BLOG: College basketball’s transient nature struck the Ole Miss men’s basketball program again Friday afternoon but this time, it appears it will benefit the Rebels long term.Former Rebel forward Murphy Holloway is expected to return to Ole Miss and resume his career that he cut short last April to be closer to his family.
Holloway originally left Oxford to return home to South Carolina and be the primary caretaker for his child, but according to a source, Holloway’s mother is better physical health, while the baby’s mother is now graduated from high school and able to become the primary caretaker.
The 6-foot-7 Holloway has apparently wanted to return to Oxford and Friday, he was released by USC head coach Darrin Horn, setting things in motion for his eventual return.
Holloway was a walk-on at South Carolina this past season. He practiced with the Gamecocks but did not play in game this season due to NCAA transfer rules. He has two years of eligibility left, but he must be granted a waiver to resume playing for the Rebels this upcoming season. There is a possibility Holloway may have to sit another season and lose one of his two years left to play. (March 25, 2011)