One of the most versatile players Prep Hoops Next has seen so far from the 2026 class is Cam Holmes. Holmes, who currently is listed at 6’5 with great length, is a matchup nightmare because of his versatility he can bring on both ends of the floor. Holmes is a lefty that shot the ball lights out at our “Duel In The Desert” event in Gilbert, AZ. Holmes is the younger brother of Dayton freshman, Daron Holmes. PHN was able to catch up with Cam’s coach, Craig Murray, to talk about what Cam can offer while he is on the court.
“Cam has great physical talent but his ability to be in the gym and be a good teammate and a good leader is above all else. Yes, everybody knows he shoots it really well and handles it really well but really what really stands out is the type of teammate he is. People love being around him and playing with him. He really knows how to make people better.”
Murray continued to talk about the different things Holmes can do on the offensive side of the ball.
“His high basketball IQ really shows when he is on offense. His length and him standing at 6’5 allows him to do a lot of things offensively. He can stretch the floor, he can shoot it from really deep, he can put the ball on the floor and attack and get to the basket.”
Holmes’ defensive efforts were noticeable at “Duel In The Desert” and Murray talked about his defense with us.
“He really understands the position he needs to be in. He knows how to defend and help when needed.”
Cam is part of a loaded AZ Unity team and they are looking to be one of the best 8th grade teams in the country.
Murray touched on how Holmes fits into the AZ Unity system.
“His ability to play anywhere on the floor really helps us. His features that allow him to be special in any position, helps us to be special. He does not have to have the ball in his hands to be the great Cam Holmes and that is what makes him special in our system. He is not a me searcher and that is why people enjoy being around him and what makes our group really fun to coach right now.”
Obviously Holmes has not even played a high school game yet and has plenty of time before he reaches the next level but in talking with his coach, Craig Murray, there are few things they are currently working on to improve Holmes’ game.
“We want to tighten up his game. He can score at all three levels but we want him to be consistent at all three levels and this will come with maturity. As he becomes older, he will start to have less margin for error and will have less space to work with on the floor because he will be playing with more talented and bigger guys.”
Stay tuned for more from Prep Hoops Next!