournament championship ... Coached by Mike Deane.

1998-99
Redshirt

High School
Led Silsbee to a 27-7 record as a senior ... Averaged 14.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists ... Led Silsbee to the semifinal round of the state playoffs as a senior ... A three-time all-district and all-region selection ... Named to the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team ... Named third team all-state in Class 4A ... As a junior he helped lead Silsbee to a 31-1 record and a No. 1 ranking in the state for most of the year ... Earned all-district, all-region and all-state honors following his junior season ... Coached by Joe Sigler.

Personal
Born: February 8, 1980 ... Full name: Thaydeus LaJuan Holden ... Academic Major: Criminal Justice.

Year
FG-A
Pct
3FG-A
Pct
FT-A
Pct
Reb-Avg
Ast
Blk
Stl
Pts-Avg
2002
62-171
.363
34-101
.337
46-63
.730
76-2.5
44
4
22
204-6.6
2003
75-190
.395
48-119
.403
48-58
.828
72-2.5
43
7
18
246-8.5
Totals
137-361
.380
82-220
.373
94-121
.777
148-2.5
87
11
40
450-7.5

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