Archbishop Carroll honors basketball luminaries with naming of George H. Leftwich Gymnasium and Carroll Holmes Court

The way Troy Weaver sees it, Carroll Holmes had more impact on his growing up as a teenager than any high school teachers.

Not only would Holmes take him to Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., and back home every day, but he would coach Weaver for two hours a day on the basketball court before Weaver graduated in 1986, whereas teachers would instruct him for 45 minutes or so each day. Holmes worked at Carroll from 1979 to 2003.

On Oct. 15, Weaver and a few hundred others gathered at his alma mater to dedicate the Carroll Holmes Court and the George H. Leftwich Gymnasium. Weaver, who gave a speech honoring Holmes, is the general manager of the Detroit Pistons and considered one of the hottest executives in pro basketball.

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