Buzz began to build around Taveion Hollingsworth during his junior season at Lexington (Ky.) Dunbar.
Hollingsworth, a 6-foot-3 wiry guard, led the Bulldogs to their first ever state championship and in the process was named the Sweet 16 MVP by averaging 21.5 points a game.
Through the high school season and into the spring and summer, Hollingsworth particularly impressed with his ability to score from mid-range.
“I think my game is all mid-range really,” Hollingsworth said. “If you let me get there I’m going to hit them all.”
“I really do need to improve on my ball handling and get more consistent from three,” he added.
Recruiting interest is starting to pick up for the talented scorer. According to Hollingsworth, most schools are recruiting him as a combo guard.
“Wright State has offered,” he said. “A few schools that I had, I’ve cut off. I mean, really the most that have offered are Wright State, Murray State and Winthrop. A few schools that are coming on are West Virginia and Cincinnati.”
Hollingsworth took a visit to West Virginia the weekend of September 10th.
“It was really nice,” Hollingsworth said. “I liked it. As soon as I got there they made me feel like I was at home almost.”
“He’s really cool,” he added about Bob Huggins.
Hollingsworth said he plans to take other visits, but hasn’t set up any other trips.