HAYS, Kan. – Former Barton Cougar Jaheim Holden is one of two players that will play basketball next season at Fort Hays State University. Holden is transferring from Tarleton State University and Enaruna is transferring from Evansville University.
Holden is a 5-foot, 10-inch guard that will have two years of eligibility remaining entering 2022-23. He played two seasons at Barton (Kan.) Community College before transferring to Tarleton State where he played in 2021-22. At Barton County, Holden was an All-KJCCC West Division First Team and All-Region 6 selection in 2020-21 averaging 16 points and 4.8 assists, and nearly two steals per game. In 2019-20, Holden averaged 15 points and 4.8 assists per game. Holden made 92 3-point field goals and shot 80.4 percent at the free-throw line (218-of-271) over his two years on the floor for the Cougars. He totaled 864 points and 268 assists in his 56 games played at Barton, which averaged out to 15.4 points and 4.8 assists per game. Holden saw limited action in 13 contests during the 2021-22 season at Tarleton State, totaling 10 points and 10 assists. His best single-game performance in 2021-22 came against Dallas Christian with three points, six assists, and six steals.
Enaruna is a 6-foot, 9-inch forward that will have one year of eligibility remaining in 2022-23. He played at Cloud County (Kan.) Community College for two years before transferring to Evansville where he also played two seasons. He still has an extra year of eligibility left due to the COVID season of 2020-21 that granted players their year of eligibility back no matter how much they played that season.
Enaruna and Holden join high school product Kyle Grill as the three additions announced by FHSU Men's Basketball so far for the 2022-23 season. Grill, a 6-foot, 5-inch guard who earned all-state first team honors in Class 5A in 2021-22 and helped guide Maize (Kan.) High School to a state title in 2020-21, announced his commitment to FHSU back in November. Grill and Enaruna share a commonality as their brothers were members of the Iowa State University men's basketball team in 2021-22.
Fort Hays State is coming off a strong 2021-22 season, finishing 23-6 overall and just one game out of first place in the MIAA regular season standings. The Tigers spent multiple weeks in the NABC and D2SIDA national rankings last year.