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10 - Jonathan Holmes

Texas 

  • Birthday: 12/9/92
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 245
  • Hometown: San Antonio, TX
  • High School: Antonian College Prep
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Overall

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2015

NBA Comparison: Ryan Humphrey

Strengths: Holmes is one of the most versatile prospects in the entire draft ... At 6'9.25" and 240 lbs with a 6'11.5" wingspan, Holmes has the body to guard almost every position on the floor ... Was very good defender on the perimeter and equally as good in the post ... Over his career at Texas developed an above average outside shot and perimeter game ... Was the go-to guy for the Longhorns during end of game situations (he made a couple game winning shots in his career too) ... Didn't neglect the post either, was more than capable of taking smaller or similar size players to the rim ... He is very adept at finishing through contact in the paint ... His combination of quickness and footwork make him a tough cover down low ... Can also exploit taller defenders with his face up game ... Makes the short to mid-range jumper constantly with ease ... Holmes is an average ball handler, but can use both hands and dribbles with his head up ready to make the right play ... Has a good first step for his size, which makes him a threat to get from the perimeter to the basket in the half court ... Besides a subpar sophomore year, Holmes shot around 73 percent from the free throw line ... Runs the floor very well, capable of spotting up for a transition jumper ... Good at positioning himself and using his body to seal off opposing players for rebounds ... Very good on the offensive boards as he has a good sense of where missed shots will land ...

Weaknesses: Not great when guarded by bigger/stronger players ... As of right now his jumper works best only out of spot-up situations ... Not great at creating his own shot ... Had a disappointing season statistically, 10.3 ppg and 39% fg, below his standards considerably ... When he rushes his shot it causes problems with his release ... Has a tendency to avoid contact and force awkward and off-balance shots when driving to the basket ... Needs to work on his change of direction and defensive reactions ... Often gets caught cheating towards the hoop on defense when his man is situated on the perimeter ... Settled too often for jumpers last season ... Could stand to trim some body fat (measured with a body fat percentage of 7.2, which is tied for the 23rd highest measurement) ...

Notes: Received consistent playing time during all four years at Texas ... Holmes was forced to play more on the perimeter last season due to the logjam the Longhorns had in the front court ... Field goal percentage took a dramatic dip from his junior to senior year (50.5 percent to 38.9 percent) ... Measured 6' 8.25'' barefoot, 6' 9.25'' (in shoes), 242.2 lbs, 6' 11.5'' wingspan at the NBA Combine ... Measured 6' 8.5 (in shoes) 254 lbs, with a 6'10 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Big Man Skills Academy

Overall:
Holmes is a player that might be unknown or overlooked by the common fan, but could develop into a special piece for the right team. Has shown that he is willing to do whatever is needed of him. Very good all-around player that will use his versatility as his main weapon. Holmes was a player worth more than his stats during his tenure with the Texas basketball program.

Brandon Jefferson 6/19/15

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