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UCLA’s Mick Cronin, Auburn’s Bruce Pearl, others in hot pursuit of elite junior point guard Aden Holloway

Aden Holloway has had one of the most productive seasons of any guard in the 2023 class.

Aden Holloway has had one of the most productive seasons of any guard in the 2023 class.

If last week’s Sportscenter spot of the NBA three-point range buzzer beater to knockoff then No. 2 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) was your introduction to La Lumiere’s (La Porte, Ind.) 2023 point guard Aden Holloway, you’ve missed the consistent rise of one of the top floor generals in the country this season.

“I’ve been working,” Holloway said. “I feel like my game has grown so much this season, and I’ve learned so many lessons.”

Chief among those is one that is as simple as it is loaded: The importance of confidence.

“I’ve always known how important it is to play confident, but this year has taught me that more than any other time,” Holloway said. “You can’t second guess yourself and you have to trust in the work that you’re putting in

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USGA, R&A propose equipment standards changes that could include different rules for elite players

For the first time, golf’s governing bodies appear poised to allow for significant rules differences between elite players and other golfers as a way to combat the distance gains the sport has seen with the advancement of technology.

Known as “bifurcation,” it would mean the professional tours and elite amateur competitions could require competitors to use equipment that is restricted while allowing everyday players the benefits that those technological gains bring them.

The United States Golf Association and the R&A jointly announced Tuesday that they are proposing equipment standards changes, including a potential local rule for club and ball specifications. They are also proposing changes to club length.

A year ago, the USGA and R&A released their “Distance Insights Project,” in which

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