10 - Jonathan Holmes

6-9, 245 Power Forward
Texas Senior
12/09/92 (31.5 yrs)
San Antonio, TX
High School
Antonian College Prep
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

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

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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