Holmes joined ISU as a walk-on.

Holmes joined ISU as a walk-on.

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Aug. 9—Indiana State’s 2022-23 men’s basketball roster already has 13 scholarship players and two walk-ons accounted for, but there’s room for more.

Isaac Holmes, a 6-foot-5 guard from Apex, NC, is set to join the ISU fold. Holmes announced his commitment on his Instagram account on Saturday.

“I’m Lewis and Clark, we’re going west,” Holmes said next to a photo of himself in an ISU uniform.

When reached via social media, Holmes told the Tribune-Star that his connection to ISU is in his own coaching circle. Holmes was intrigued by his performance at ISU and how his game fits into Josh Schertz’s system.

Schertz declined to comment on Holmes’ announcement. The rules prohibit commenting on players until they are officially registered.

However, a source familiar with the situation told the Tribune-Star that Holmes will join the team on a walk-on.

Holmes helped lead Apex Friendship High School to a 20-7 record in 2022. He is a big guard with both point guard and shooting guard skills.

Holmes was on the Raleigh (NC) News-Observer All-Star team for high schools in the Raleigh-Durham Golden Triangle region. Holmes was a three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-state.

Holmes told the Tribune-Star that he averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists on the season in Apex Friendly.

The Patriots were one of the last 16 teams alive in the 2022 North Carolina 4A Tournament, the largest division in the state.

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