Coventry senior basketball player Jimmy Holmgren has committed to attend Mount Union and continue his career.
Holmgren, a 6-foot-1 and 160-pound guard, played three years on the Comets varsity team and was a two-year starter.
“I am real excited about going to Mount Union,” Holmgren said. “I was either going to go to Geneva College [in Beaver Falls, Pa.] or Mount. If I would have gone to Geneva, I would have probably gotten a lot more playing time, but it is farther away and Mount has a better team. I am planning to work hard and hopefully get some playing time as a freshman.”
Holmgren helped Coventry to a 12-11 record in the 2012-2013 season and to a 15-9 record in the 2013-2014 season. The Comets reached the Division II district semifinals this year, their first district appearance since 1991, said coach Lynn Wess.
Wess is confident Holmgren can contribute in Alliance for Mount Union coach Mike Fuline.
“Jimmy averaged around 11 points [per game] as a junior and 13.9 points as a senior,” Wess said. “A lot of teams keyed on him this year rather than last year. It was a little tougher at times with top defenders on him. He has a lot of potential and he is an excellent shooter from long distance. To play in the Division III level he will need to get stronger and improve his ball-handling.”
Holmgren has a 3.7 grade-point average. He says he also does boxing recreationally to improve his coordination and quickness.