Motor Leading to Productive Sequences
As soon as she steps on the floor, Holiman is a player ready to contribute. She gives 100% effort at all times and turns that “want to” into production and disruption. The energy she is willing to spend to make plays or keep her team in the game is part of what makes her a great teammate.
Holiman’s motor is hard to miss on film. She is constantly in a defensive stance ready to guard ball-handlers for 94 feet and she is happy to apply pressure to make opposing teams uncomfortable. What makes this an even more pronounced aspect of her skillset is that her court vision amplifies her ability to cover large areas of the court to her team’s benefit. It’s common for her to run from one end of a half-court possession to the other to add defensive pressure to a shooter or ball-handler. These added methods to disrupt her opponents make her a pesky player to oppose on the court.
Even more frustrating for her opponents is the fact that Holiman’s seemingly endless energy and effort do not stop on the offensive end. Despite being far from the tallest player on the court, she pulls down rebounds as if she were a dominant and physical post under the basket. Holiman’s combination of acceleration and stealth moving behind defenses allow her to properly time and elevate for shots coming off the rim to give her team extra possessions.
Seeing her string these actions into sequences of production are even more fun to witness.