Michael Holper

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Michael Holper
Personal information
Born (1981-05-21) May 21, 1981 (age 36)
Norfolk, Virginia
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
PBA draft 2005 Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Barangay Ginebra Kings
Playing career 2005–2010
Position Power forward / Center
Number 45
Career history
2005–2008 Barangay Ginebra Kings
2008–2009 Barako Bull Energy Boosters
2009–2010 San Miguel Beermen
Career highlights and awards

Michael Holper (born May 21, 1981) is a former Filipino-American professional basketball player. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he last played for the San Miguel Beermen. He plays the power forward and center positions. Holper is known to be a defensive player.


Holper had the most number of starts among rookies in the 2005-06 season with 35 and this showed the kind of trust by then Barangay Ginebra Kings coach Siot Tanquingcen gave to him. Holper was a reliable player especially in defense and rebounding. But because of nagging injuries, he was sidelined for most of the 2005-06 season with the Kings.

Holper was later released by the Kings to clear salary cap. He was then signed by the Barako Bull Energy Boosters. In 2009, he was signed by the San Miguel Beermen. After his stint with the Beermen, he decided to retire from professional basketball.

Life after basketball[edit]

After playing basketball professionally, Holper decided to return to the United States where he has now become a doctor.

Personal life[edit]

Holper is married to his wife, whom he has two children.

He has a younger brother, named Melvin, who also plays power forward, who is currently playing collegiate basketball in the Philippines for the Southwestern University of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc.[1]


  1. ^ Panerio, Jonas N. (August 3, 2015). "USC downs depleted SWU in Cesafi finals rematch". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved May 26, 2016. 

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