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Holmes Makes Atlanta Dream Roster

May 12, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Former West Virginia University women’s basketball standout Bria Holmes made the Atlanta Dream’s opening roster, as announced by the organization on Thursday.

Holmes became the highest Mountaineer selected in the WNBA Draft with her 11th overall pick in the first round last month. The New Haven, Connecticut, native is also the highest draft pick selection for a Connecticut native player. 

Holmes finished her illustrious career at WVU with 2,001 points – the third most in program history. She became the first player at West Virginia to score 500 or more points in three consecutive seasons and ranks in WVU’s top-10 in 14 different statistical categories. She earned Senior CLASS Award Second-Team All-American honors, while picking up All-America Honorable Mention by the Associated Press and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Holmes was a three-time unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection.

The 6-foot-1 guard led West Virginia with 16.8 points and 3.7 assists per game and tallied 589 points with 145 rebounds in 35 contests. With her 21 points against Ohio State on March 20, Holmes became the third Mountaineer in program history to reach the 2,000-point plateau.

Holmes and Rutgers center Rachel Hollivay are the only two to make the Dream’s 12-player roster. During the preseason, Holmes averaged 7.8 points, 3.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in four games. In Los Angeles, the 6-foot-3 guard scored 18 points to lead the Dream in scoring.

Atlanta opens the 2016 regular season in San Antonio on Saturday, May 14. Tipoff against the Stars is set for 8 p.m. ET. Holmes’ closest trip to Morgantown will be on Saturday, June 18, when the Dream take on the Washington Mystics in a 7 p.m. tilt at the Verizon Center in Washington. Holmes will graduate from WVU with a bachelor’s degree in criminology on Sunday, May 15. 

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