Sophomore guard Avry Holmes has notified USF that he plans to leave the school and attend another institution in the fall of 2014. Holmes played a central role in the Dons’ first NIT appearance in 10 years this past season. He started all 33 of the Dons’ games and was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week in early March.
Despite grabbing a No. 4 seed in the NIT Tournament, USF was outmatched and eliminated in the first round, losing 71-63 to the Louisiana State University Tigers. With their early exit in the NIT, the Dons’ most successful season under head coach Rex Walters officially came to an end.