After nabbing Sevilla center Guillermo Hernangomez at No. 35 (it appears GHG is headed to the Knicks; trade is still developing), the Sixers have selected Richaun Holmes with the 37th overall pick.
Holmes is a 6-foot-9.5, 240-pound senior with above-the-rim athleticism and a slowly developing outside game (30-83 from long range his last two seasons). CBS Sports seems confident about his NBA future:
Sixers select Richaun Holmes: No. 37. Grade: D Total project. Don't expect to see him. More: http://t.co/qucBBJjnmg— CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) June 26, 2015
Holmes was ranked 34th in DraftExpress' Top 100, and 15th among power forwards. Our own Derek Bodner had some encouraging tidbits on his development in Richaun's scouting report over at DX:
Holmes' improvement on the offensive end over his three seasons at Bowling Green has been the most stark change in his standing as a prospect, averaging 20.4 points per 40 minutes pace adjusted during his senior season, the best of his career. When Holmes arrived at Bowling Green, he was a skinny, athletic project with an unrefined back to the basket game and without much from the perimeter. Over the years, that outside shot of Holmes' has improved considerably. Holmes free throw shooting has gone from 62% his sophomore season, to 70.6% as a junior and 71.2% as a senior. Perhaps more importantly for his stock, Holmes has slowly developed three point range on his shot. Holmes shot 30-83 from three point range over his last two seasons at Bowling Green. While that sample size is still very low, it's enough to inspire confidence in his continued development as a jump shooter going forward.
Our own Jake Fischer is reporting that Holmes may not be staying in Philadelphia:
According to a league source, Richaun Holmes might not be staying in Philadelphia.— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 26, 2015
More to come. Floor spacing is arbitrary. No move announced as of yet.