Star Guard Aaron Holmes Will Transfer to USF

Officials announced Monday that former star guard from St. Petersburg Catholic Aaron Holmes will transfer from the FSU basketball program to USF, and will begin classes this Spring.

Florida State officials announced Monday that true freshman guard Aaron Holmes will transfer from the men's basketball program due to personal reasons.

Holmes was set to redshirt this season, and was not on the bench for FSU's upset victory over UF Sunday night.

The star guard from St. Petersburg Catholic is transferring to USF after just one semester at Florida State to be closer to home and his family and will enroll at USF Monday, and sit out the season as to mandatory NCAA rules.

Holmes scored more than 2,000 career points, and led St. Petersburg Catholic to four straight district titles and three trips to the state Final Four. He was 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. He was also on an AAU team that won the Showtime National title.

Holmes was named to the Florida Sports Writers Association Class 3A boys All-State basketball first team in 2005-06 as a senior, 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.


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