Richaun Holmes

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Richaun Holmes
Richaun Holmes in 2015.jpg
Holmes with the 76ers in 2015
No. 21 – Phoenix Suns
Position Center / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1993-10-15) October 15, 1993 (age 25)
Lockport, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Lockport Township
(Lockport, Illinois)
College
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
20152018 Philadelphia 76ers
2017Delaware 87ers
2018–present Phoenix Suns
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-MAC (2015)
  • Third-team All-MAC (2014)
  • MAC Defensive Player of the Year (2015)
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.[1][2][3]

High school and college career[edit]

Holmes is the son of two Doctors of Divinity who run a Chicago-area church.[4] 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 only season at Moraine Valley, Holmes averaged 19.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.2 blocks per game.[4] After earning junior college All-American honors, Holmes transferred to Bowling Green.

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.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia 76ers (2015–2018)[edit]

On June 25, 2015, Holmes was selected with the 37th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.[5] On July 31, 2015, he signed with the 76ers after averaging 10 points and five rebounds in three summer league games for the team.[6] On November 9, 2015, he received his first career start, scoring a then season-high 11 points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls.[7] 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.[8]

Holmes scoring in 2018

In July 2016, Holmes re-joined the 76ers for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[9] In January 2017, he was assigned three times to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League.[10] 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.[11] On February 24, 2017, he had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks to help the depleted 76ers defeat the Washington Wizards 120–112.[12] 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.[13] Nine days later, he set a new career high with 25 points in a 99–92 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.[14]

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.[15] On June 13, 2018, the 76ers announced they had exercised the fourth-year option on their contract with Holmes.[16]

Phoenix Suns (2018–present)[edit]

On July 20, 2018, Holmes was traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for cash considerations.[17] Holmes made his season debut on October 20, 2018 against the Denver Nuggets.[18]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Philadelphia 51 1 13.8 .514 .182 .689 2.6 .6 .4 .8 5.6
2016–17 Philadelphia 57 17 20.9 .558 .351 .699 5.5 1.0 .7 1.0 9.8
2017–18 Philadelphia 48 2 15.5 .560 .129 .661 4.4 1.3 .4 .6 6.5
Career 156 20 16.9 .547 .257 .687 4.2 1.0 .5 .8 7.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018 Philadelphia 3 0 3.7 .000 - - .3 .3 .0 .0 .0
Career 3 0 3.7 .000 - - .3 .3 .0 .0 .0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richaun Holmes". BGSUFalcons.com. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "2015 DraftExpress NBA Mock Draft". DraftExpress.com. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  3. ^ "Richaun Holmes Player Profile". RealGM.com. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Dortch, Chris (June 4, 2015). "Overlooked at every level, Bowling Green's Richaun Holmes can do it all". NBA.com. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Philadelphia 76ers Select Jahlil Okafor, Richaun Holmes, Arturas Gudaitis, J.P. Tokoto, And Luka Mitrovic In The 2015 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "Sixers Sign Richaun Holmes". NBA.com. July 31, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  7. ^ "Bulls pull away in 2nd half, top winless 76ers 111-88". NBA.com. November 9, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "Richaun Holmes 2015-16 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  9. ^ Boyd, Ray (July 1, 2016). "Ben Simmons Headlines Sixers Summer League Roster". CBSLocal.com. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  10. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  11. ^ Cooney, Bob (March 5, 2017). "Sixers' Richaun Holmes has become center of attention". Philly.com. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  12. ^ "Covington, Saric lead Sixers to 120-112 win over Wizards". ESPN.com. February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  13. ^ "Magic storm back to beat 76ers 112-109 in OT". ESPN.com. March 20, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Howard has 22 points, 20 rebounds in Hawks' win over 76ers". ESPN.com. March 29, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  15. ^ "Holmes Injury Update". NBA.com. October 8, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  16. ^ "Philadelphia 76ers Exercise Contract Options for T.J. McConnell and Richaun Holmes". NBA.com. June 13, 2018. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  17. ^ "Suns Complete Trades with Philadelphia and Brooklyn". NBA.com. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  18. ^ https://www.nba.com/games/20181020/PHXDEN#/boxscore

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