Brownell: Avry Holmes 'completes an outstanding recruiting class'

Avry Holmes (WCC photo)

Avry Holmes (WCC photo)

CLEMSON, S.C. - Avry Holmes, a 6-2 guard for the University of San Francisco the past two seasons, has signed an aid agreement to transfer to Clemson. Head Coach Brad Brownell made the announcement Monday. Per NCAA rules, Holmes is required to sit out the 2014-15 season but has two seasons of eligibility remaining, beginning in 2015-16.

"We're excited to add Avry to our basketball family," Brownell said. "He is a skilled shooter and good decision-maker who comes to us after two productive years of play in a very good league. Adding Avry - along with fall signees Gabe DeVoe and Donte Grantham - completes an outstanding recruiting class for our program."

A native of Salem, Ore., Holmes played 62 career games for the Dons, starting all 33 this past season for a team that went 21-12 and advanced to the NIT. He averaged 9.8 points per game over his two seasons and shot 98-223 from three-point range, a 43.9 percent accuracy.

In 2013-14, Holmes was third on the Dons' team with an average of 12.5 points per game. He shot 41.9 percent from three-point range and was USF's leading scorer in nine games, including a career-high 25 points at Loyola Marymount in the regular season finale. Holmes also averaged 17 points per game in two efforts against national power Gonzaga last season.

As a freshman in 2012-13, Holmes shot 47.1 percent from three-point distance and was named to the West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team. He scored a season-high 17 in his first career game against Stanford and later matched it in a contest against BYU.

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YabbaDaboDooDoo writes:

Except he's not part of this recruiting class if he has to sit out a year. He's part of next year's recruiting class. I'm sure this isn't lost on Brownell and he'll include Holmes in statements about next year's recruiting class in order to try and make the case for his recruiting.

Bluemoon7414 writes:

in response to YabbaDaboDooDoo:

Except he's not part of this recruiting class if he has to sit out a year. He's part of next year's recruiting class. I'm sure this isn't lost on Brownell and he'll include Holmes in statements about next year's recruiting class in order to try and make the case for his recruiting.

Nice handle Mr. Do Do (not),were you potty trained too early?

BlueRidgeBengal writes:

It's pretty simple Holmes signs this year and counts towards this year's class. Don't let your agenda get in the way of the truth though.

YabbaDaboDooDoo writes:

in response to BlueRidgeBengal:

It's pretty simple Holmes signs this year and counts towards this year's class. Don't let your agenda get in the way of the truth though.

He can't play with the 2 incoming freshmen this year anymore than a HS junior who commits to Brownell. How can he be part of the 2014 incoming class if he can't play until the 2015-2016 season? He can't. He's part of the 2015 class. Doesn't matter when he signs or when he pledged his undying love and commitment to Brownell. He can't play until 2015... that's what incoming class he's in.

It's convenient to mention him with Grantham and Devoe and say "wow, look at this great class" when everyone knows this time next year Brownell will be talking about what a great class he has with Holmes and whoever else is coming in as freshmen. Counting the money in your wallet more than once doesn't make you any richer.

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