Getting to Know Wright State Raiders sophomore guard Tanner Holden

Tanner Holden with ball, in action against Northern Kentucky during 2019-20 Season (courtesy WSU Athletic Communications)
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2020-21 Season:



Mins/Game: 34.3
Points/Game: 17.1
Shooting %: 55.7
Shot Attempts: 73-131
3pt Shooting %: 26.1
3pt Shooting: 6-23
Free Throw %: 75.0
FT Attempts: 36-48
Reb./Game: 7.8

Tanner Holden was named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week on
Dec. 28. Holden shot 67 percent for the weekend as he recorded games of
18 and 19 points in Wright State’s two wins over Green Bay. He recorded
his first double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds on
Saturday before tying his season high with 19 points on Sunday, adding
eight rebounds in the victory.
Holden followed up the honor with a season-best 24 points on Jan. 1 at
Oakland and a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds on Jan. 2.
against the Golden Grizzlies.

  • POSITION Guard
  • HEIGHT 6-6
  • WEIGHT 185
  • CLASS Sophomore
  • HOMETOWN Wheelersburg, OH
  • HIGHSCHOOL Wheelersburg

2019-20: Started 30 of his 31 regular season games played this season, averaging 12.1 points per game, the third-most on the Raider roster, while adding 6.5 rebounds per game, the second-most on the roster… Had 20 double-digit scoring games during his inaugural regular season, including 14 in Horizon League play, while turning in three double-doubles… His best game of the season was a 27-point, 17-rebound effort in Wright State’s win at Toledo in mid-December with both totals being his season-highs… Was named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team.

Notes: A 6-6 dual athlete at Wheelersburg High School in Ohio… For his efforts during his junior year, Holden was named to the 2018 First-Team All-State Division III in Ohio by averaging nearly 18 points and hauling in 11 rebounds per game… Was also a standout football player, winning the 2017 Division V State Football Championship and honored with the 2017 Division V Co-Offensive Player of the Year award… Was a finalist for the Mr. Football Award in Ohio.