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Mike Holmes

  • position F/c
  • height 6-7
  • weight 230
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Bishopville, S.C.
  • High school Lee Central
  • position F/c
  • height 6-7
  • weight 230
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Bishopville, S.C.
  • High school Lee Central

Mike Holmes Bio

2008-09
Saw action in all 31 contests, starting 29 … Averaged 10.8 points, a team-best 7.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks in 27.5 minutes per game … In SEC action, contributed 9.5 points and a team-high 6.9 rebounds … Collected six double-doubles, a career high and ninth-most among SEC competitors … In final SEC statistics (all games), ranked sixth in rebounds, fourth in offensive rebounds (3.0/game), ninth in defensive rebounds (4.7/game) and tied for 10th in blocks (1.2/game) … Scored double figures 22 times and collected double-digit rebounds seven times … Led team in rebounds 13 times … Posted first double-double of the season in 14-point, 13-rebound effort in victory over Winthrop (11/16) … Followed two games later with double-double in overtime loss at College of Charleston (11/28), posting 14 points and 12 rebounds … Posted 14 points and 11 rebounds in win over The Citadel (12/20) … Tallied career-high 19 points in win over Presbyterian (12/23) … Posted 13 points and 11 rebounds against No. 20/16 Clemson (12/30) … Contributed 11 points and seven rebounds in upset of No. 19/20 Baylor (1/2) … Earned assist on game-winning basket scored by Zam Fredrick to defeat the Bears … Scored nine points, while adding three steals and two assists, in upset win over No. 24 Florida … Collected assist on game-winning basket, again scored by Zam Fredrick, with just seconds on the clock to defeat the Gators … Tallied 15 points, along with eight rebounds in upset victory over No. 24 Kentucky (1/31) at Rupp Arena … Posted fifth double-double of the season in victory against Alabama (2/14), scoring 12 points, including game-winning shot with seconds to spare, and 10 rebounds … Posted 10 points and 11 rebounds in regular-season finale against Georgia (3/7) … Scored 12 points, while collecting eight rebounds in NIT contest against Davidson (3/17).

2007-08
SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
Was named to the Coaches All-SEC Freshman Team – the seventh Gamecock all time to be selected to the squad … Saw action in 30 games with 12 starts … Averaged 8.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks per game in 20.5 minutes per game … Tied Archie for rebounding leader (5.7) and fourth (8.5) in scoring … In SEC play, averaged 6.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 steals in 17.3 minutes per game with five starts … Tallied 15 games with at least six rebounds … Collected four double-doubles (at Florida, vs. Mississippi State, vs. Kentucky and vs. Tennessee) … Had a career-high 16 rebounds vs. NC State including eight offensive and eight defensive … Followed up the next game with 10 rebounds vs. George Mason … Had break-out game on the road at Florida, picking up first-career double-double (first true South Carolina freshman since 2003 to do so) with 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench … Second straight double-double with 13 rebounds and 12 points in OT loss to Mississippi State … Only freshman since Carolina joined the SEC to collect two straight double-doubles … Scored 18 points with seven rebounds and three blocks in win at Auburn … Third double-double of the year vs. Kentucky, posting 16 points with 10 rebounds and one block … Scored 16 points with four rebounds and two assists in SEC Tournament win over LSU and finished the season with a double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds) in tournament loss to No. 4 Tenneesee.

High School
South Carolina Mr. Basketball 2007
Chose South Carolina over Alabama, Wake Forest and Clemson … Averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks per game as a junior playing for Coach Laverne Knox at Lee Central … Ranked in the top 150 prospects nationally by Rivals.com… Played in state title game all four years in high school, losing to Carolina teammate Zam Fredrick[apos]s team (Calhoun County) his freshman year and then led Lee Central to back-to-back state titles his junior and senior years … Scored 22 points in victory over Southside in the South Carolina State Championship game his senior year where he earned MVP honors … Was also MVP his junior year … All-Conference three years … Attended the Nike All-American Camp … Played for the Ravens in AAU ball under coach Dion Bethea for two years.

Personal
Son of Perry and Cynthia Damon … Has a son, Michael Holmes Jr., and a daughter, Mykeriah Holmes … Majoring in African-American history.

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