One of the West Coast’s top under the radar prospects in 2017 is 6-foot-5, 185-pound San Francisco Sacred Heart Cathedral wing Alfred Hollins.
A good athlete who will be able to play both the two and three at the next level, Hollins is an aggressive scorer whose best attributes are his shooting ability, vision and effort on defense.
“I feel like I have an all-around game,” Hollins said. “I can defend the one through five and I’m a good leader who keeps my team focused. I worked very hard over the summer to become more versatile and not just play one position.”
Four of those schools stand out to Hollins.
“Cal, Arizona, LSU and Florida State are recruiting me the hardest and are my top four,” he said, before breaking down what he likes about each of them.
Cal: “It’s a home feeling that’s welcoming. They want to develop their players and make them better. It’s real love there.”
Arizona: “I’ve been talking to their coaches lately. They seem like they want the best for their players. They have high expectations that they’ll help you achieve your goals.”
LSU: “I like it because I’ve known the coach since eighth grade; we have a good connection. It’s a second home there. I know Ben Simmons and Antonio Blakeney so that’s good.”
Florida State: “I’ve talked to their coaches a few times. It’s a good program and I could see myself playing there because they fit my style of play. They let their players go.”
Hollins has a couple schools he may take visits to shortly.
“Arizona wants me to take a visit soon and I’ll go to Cal soon,” he said. “I may go to Florida State in the summer.”
The junior plans on doing his due diligence before making a decision.
“I don’t want to jump the gun on anything,” Hollins said. ”I need to pick the best fit for me; not just the biggest program. I need to make sure I can be successful in their system.”