Shortly after her team beat Camden in a showcase event, Ewing coach Shelly Dearden was talking about the Panthers' Jamal Holloway.

"That kid," Dearden said, "can really rebound."

Holloway went for 21 points and 21 rebounds against Ewing, the Group 3 state finalist. He generated 28 points and 25 rebounds against Woodrow Wilson, Camden's crosstown rival.

Holloway was a double-double machine as Camden went 25-7, won the South Jersey Group 2 title, and reached the state championship game at Rutgers University.

He averaged 16.3 points and 12.7 rebounds and played some of his best games against the strongest competition, such as Group 3 state finalist Ewing in the showcase at Rancocas Valley.

A remarkably quick athlete with a knack for finding the basketball, the 6-foot-4 Holloway led Camden in points, rebounds, steals (62), and blocks (32).

"He reminds me of Charles Barkley," Camden coach John Valore said.