6'7 SF/PF All-Stater Hits SMU Elite Camp

At 6'7, this 2011 prospect can play power forward, but has the speed and driving ability to play small forward. A 1st-team all-state player last year as a sophomore, he recently attended the SMU elite camp in Dallas and loved it. Come inside to see who it is! If you don't have a premium membership, you are missing out!

Matt Doherty and crew are making it a point to try to recruit DFW and the state of Texas harder than SMU has ever recruited it before. One 2011 prospect the Mustangs have their eye on is Antonian Prep's Jonathan Holmes. As a sophomore, he was a 1st Team TAPPS All State 5A selection and a nominee to the USA Junior National team.

At 6'7, 225 pounds, Holmes describes himself as a small forward that can play power forward. He likes to drive to the hoop and his outside shot is coming around. Last season for the Apaches, the sophomore averaged over 19 points per game and pulled down eight rebounds.

"My biggest strength is getting to the hole. I get there pretty easily," stated Holmes to PonyStampede.com. "I'm pretty long and guys have a hard time covering me to the rack. My biggest weakness would be my on the ball defense."

Currently, he has no offers, but is hearing from SMU, Wichita State, Nebraska, North Texas, USC, Indiana State, and Wright State. He wants to go to a school that is dedicated to winning and has coaches that can develop talent.

Nearly three weeks ago, Holmes made the trip from San Antonio to Dallas, to check out SMU's elite camp.

"It was really competitive and there was a lot of good players. The courts and arena were really nice and the coaching staff seemed like they were tight," said the small forward. "It was a pretty good camp overall. The facilities looked pretty nice and new. I haven't seen a lot of places, but they looked pretty nice. I'm pretty glad that I went."

Playing on the San Antonio Ro-Hawks AAU team this summer, Holmes averaged nearly 20 points per game and pulled down nine rebounds. He is hoping that the extra work he has put in this summer will translate to the floor for Antonian Prep. The Apaches finished last season 12-14 overall with Holmes as the leading scorer and rebounder. He is also hoping to see his recruiting pick up soon.

"I'm hoping some schools are getting close to offering me, but I don't know. The only other school that I have visited besides SMU is Texas A&M," said Holmes. "I talked with the coaches after one of their shootouts. I then walked around the campus for a little while and checked out things. I haven't really talked to anyone about visiting games this winter, but I'm wanting to."

PonyStampede.com will have more on this 2011 prospect as it becomes available. Look soon for Jonathan Holmes highlights on Scout.com.


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