Holmes' dunks earn ECAC Basketball Play of the Week


Holmes' dunks earn ECAC Basketball Play of the Week
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | by Chris Downey, Athletic Communications Assistant

DANBURY, Conn. - In Newberry's 74-59 victory over the Anderson Trojans on Saturday afternoon, Xavier Holmes had two huge dunks that were worthy of winning the ECAC Basketball Play of the Week.

The first dunk occurred seven minutes into the second half with Newberry leading 38-32. Dondray Walker was inbounding underneath the Wolves' basket when Holmes made his run towards the goal, receiving the pass from Walker he proceeded to finish with the emphatic dunk.

His second slam came four minutes later with Newberry leading by nine. With Walker inbounding again on the baseline, he finds James Stepp outside the arc who passes it to Gerald Evans. During the pass Walker sets a screen allowing Holmes to run the baseline and receive the alley-oop pass from Evans, which Holmes put down with authority.