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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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Every day is Ladies’ Day in Doyle’s relentless pursuit of winners

Hollie Doyle has been locked in her garage during lockdown with one focus – taking another hammer blow at her sport’s glass ceiling at Royal Ascot, writes James Toney.

Ladies’ Day has a whole new meaning for Doyle, 23, who is fast underlining why it should be every day, not just one Thursday in June.

Doyle – who last year broke the record for the most winners in a year by a female jockey – has collected so many bottles of winner’s champagne she could open an off licence but she’s no intention of cracking one open to celebrate just yet.

She’s fully focussed on landing one of her sport’s biggest prizes at Flat racing’s most fabled meeting – and would like to do it before Tom Marquand, her partner and another rising star of the sport.

Marquand headed Down Under during lockdown to ride a series of big winners

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