After an impressive performance from Michael Holyfield late last season, Hong Kong Eastern decided to resign the big man for the upcoming ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season.
Coming in as a late addition to replace Samuel Deguara, the 26 year-old center gave the Hong Kong team a boost in the paint, contributing 15.5 points, 16.4 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per outing in the 10 games he played.
Holyfield is best known for his ability to run the floor and aggressiveness in crashing the boards. He was a huge factor during Eastern’s upset against San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the playoffs.
The 6-foot-11 American is expected to continue to energize at both ends of the floor in the upcoming coming ABL campaign with the help of local centers Tang Chi Hang and Wu Cheuk Pan.
This is also the second signing from Hong Kong Eastern after adding flashy point guard Trey Kell to be their new floor general.
After falling short in both the ABL playoffs and Hong Kong’s domestic Division A1 league, the former ABL champion team has not been as active as other teams during the offseason thus far.
However, Eastern made structural changes within the organization as they parted ways with former head coach Edu Torres through an announcement on social media.
The addition of Kell and Holyfield should have Hong Kong fans to be excited again in this offseason, especially other ABL teams such as Mono Vampire, Singapore Slingers and Formosa Dreamers have completed their imports list.
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