Tournament Alumni

Kory Holden, JM Bennett ’14

Kory Holden

Kory Holden won the Governor’s Challenge dunk contest during his senior year at Bennett, and after two years at Delaware, he has transferred to South Carolina. The point guard received All-CAA Rookie honors as a freshman and then was an All-CAA selection as a sophomore, averaging 17.7 points and 4.2 assists before electing to transfer. He is currently a starter for the Gamecocks as a junior and is close to reaching 1,000 career collegiate points.

Kamau Stokes, City ’14

Kamau Stokes

Now in his junior season at Kansas State, Kamau Stokes is one of the most dynamic guards in the Big 12. During his sophomore campaign, Stokes averaged over 11 points and four assists per game and helped lead Kansas State to the NCAA tournament. A standout on City’s juggernaut undefeated state championship team in 2014, Stokes also starred for John Carroll and Dunbar during his high school career.

Nicolas Claxton, Legacy Early College ’16


Nicolas Claxton came to the Governor’s Challenge in 2015 and 2016 and was one of the top prospects in the nation during his senior year. Playing for Legacy Early College, he averaged 18 points per game and was named to the All-Governor’s Challenge first team in 2016. Now as a freshman at the University of Georgia, Claxton is contributing with solid minutes off the bench in his first season. As a centerpiece the Bulldogs look to build their program around, Claxton is expected to become a big-time player in the SEC.

Where are they now?