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Randy Alfred Holcomb Jr (born August 8, 1979), also known as Raed Farid Elhamali, is an American-Libyan businessman and former professional basketball player. After being drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2002 NBA draft, Holcomb went on to play nine years professionally. He also played for Libya in international competitions.

Randy Holcomb
Personal information
Born (1979-08-08) August 8, 1979 (age 40)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican / Libyan
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolLincoln Park (Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeSan Diego State (2000–2002)
NBA draft2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career2002–2011
PositionForward
Career history
2002Śląsk Wrocław
2002–2003Talk 'n Text Phone Pals
2004Fresno Heatwave
2004Talk 'n Text Phone Pals
2004Visalia Dawgs
2004Apollon Patras
2005Cocodrilos de Caracas
2005–2006Gary Steelheads
2006Chicago Bulls
2006Gary Steelheads
2006DKV Joventut
2006–2007Toshiba Brave Thunders Kanagawa
2007Atléticos de San Germán
2007–2008Toshiba Brave Thunders Kanagawa
2008Alaska Aces
2008–2009Al-Wasl
2009–2010Cáceres
2010Toros de Aragua
2010–2011Link Tochigi Brex

Business careerEdit

Holcomb founded Alfred's House,[1] a luxury leather goods fashion house inspired by vintage Americana sport.[2] Holcomb also works on urban development projects that bring national retailers to areas that are blighted.

In 2017, Holcomb started The Run Sports [3], a media company geared around giving young athletes exposure. In 2018, Holcomb started RUN BC [4], a sports training & AAU team program.

Basketball careerEdit

Holcomb graduated from Lincoln Park High School, where he received All-City and All-State honors. Holcomb attended Fresno State before transferring to San Diego State. Holcomb was named the conference tournament MVP and first team all conference. He was also the first player to be selected in the NBA draft since Michael Cage, being taken by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round (57th pick) of the 2002 NBA Draft.

After being drafted his draft rights were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers with Mark Bryant and John Salmons in exchange for Speedy Claxton, on June 26, 2002.Holcomb signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls on January 5, 2006, and appeared in four games during that season.

Holcomb played with the Libya national basketball team in 2009 under the name Raed Farid Elhamali.[5][6][7] In a celebrated game, Libya beat their adversary, Egypt 75-73.[5][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alfred's House". Retrieved September 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "About Randy Holcomb". Alfred's House.com. Retrieved September 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "The Run Sports". Retrieved September 2017. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Run BC". Retrieved January 2018. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ a b Mark Zeigler (October 11, 2013). "From Aztecs star to Libyan hoops hero". Retrieved September 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Raed Farid Elhamali". Basketball Real G.M. Retrieved September 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "Libyan Men National Team 2015". AfroBasket.com. Retrieved September 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "2009 FIBA Africa Championship Tournament Details". Basketball Real G.M. 2009. Retrieved September 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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