"I'm just going to work hard and be a contributor to the team," commented Holmes. "I'm going to keep working and keep doing the things that got me here and even more so now. I'm going to continue to work hard to show people that I belong in the NBA."
By being chosen in this year's NBA Draft, Holmes becomes the first BGSU Falcon to be drafted since Antonio Daniels was picked fourth overall by the Vancouver Grizzlies (Memphis Grizzlies) back in the 1997 draft.
He also becomes the first NBA draft pick from the Mid-American Conference (MAC) since both Chris Kaman and Brandon Hunter were each selected in the 2003 NBA Draft. Kaman was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers as the sixth overall pick out of Central Michigan, while Hunter went 56th overall to the Boston Celtics from Ohio.