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.”
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.
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”