Despite a delayed start in team sports, Justin Holloway is now on the verge of making a significant impact on the SlamBall court. During his time at Beechcroft High School in Columbus, Ohio, he couldn’t participate in varsity sports due to family obligations. However, he didn’t let that hinder his passion for athletic competition, as he devoted the past three seasons to honing his skills in semi-pro basketball with the Lancaster (Ohio) Thunder, where he was a teammate of Rumble handler JaeTuan Williams. Reflecting on his journey, Holloway said, “I went from not playing in high school to not playing in college to playing semi-pro ball to SlamBall. It is truly a blessing. It’s like a dream come true.” Now, at the age of 31, he finds himself well-prepared to embrace the world of SlamBall, a sport he has cherished since his youth. “I literally watched SlamBall all the time and when I heard it was coming back, I was determined to play,” said Justin Holloway. “I am a very rough basketball player, so I have the ideal mentality for it. And it fits in perfectly with the MOB’s mindset.” His uncle, Mike Holloway, is the long-time men’s and women’s track and field coach at the University of Florida – winners of the 2022 won the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Championships – and was the head coach of the U.S. men’s track squad at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.