Former Kent State standout Holt gets invite to predraft workout with Cavaliers

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Record-Courier staff report

Former Kent State standout shooting guard Randal Holt was invited by the Cleveland Cavaliers to participate in a pre-draft workout Monday morning. Holt, a native of Cleveland, is the second Golden Flash to work out for NBA teams in preparation for Thursday's draft.

"It went very well," Holt said. "They had us competing against each other in one-on-one situations and then three-on-three situations. We did some stationary shooting, as well as shooting on the move. I shot the ball well from three and feel good about how I performed."

A Third Team All-Mid-American Conference performer, Holt led the MAC in 3-pointers (2.5 per game) in helping the Flashes to their 14th 20-win season in the past 15 years.

He was also second in the conference in free-throw shooting (.851) and eighth in scoring (14.7) this past season.

Holt finished his career as Kent State's all-time leader in 3-pointers (247) and ninth on the school's scoring list (1,417).

Guards Ray McCallum, Jr. (Detroit), Michael Snaer (Florida State), and Nemanja Nedovic (Serbia), as well as centers Zeke Marshall (University of Akron) and Mike Muscala (Bucknell), also participated in the Cavaliers' pre-draft workout.

Former KSU teammate Chris Evans worked out for the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. This was the second workout for Evans, who previously auditioned for the Sacramento Kings on June 3.

Kent State players have frequently drawn the attention of NBA scouting personnel over the last 11 years. Holt is the 14th player during that time to participate in the NBA Summer League, a pre-draft workout, or the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

A year ago, Justin Greene and Carlton Guyton earned pre-draft workouts with the Cleveland Cavaliers following their senior season. Guyton was later selected in the seventh round of the NBA Developmental League draft by the Erie Bayhawks. Last July, Mike Scott (2008) played for the Washington Wizards during the Las Vegas NBA Summer League.

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