Whit Holcomb-Faye

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Basketball player
Whit Holcomb-Faye
Player information
Full name Robert Whitfield Holcomb-Faye
Nickname Whit
birthday September 19, 1984
place of birth Winston-Salem (NC), USA
size 188 cm
position Point guard
college Radford
Club information
society Currently suffering
league FEB
Clubs as active
2002–2006 Radford Highlanders ( NCAA ) 2006–2008 Kaiserslautern Braves 2008–2009 BBC Bayreuth 2009–2010 Saar-Palatinate Braves 2010 WALTER Tigers Tübingen 2010–2011 WBC Raiffeisen Wels 2011–2012 Central German BC 2012–2013 Aris Leeuwarden Since 2013 ZZ LeidenUnited StatesUnited States
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Robert "Whit" Holcomb-Faye (born September 19, 1984 in Winston-Salem , North Carolina ) is an American basketball player . After studying in his home country, Holcomb-Faye became a professional in Europe and especially played in the second German league ProA . He also played a few games in the top division basketball league for the Tigers from Tübingen and one season in the Austrian basketball league for the WBC from Wels . He has been playing in the Netherlands since the 2012/13 season .


Holcomb-Faye went to study at Radford University in Radford (Virginia) in 2002 , where he played for the Highlanders team in the Big South Conference of NCAA Division I. The Highlanders and the Big South Conference as a whole have no particular reputation in basketball within the NCAA ; it was not until 2007 that the Eagles of Winthrop University achieved their first ever win in a game with Torrell Martin at a national final of the NCAA . Within the Highlanders, Holcomb-Faye is the second most points player in his college career and also has the second best points average per game. The Highlanders won no championship in their Conference within the time of Holcomb-Faye and therefore could not qualify for an NCAA finals.

Nevertheless, Holcomb-Faye turned professional in 2006 and got a contract with the German club 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the 2. Basketball Bundesliga group south. The Palatinate reached second place in the table at the end of the season and only missed promotion to the top division by one win. In the following season, the regional groups of the second division were merged and hierarchically divided into two seasons. The Lauterer separated from the entire club and went into business for themselves as Braves in order to play in the upper season ProA 2007/08 . Here at the end of the season in third place in the table they again reached the best non-promotion position. For the following season, ProA 2008/09 , Holcomb-Faye moved to the league competitor BBC from Bayreuth , with whom he was again third in the end and only missed promotion because of the poorer direct comparison with Phoenix Hagen . Then he returned for the ProA 2009/10 to the Braves, who meanwhile played their home games in Homburg and therefore called themselves Saar-Palatinate Braves . Again they came in third at the end of the season and only missed promotion to one win.

In 2010, Holcomb-Faye finally made the leap to the top German division when he signed a contract with the first division club WALTER Tigers from Tübingen . Here he played again with Chris Oliver , with whom he had played together at the Radford Highlanders. The fixed-term contract was not extended after a few missions at the end of November 2010, as players who had previously failed had recovered from their injuries. Subsequently, Holcomb-Faye moved to the top Austrian division for WBC Raiffeisen from Wels . However, the ex-champions from 2009 only reached eighth place after the main round and in the end did not play for the championship title. For the ProA 2011/12 Holcomb-Faye returned to Germany and helped first division relegated Mitteldeutscher BC from Weißenfels to win the championship and the immediate return to the upper house. However, the MBC then did not extend the contract and Holcomb-Faye moved to the Dutch FEB to Aris Leeuwarden for the 2012/13 season .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Associated Press : Winthrop victory notches first tourney win for Big South - Did You Know? ESPN , accessed August 7, 2011 .
  2. Individual Records. Radford University , accessed January 31, 2013 (Career Highs with the Highlanders).
  3. WALTER Tigers in future without Whit Holcomb-Faye. Tigers Tübingen , November 28, 2010, accessed on January 31, 2013 (Medien-Info).
  4. Jump up ↑ Player Details: Robert Holcomb Faye. Austrian Basketball Bundesliga , accessed on January 31, 2013 (player statistics).
  5. Whit Holcomb Faye will stay with MBC until the end of the season. Mitteldeutsche Zeitung , December 13, 2011, accessed January 31, 2013 .