Notre Dame Fighting Irish hot on the trail of legacy guard

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team is hoping to land Cameron Holmes, the son of Daron Holmes, an Irish graduate.
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While the focus the last few weeks has been the football team, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team is also working hard at rebuilding and regrouping. The latest sign of that came when head coach Micah Shrewsberry got out a new scholarship offer to a legacy recruit who has ties to both the university and to a family member who just found his way to the NBA.

2026 power forward Cameron Holmes is seeing a ton of power school attention and Notre Dame basketball is just one of the latest to give him an offer. However, they’re likely hoping the fact that Holmes’ father, Daron senior being a graduate will help lure him to South Bend.

He also happens to be the brother of Daron Holmes II who was drafted with the No. 22 overall pick in last night's NBA Draft and landed on the Denver Nuggets in a trade with the Phoenix Suns. While Cameron and Daron’s father didn’t play college basketball, he did attend and graduate from Notre Dame.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish offers new legacy guard

Holmes is a 6-5, 175-pound shooting guard from Goodyear (Ariz.) Millennium who has gotten a ton of interest from power programs. Arizona, Arizona State, Utah State, Portland State, Kansas, Washington State, Dayton, Oregon, Boise State, California, Tennessee, Washington, and Michigan among others have all offered him a scholarship in addition to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

He’s a 4-star prospect as part of the 2026 class and according to On3 is the second best player in Arizona.

At the moment, it appears the Irish have a heck of a fight on their hands to steal him away from the Arizona Wildcats. However, it looks like Shrewsberry and company are hoping that Cameron Holmes might like to help turn a program around that analysts believe is on the upswing.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans should keep an eye on what happens next.