Millennium High School will start a new era in their boy's basketball program this high school season when new head coach Ty Amundsen takes over the helm, after leaving St. Mary's High School. While the program lost a lot to graduation last year, they will be introducing loads of new and young talent this high school season.
One prospect that will be making his debut as a freshman and will be definitely one prospect to watch for the future will be 6-foot-6 freshman post Daron Holmes, a member of Arizona's talented 2021 class. Holmes is a big-time young talent with a very bright future ahead of him - an emerging young star player for the Tigers' basketball program and future. Holmes will begin his high school career for Millennium HS this high school season, and will look to help Amundsen build something special in Goodyear, Arizona.
Holmes is coming off a very strong middle school career for himself, and will now look to pick up his promising career at the varsity level in Arizona's basketball ranks.
I was able to observe Holmes for the first time recently in the TR3 Hoop Summit (August), and was very impressed with his confidence and ability to compete against much older and stronger competition. While he is still very young and growing a great deal, Holmes was not afraid to mix it up with older prospects in the event. In fact, he took the action right to them.
Holmes is a very long and rangy prospect that runs the floor like a guard, and enjoys getting out into the open floor. He is an athletic post performer that is still raw overall offensively, but he has excellent potential and upside for the future. He is a good shooter with some range on his shot, and has excellent feet and hands. He will definitely grow much more in the future, and should blossom into a high major prospect over time.
At Millennium, Holmes will also join forces with incoming freshman star guard Justice Jackson, and numerous other talented freshman performers to help create a terrific foundation for the future for the Millennium program.
I will look forward watching Holmes develop as a player, and will look to follow him closely - bringing you updates regarding his play and his college recruitment in the future.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Holmes is a big-time young talent with a very bright future ahead of him. While he is still very young and growing a great deal, Holmes is not afraid to mix it up with older prospects, and looks like he belongs with the state's best talent already. Holmes is a very long and rangy prospect that runs the floor like a guard, and enjoys getting out into the open floor where he is a good finisher. He is an athletic post performer that is still raw overall offensively, but he has excellent potential and upside for the future. A good shooter with some range on his shot - and able to score effectively inside and out. A good post player with good low-post footwork and very good versatility. He has excellent feet and hands. An active rebounder and shotblocker that rebounds outside of his area. Will grow much more and should blossom into a high major prospect over time.