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Randy Holcomb

Randy Holcomb
Personal information
Born (1979-08-08) August 8, 1979 (age 40)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Lincoln Park (Chicago, Illinois)
College Fresno State (1998–1999)
San Diego State (2000–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 2002–2011
Position Forward
Career history
2002 Śląsk Wrocław (Poland)
2002–2003 Talk 'n Text Phone Pals (Philippines)
2004 Fresno Heatwave (ABA)
2004 Talk 'n Text Phone Pals (Philippines)
2004 Visalia Dawgs (ABA)
2004 Apollon Patras (Greece)
2005 Cocodrilos de Caracas (Venezuela)
2005–2006 Gary Steelheads (CBA)
2006 Chicago Bulls
2006 Gary Steelheads (CBA)
2006 DKV Joventut (Spain)
2006–2007 Toshiba Brave Thunder (Japan)
2007 Atléticos de San Germán (Puerto Rico)
2007–2008 Toshiba Brave Thunder (Japan)
2008 Alaska Aces (Philippines)
2008–2009 Al-Wasl (United Arab Emirates)
2009–2010 Cáceres (Spain)
2010 Toros de Aragua (Venezuela)
2010–2011 Link Tochigi Brex (Japan)

Randy Alfred Holcomb (born August 8, 1979) is an American[1] former professional basketball player who played for the Libya national basketball team under the name Raed Farid Elhamali.[1]

Early life

Randy Holcomb was born at St. Luke Presbyterian hospital on Chicago's near west side. He spent most of his early life on Chicago's west with his parents Gloria and Randy Sr., both of whom were Chicago police officers. Holcomb parents moved to Chicago's south side on 84th place and California when he was twelve where he attended the Catholic school St. Thomas More where he was taught basketball by Tim Stankus Sr. and Ray Redell. As a child Holcomb played the drums a the storefront church Disciples Of Christ Full Gospel Church on 51st and Ashland. Along with Pastor William D. Price, Holcomb and his mother were the first members of the Church. At a young age Holcomb found a love for music, arts and fashion. His dad had started the police rap group called "The Slick Boys" which was a real source of embarrassment for the young Holcomb but later would say that it was a profound experience for him. "Because of that experience I saw that anything was possible. From that rap group my dad and his friends created the 'New York Undercover" television show and I got to go to Los Angeles for the first time." I met a lot of famous people and sat in on a lot of those meetings with Hollywood execs."

High School

Holcomb was recruited by Tony Rappold at De La Salle High school where we went for 2 years before he transferred to and graduated from Lincoln Park High School, playing for Donald Russell, where he received All-City and All-State honors.

College Career

Holcomb attended Fresno State before transferring to San Diego State, where Holcomb took the team with the help of his teammates Tony Bland and Al Faux to the national tournament for the first time in 20 years. Holcomb was name 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.

Professional Career

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 the that season.


While playing in Tokyo Randy Holcomb started Alfred's House, a clothing collection for both men and women. In 2010 Alfred's House open its first boutique. The americana collection is chic and edgy drawing inspiration from all of the places that he's traveled and maintains style, class and dignity. Today you can find his clothing in boutiques all over the globe from Los Angeles to Japan.

International career

He competed as a member of the Libya national basketball team in the FIBA Africa Championship 2009.[2][1] He averaged 10 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while playing in all eight of Libya's games in the tournament.[3]


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