Brownell secures USF transfer

San Francisco point guard Avry Holmes will transfer to Clemson for his final two seasons of eligibility. The point guard pulled the trigger while visiting.

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CUTigers confirmed Holmes' commitment to Clemson on Sunday night.

"Just the situation of me sitting out a year then me coming in and being able to possibly start and just helping out the team," he said, shortly after jumping on board with the pledge. "The guys, they're great guys."

As a sophomore at USF, Holmes averaged 12.5 points, 3.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 43.8 percent from the field.

Named to the West Coast Conference All-Freshman team, Holmes led the league in field goal percentage [47 percent]. He averaged 6.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game that season.

There was plenty of appeal about bringing his game to Clemson.

"What they said about the situation. I like the coaching staff and how everything is in place, but mostly the situation when I come in," Holmes said. "That would be a good situation for me…it just felt good."

Holmes will have to sit out the 2014-15 season, according to NCAA transfer rules.

Clemson initiated the contact shortly after he signed his release. No other school has hosted him for a visit.

"I've got to finish out my [school] year," Holmes said. "I've got like a week left, so after I'll go home for a little bit then and they'll have me come back in the summer."

Among the reasons that he decided to leave USF was to play in a high-major conference. Playing in the ACC presents that opportunity.

"That's one of the reasons. Playing in the ACC, Louisville's coming and Notre Dame, they're playing at a high level," Holmes said. "It's what I've always wanted. I felt like I could play with those guys. There's a lot of history in the ACC. To be a part of that, it's special."

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