By Ronald Frazier
Quan Holton was surprised during the 2017-’18 regular basketball season when Glenwood stopped a game and Lady Gator coach Julie Humphries presented her with a special basketball for scoring her 2,000th point of her high school career.
It should have come as no surprise, though, when AISA held its annual awards banquet for basketball and Holton was named AISA Female Player of the Year for her efforts on behalf of Glenwood’s basketball team.
Holton’s awards were numerous and only two points separated her from winning two straight AISA state championships. After winning the title as a junior, the Lady Gators made it to the title game and fell two points short of a three-peat for the team.
For her senior year, Holton averaged 19.1 points a game, tallied 3.5 assists, five rebounds and three steals. Glenwood’s record with Holton for two years was an impressive 51-8 and Holton finished with 2,199 points for her four-year career, including two seasons at Smiths Station and two at Glenwood.
In that run, the team won two straight region titles, one state title and one runner-up trophy.
Holton was voted the MVP in the 2018 region 1 AISA class AAA tournament and was also on the state class AAA all-tournament team. Holton made the Opelika-Auburn Daily News all-area team and also selected to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer’s first team. Holton, along with senior Abby Brown participated in the AISA All-Star game and was named the all-star game’s MVP as well. Following her graduation, Holton has accepted a full scholarship in basketball and will play at Truett-McConnell University.
“The honor is well deserved,” said Glenwood Coach Humphries of her star player. “Quan is a good player and is a great teammate.”