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Jonathan Holmes
Jonathan Holmes.jpg
Free agent
Position Forward
Personal information
Born (1992-12-09) December 9, 1992 (age 25)
San Antonio, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school Antonian College Prep
(San Antonio, Texas)
College Texas (2011–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2016–2017 FC Barcelona Lassa
2017 Canton Charge
2017–2018 Maine Red Claws
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2014)

Jonathan Alexander Holmes (born December 9, 1992) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the University of Texas.

High school career[edit]

Holmes attended Antonian College Prep in San Antonio, Texas. As a junior in 2009–10, he averaged 24.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game while leading Antonian to the TAPPS 5A state semifinals. As a senior in 2010–11, he averaged 23.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game while helping Antonian to a 16–13 mark.[1]

College career[edit]

Holmes played four seasons of college basketball for the University of Texas, averaging 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 23.1 minutes over 127 career games. He was named All-Big 12 Second Team and team MVP as a junior after averaging 12.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks on 50.5% shooting, and was an All-Big 12 Honorable mention as a senior with averages of 10.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Holmes joined the Boston Celtics for the 2015 NBA Summer League. In eight games (seven starts) for the Celtics, he averaged 10 points and five rebounds in 20 minutes per game. On August 13, 2015, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[2] However, he was later waived by the Lakers on October 23, 2015 after appearing in two preseason games.[3] During his second preseason game, he tore his right labrum and was ruled out for six months.[4]

In July 2016, Holmes joined the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[5] In five games for the Grizzlies, he averaged 6.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 23.2 minutes per game. On September 26, 2016, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[6][7] However, he was later waived by the Cavaliers on October 20 after appearing in six preseason games.[8] On November 1, he was acquired by the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Cavaliers,[9] and three days later, he left Canton to sign a two-month contract with FC Barcelona Lassa.[10] Following the expiration of his contract, he parted ways with Barcelona on January 7, 2017.[11] In 10 games, he averaged 7.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 18.1 minutes per game.[12]

On January 11, 2017, Holmes was reacquired by the Canton Charge[12] and the next day, he made his debut for the Charge in a 109–105 loss to the Santa Cruz Warriors, recording two rebounds in eight minutes off the bench.[13] He was traded by the Charge to the Maine Red Claws on September 25, 2017.[14]

National team[edit]

Holmes played with the senior United States national team at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, where he won a gold medal.

Personal life[edit]

Holmes is the son of Daryl and Angela Holmes. His father, Daryl, played football at the University of Nebraska (lettered in 1980 as a defensive end). Holmes' older sister, Amber, played basketball for four years at Southeast Missouri State (2009–12), while his younger brother, Sterling, attended Richland College in Dallas, then transferred to Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Texas Longhorns Athletics – Jonathan Holmes". TexasSports.com. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Lakers Sign Jonathan Holmes". NBA.com. August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Lakers Waive Jonathan Holmes". NBA.com. October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ Siegel, Ezra (July 5, 2016). "Jonathan Holmes seeks second chance to fulfill NBA dream". DailyTexasOnline.com. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Grizzlies announce NBA Summer League 2016 roster". NBA.com. July 5, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Cavs sign Jonathan Holmes". Sportando.com. September 26, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Cavaliers Announce 2016-17 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 26, 2016. Archived from the original on September 26, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Cavaliers Waive Three Players". NBA.com. October 20, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Canton Charge 2016 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Initial agreement for the signing of Jonathan Holmes". FCBarcelona.com. November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Barcelona parts ways with Jonathan Holmes". Eurohoops.net. January 7, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Jonathan Holmes Returns to Charge". NBA.com. January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Warriors Snap Canton's Streak With Comeback". NBA.com. January 12, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Maine Red Claws And Canton Charge Complete Trade". NBA.com. September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 

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