South Carolina vs. Providence on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, in Philadelphia.
Saw action in all 31 contests, starting 29 ... Averaged 10.8 points, a team-best 7.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks in 27.5 minutes per game ... In SEC action, contributed 9.5 points and a team-high 6.9 rebounds ... Collected six double-doubles, a career high and ninth-most among SEC competitors ... In final SEC statistics (all games), ranked sixth in rebounds, fourth in offensive rebounds (3.0/game), ninth in defensive rebounds (4.7/game) and tied for 10th in blocks (1.2/game) ... Scored double figures 22 times and collected double-digit rebounds seven times ... Led team in rebounds 13 times ... Posted first double-double of the season in 14-point, 13-rebound effort in victory over Winthrop (11/16) ... Followed two games later with double-double in overtime loss at College of Charleston (11/28), posting 14 points and 12 rebounds ... Posted 14 points and 11 rebounds in win over The Citadel (12/20) ... Tallied career-high 19 points in win over Presbyterian (12/23) ... Posted 13 points and 11 rebounds against No. 20/16 Clemson (12/30) ... Contributed 11 points and seven rebounds in upset of No. 19/20 Baylor (1/2) ... Earned assist on game-winning basket scored by Zam Fredrick to defeat the Bears ... Scored nine points, while adding three steals and two assists, in upset win over No. 24 Florida ... Collected assist on game-winning basket, again scored by Zam Fredrick, with just seconds on the clock to defeat the Gators ... Tallied 15 points, along with eight rebounds in upset victory over No. 24 Kentucky (1/31) at Rupp Arena ... Posted fifth double-double of the season in victory against Alabama (2/14), scoring 12 points, including game-winning shot with seconds to spare, and 10 rebounds ... Posted 10 points and 11 rebounds in regular-season finale against Georgia (3/7) ... Scored 12 points, while collecting eight rebounds in NIT contest against Davidson (3/17).
2007-08 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
Was named to the Coaches All-SEC Freshman Team - the seventh Gamecock all time to be selected to the squad ... Saw action in 30 games with 12 starts ... Averaged 8.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks per game in 20.5 minutes per game ... Tied Archie for rebounding leader (5.7) and fourth (8.5) in scoring ... In SEC play, averaged 6.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 steals in 17.3 minutes per game with five starts ... Tallied 15 games with at least six rebounds ... Collected four double-doubles (at Florida, vs. Mississippi State, vs. Kentucky and vs. Tennessee) ... Had a career-high 16 rebounds vs. NC State including eight offensive and eight defensive ... Followed up the next game with 10 rebounds vs. George Mason ... Had break-out game on the road at Florida, picking up first-career double-double (first true South Carolina freshman since 2003 to do so) with 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench ... Second straight double-double with 13 rebounds and 12 points in OT loss to Mississippi State ... Only freshman since Carolina joined the SEC to collect two straight double-doubles ... Scored 18 points with seven rebounds and three blocks in win at Auburn ... Third double-double of the year vs. Kentucky, posting 16 points with 10 rebounds and one block ... Scored 16 points with four rebounds and two assists in SEC Tournament win over LSU and finished the season with a double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds) in tournament loss to No. 4 Tenneesee.
High School South Carolina Mr. Basketball 2007
Chose South Carolina over Alabama, Wake Forest and Clemson ... Averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks per game as a junior playing for Coach Laverne Knox at Lee Central ... Ranked in the top 150 prospects nationally by Rivals.com... Played in state title game all four years in high school, losing to Carolina teammate Zam Fredrick's team (Calhoun County) his freshman year and then led Lee Central to back-to-back state titles his junior and senior years ... Scored 22 points in victory over Southside in the South Carolina State Championship game his senior year where he earned MVP honors ... Was also MVP his junior year ... All-Conference three years ... Attended the Nike All-American Camp ... Played for the Ravens in AAU ball under coach Dion Bethea for two years.
Son of Perry and Cynthia Damon ... Has a son, Michael Holmes Jr., and a daughter, Mykeriah Holmes ... Majoring in African-American history.