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Elijah Holifield
Elijah  Holifield

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Pace Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Position:
Guard

01/16/2017

St. John's 78, DePaul 68

Photos from DePaul @ St. John's on January 16, 2017

11/25/2015

St. John's defeats Chaminade

St. John's comes up with a win in its last game at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Wednesday.

2016-17
Played in seven games for the Red Storm… averaged 1.3 points in 1.9 minutes per game… scored two points and dished out two assists in the season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 11)… drained a 3-pointer in the waning seconds of the game against Fordham (Dec. 8)… made both of his tries from the floor for a career-high four points at Syracuse (Dec. 21)… saw the floor in the Red Storm’s win over Marquette at “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”

2015-2016
Appeared in 10 contests, averaging 3.9 minutes per game … made collegiate debut in season opening win over Wagner (Nov. 13) … played a season-high nine minutes versus Chaminade (Nov. 25) at the Maui Invitational … saw action in four BIG EAST contests … scored three points against Butler (Feb. 6).

Before St. John’s
A 2015 graduate of Pace Academy in Atlanta, Ga., where he played for head coach Demetrius Smith … two-time captain … earned team’s Most Valuable Player award in 2014 and 2015 … led Pace Academy to a 27-3 overall record, including a 17-1 conference mark, en route to the Region 6AA Championship and state tournament quarterfinals as a senior … averaged 18.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game … sank the game winning jumper with 2.7 seconds to defeat rival Holy Innocents Episcopal on Jan. 27, 2015 … played AAU ball for Southern Stampede.

Personal
Elijah Imanuelle Holifield … born in Norwalk, Conn. … son of Rick Holifield and Carla Johnson … has two brothers, Antoine and Caleb … father, Rick, was selected in the 1988 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, and also played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves organizations … majoring in adolescent education with a concentration in English.

Elijah Holifield Profile
Favorite athlete: Tracy McGrady
Favorite dessert: Strawberry shortcake
Favorite professional team: New York Knicks
Favorite movie: “He Got Game”
Favorite cartoon: “SpongeBob SquarePants”

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