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Aaron Holmes
Aaron Holmes


St. Petersburg, Fla.

High School:
St. Petersburg Catholic

Last College:
Santa Fe College (Fla.)

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 200



AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Suffered a cartilage tear and tendon subluxation in his right wrist during practice on Jan. 8 and missed five games before returning to the court against Southern Miss on Jan. 30...Added 15 points, five rebounds and a career-high five steals at East Carolina on Feb. 9 in his first start since the injury...Scored a game-high 17 points in the victory over Penn State on Nov. 20...Added 11 points againt LaSalle on Nov. 22 and 10 points in the win over George Mason on Nov. 28...Recorded the first double double of his career with 18 points and 10 rebounds against VCU on Dec. 19...Scored 11 in the victory over North Carolina A&T and added eight rebounds...Scored in double figures in six games this season...Played in 21 games and started 16 times.

PRIOR TO TULANE: Originally signed with Florida State out of high school, but transferred to South Florida following his first semester...After sitting out one full year due to NCAA Transfer rules, he played in 18 conference games with the Bulls, but left USF after the 2007-08 campaign due to a coaching change...Played one season at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Fla.

HIGH SCHOOL: HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as a top 50 national prospect as a senior, he scored 2,748 career points, the most in school history, and led St. Petersburg Catholic to four straight district titles and three trips to the state Final Four...The only player to be named All-Suncoast Player of the Year three times by the St. Petersburg Times (2004-06), and was also runner-up for Florida's Mr. Basketball in 2006...Also led his AAU team to the Showtime National title...Named to the Florida Sports Writers Association Class 3A boys All-State basketball first team as a senior in 2005-06, and also as a junior in 2004-05. In his sophomore season he was named to the Class 3A Boys all-state basketball second team when he averaged 22 points a game in 2003-04...Helped lead SPC to 100 victories during his four-year career, and scored in double figures in each game during his senior season...Averaged 27.4 point per game and led his team to a 27-4 record during his final prep campaign...Averaged 26.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per outing and reached the 40-point plateau twice as a junior, including his career-high of 46 points against Florida Prep. He averaged 12.8 points per contest and earned all-state honorable mention honors as a freshman...Ranked the 27th best shooting guard in the country by Rivals.com and 34th-best by Scout.com.

PERSONAL: A social science major...born on Oct. 10, 1987 in Clearwater, Fla...the son of Stacey Holmes and Scott and Patty Johnson...Nickname is "Skeeter"...Has four brothers and one sister.