By CINDY CROSBY
Colleton County Cougar Basketball senior point guard Silas Holmes recently announced his decision to attend Franklin Prep Academy in Clemson, SC where he will continue his academic and athletic career for the Cardinals. Holmes committed to attend Franklin Prep in late April.
Holmes played organized basketball across the past eight years, spending one year on the junior varsity roster and three years on varsity for Colleton County. Holmes was a member of two Region VII-AAAA teams while at Colleton County.
Holmes credited Coach Matthew Mullins with helping him throughout the recruiting process. “Coach Mullins put out efforts for me every day reaching out to coaches to get me in school,” said Holmes. “I felt this particular school was a great decision for me. Academics was also a huge part of my decision because I can improve my GPA, then decide where I want to go after I finish.”
“I visited Franklin Prep Academy and worked out with a couple of the players,” said Holmes on his decision to attend the school. “The coaches were dedicated and pushing everyone. It reminded me of Coach Mullins as he expects the best out of his players every day while working hard. It just felt like home to me and I really liked it.”
“I would like to thank my AAU coaches, Coach Jay, Coach Mullins, Coach Ray and Coach Mack,” said Holmes. “All my coaches taught me aspects that would make me a great player and a great point guard. I would also like to thank my mom, my coaches and everyone who supported me throughout my high school career for being there every step of the way. I will continue to make everybody proud.”
“I see myself contributing at Franklin Prep Academy by coming in and getting better as a person and player,” said Holmes. “Overall, I want to make everybody around me better and improve on the court, while helping the team win at all cost.”
Holmes is the son of Tamika Stokes and Titorean Holmes. He plans to pursue a business degree.