Former USF Guard Avry Holmes to Transfer to Clemson


Former University of San Francisco guard Avry Holmes announced his plans to transfer on April 24 with plans to go to a higher-name program. 10 days later, Holmes picked that school.

Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported that Holmes is heading east to play for coach Brad Brownell and the Clemson Tigers for his final two seasons of eligibility. He presumably will have to sit out next season.

Holmes became a crucial piece to the Dons this past season, especially after Cody Doolin left the program in November. The sophomore guard from Salem, Ore. averaged 12.5 points and 3.1 assists this season, finishing second on the Dons in both categories.

The 6-foot-3 lead guard had a taste for the dramatic in his sophomore season at USF. Holmes hit a number of big shots for his team, including a buzzer beating 10-foot jumper to propel the Dons over San Diego in conference play.

The Clemson Tigers bring back a slate of backcourt players next season, with most of them entering their senior seasons. It will be Holmes job to step in and take on a bigger load when they leave.

Holmes will likely play alongside Jordan Roper when he comes eligible, a junior-to-be that averaged 7.4 points last season.

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