Michael Holyfield (211 cm, Sam Houston State’15) is spreading his wings and flying Down Under to play for the Illawarra Hawks (Australia-NBL) this 2016-17. This stint marks the beginning of his international career. The 23-year-old big man played his rookie season as a pro (2015-16) in the NBA D-League, splitting his time with two clubs. Initially, after his release from the Memphis Grizzlies in October 2015, Holyfield signed on to join the Iowa Energy (USA-D-League). He played 21 games for them and averaged 3.6 ppg and 4.7 rpg. In February 2016 Michael moved to the Los Angeles D-Fenders and there he ended the season having played 24 games and averaging 4.1 ppg and 3.8 rpg.
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