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Holmes named A-10 Player of the Week

Jan. 2—Dayton Flyers junior forward DaRon Holmes II was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday for the first time this season.

Holmes led Dayton with 27 points and 10 rebounds in a 78-69 victory Saturday against Longwood at UD Arena. He made 9 of 13 shots from the field, including 3 of 5 3-pointers. He improved this scoring average from 16.8 to 17.7 with his second-highest points total of the season.

Holmes, a two-time A-10 first-team selection, ranks fourth in the conference in scoring. Dayton (10-2) opens A-10 play at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson (10-3).

Holmes has 1,285 points in his career. He ranks 30th in school history, one behind Marcus Johnson and four behind Scoochie Smith.

Guards Nate Santos (Nov. 20) and Kobe Elvis (Dec. 18) have also won player of the week awards this season for Dayton.