2025 JaiQuan Holman is one of the top Point Guard prospects in his class in the state of Illinois and impressed during the 2021 grassroots season playing up two age levels with Illinois Predators 16U. Holman will start his high school career this year as next in line at historic Springfield Lanphier HS (IL). 

Watching Holman play over the summer you wouldn’t have guessed he was 2 years younger than the rest of his teammates and opponents. He showed off deep range on his jumper, a nice handle and plays the game with an abundance of confidence. Standing 5’11, Holman has the strength and quickness to get into the paint, and more than held his own defensively against bigger guards. Projected to reach close to 6’4, Holman could see his stock explode on the national radar over the next 12-18 months as he continues to grow and develop his game. 

NY2LA Sports caught up with Illinois Predators Elite Program Director, Marques Warfield, to discuss Holman’s game, development, and what makes him special to coach. Warfield has coached Holman since the 4th grade with the Predators program on GNBA and NY2LA Basketball Association platforms.

“One of the hardest workers I have had the luxury of coaching. He is very coachable, has great communication skills and is a vocal leader. He’s always played one or two years up so this has helped shape him tremendously as a competitor and a person.” 

Warfield says what separates Holman from his peers in the 2025 class is his maturity, basketball IQ, and competitiveness. 

“Most kids his age struggle in these areas. JaiQuan doesn’t because of the routines he’s established. His skill set is unlike anyone in his class. He’s a 3-level scorer with deep range and plays downhill in transition.” 

Holman is also a standout in the classroom and checks a lot of boxes on and off the court for such a young prospect. Look for him to make an instant impact at the Varsity level this winter at Lanphier and his development will be monitored closely as he continues to progress.