Holmes with the 76ers in 2015
|No. 21 – Phoenix Suns|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
October 15, 1993|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|NBA draft||2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Richaun Diante Holmes (born October 15, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Bowling Green Falcons where he was named to multiple All-Mid-American Conference teams.
High school and college career
Holmes is the son of two Doctors of Divinity who run a Chicago-area church. In high school, Holmes grew from a 6'2" guard into a 6'9" forward, but did not receive any Division I college basketball scholarship offers until he had already committed to playing for Moraine Valley Community College.
In his sophomore season at Bowling Green, Holmes averaged 6.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. He doubled his scoring numbers while contributing 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game as a junior. With the hiring of coach Chris Jans, Holmes worked on improving every aspect of his game and adding a three-point shot, sometimes taking 1,000 shots a day in practice. The end result was averages of 14.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game as a senior and shooting percentages of 56.3% on field goals and 41.9% on three-pointers. In Holmes' senior year, Bowling Green improved to 21–12 from a 12-win season the year prior, while also reaching the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
Philadelphia 76ers (2015–2018)
On June 25, 2015, Holmes was selected with the 37th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. On July 31, 2015, he signed with the 76ers after averaging 10 points and five rebounds in three summer league games for the team. On November 9, 2015, he received his first career start, scoring a then season-high 11 points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls. He topped that mark on December 10, 2015 with 14 points against the San Antonio Spurs. On December 28, 2015, he set a new season-high with 18 points in a 95–91 loss to the Utah Jazz.
In July 2016, Holmes re-joined the 76ers for the 2016 NBA Summer League. In January 2017, he was assigned three times to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. He became a fixture in the Sixers' rotation in February 2017 following the Nerlens Noel trade, the prolonged injury to Joel Embiid, and Holmes outplaying Jahlil Okafor. On February 24, 2017, he had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks to help the depleted 76ers defeat the Washington Wizards 120–112. On March 20, 2017, he tied a career high in points with 24 and established a career best in rebounds with 14 in a 112–109 overtime loss to the Orlando Magic. Nine days later, he set a new career high with 25 points in a 99–92 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
On October 8, 2017, Holmes was ruled out for approximately three weeks after being diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in the radial bone of his left wrist. On June 13, 2018, the 76ers announced they had exercised the fourth-year option on their contract with Holmes.
Phoenix Suns (2018–present)
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- "Magic storm back to beat 76ers 112-109 in OT". ESPN.com. March 20, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
- "Howard has 22 points, 20 rebounds in Hawks' win over 76ers". ESPN.com. March 29, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
- "Holmes Injury Update". NBA.com. October 8, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
- "Philadelphia 76ers Exercise Contract Options for T.J. McConnell and Richaun Holmes". NBA.com. June 13, 2018. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
- "Suns Complete Trades with Philadelphia and Brooklyn". NBA.com. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.