Glenwood's Holtzclaw wins AISA Player of the Year award

Mike Swann, Tamara York are also honored

kprice@ledger-enquirer.comApril 4, 2013 

Anthony Holtzclaw had already led the Glenwood Gators to the Alabama Independent Schools Association Class AAA state championship in February.

Thursday, Holtzclaw capped off his season by being named the AISA Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

"Ant is very deserving of this award," Glenwood coach Dusty Perdue said. "He scored double figures in 30 of 32 games this year."

Holtzclaw, who is a 6-foot-1 junior, averaged 16.7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 assists per game.

"Ant is a hard worker who is a gym rat," Perdue said.

"He is a great kid."

The Gators finished the season with a 29-3 record.

Holtzclaw was named Most Valuable Player for the AISA state tournament. In leading Glenwood to three wins -- 63-49 over Fort Dale, 75-59 over Kingwood and 51-44 over Lee-Scott in the final.

In that championship game, Holtzclaw overcame foul trouble to finished with 23 points, 10 in the fourth quarter.

Teammate Mike Swann made the AISA honorable mention.

Glenwood girls player Tamara York made the AISA first team.

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