The Clemson Tigers had a productive season in 2013-2014, and on Sunday, news broke that the program has acquired a potentially high-impact player for their future. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman brings word that San Francisco guard Avry Holmes is on his way to join Brad Brownell and company:
Clemson has landed San Francisco transfer Avry Holmes, source told ESPN. Good pickup for Brad Brownell and the Tigers.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 5, 2014
Clemson managed to win 23 games despite an offense that ranked outside the top-100 nationally last season (scoring only 105.9 points per 100 possessions), and the addition of Holmes should greatly help that unit when he arrives. Unfortunately for Tigers fans, they will have to wait a full season for him to be eligible, but Holmes put up more than 12 points and 3 assists per game as a sophomore at USF, and there is real upside to his game.
Rumors have swirled about Holmes and his desire to make the jump to a big-name program, and landing with Clemson certainly accomplishes that. The jury is out on just how effective he can be at this level of competition, but with a full year to practice against ACC-caliber talent, he should be ready to make an impact in 2015-2016 for the Tigers.