COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball junior Levi Holmes III (East Brunswick, N.J./Rutgers Prep) landed on the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, Jan. 28, earning the recognition from the league for the ninth time this season.
Holmes, who led the league in scoring last week, averaged 26.5 points, shooting 47.1 percent from the floor, 42.1 percent beyond the arc, and 81.3 percent from the line, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist during an 0-2 week. In an 82-56 loss to Le Moyne College, which was receiving national votes, on Tuesday, he scored 17 points, going 6-for-6 at the charity stripe, with four rebounds and an assist before totaling a career-high 36 points with three boards, one assist, and one steal in an 84-74 setback at 2017 NCAA Tournament qualifier Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday. He shot 7-of-12 on three-point attempts. Holmes's 36 points tied for the most by a Purple Knight since Todd Roberts '01 had 41 on Dec. 5, 2000.
Holmes averages a team-best 22.3 points and 4.3 rebounds along with 1.7 assists. The guard connects on a career-high 50.3 percent of his shots as well as 46.4 percent of his three-point attempts while also turning in a 90.4 percent performance on free throws. Within NCAA Division II, he is ranked 17th in free throw percentage and three-point percentage while sitting second in the NCAA East Region in free throw percentage and third in three-point percentage. He is also fourth in the NE10 and fifth in the region in points per game, within 1.0 point of the lead. Holmes has scored 20 points in 12 of the Purple Knights' 19 contests.
Through 70 career games, Holmes has 1,095 points, placing him 33rd in program history. Holmes is also ninth in three-pointers (175), within five of eighth place.
Saint Michael's, which is 5-14 overall and 2-12 in the NE10, visits 2017 NCAA Tournament qualifier Southern New Hampshire University on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The Penmen qualified for four of the past five NCAA Tournaments.