"We're excited to add Avry to our basketball family," Brownell said. "He is a skilled shooter and good decision-maker who comes to us after two productive years of play in a very good league. Adding Avry - along with fall signees Gabe DeVoe and Donte Grantham - completes an outstanding recruiting class for our program."
A native of Salem, Ore., Holmes played 62 career games for the Dons, starting all 33 this past season for a team that went 21-12 and advanced to the NIT. He averaged 9.8 points per game over his two seasons and shot 98-223 from three-point range, a 43.9 percent accuracy.
In 2013-14, Holmes was third on the Dons' team with an average of 12.5 points per game. He shot 41.9 percent from three-point range and was USF's leading scorer in nine games, including a career-high 25 points at Loyola Marymount in the regular season finale. Holmes also averaged 17 points per game in two efforts against national power Gonzaga last season.
As a freshman in 2012-13, Holmes shot 47.1 percent from three-point distance and was named to the West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team. He scored a season-high 17 in his first career game against Stanford and later matched it in a contest against BYU.