Alfred Hollins

Breaking down four-star Oregon State commit Alfred Hollins

Oregon State picked up a commitment from a versatile wing in Alfred Hollins. Scout breaks down the four-star 2017 prospect's game.

Alfred Hollins, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing from Phoenix Hillcrest Academy, committed to Oregon State on Tuesday, giving the Beavers a promising small forward.

The four-star prospect brings a lot of versatility to Oregon State's 2017 class and could have an immediate impact in Corvallis.

What kind of player is Oregon State getting in Hollins?

Hollins has come into his own physically over the last year and has gone from a young wing with a long way to go strength wise to a pretty strong kid with a nice toughness for the position. 

He has decent size and just average length, but does bring a lot to the table and is a pretty good athlete. Hollins has become a very adept scorer, with both his jump shot and floater. He has consistent range from three but is an also capable shooter off the bounce. 

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Hollins has pretty good body control, which helps him get to the basket in the half court, and finishes well with contact. He has a pretty high basketball IQ and passes the ball well. He has a nice feel defensively and moves his feet well laterally. 

He should be able to defend many twos and threes at the next level due to his lateral quickness, giving him further value. His lack of length could hurt a bit on defense, but other than that he's a good prospect and moving in the right direction.

Hollins really complements what Oregon State is bringing in its 2017 class well. Ethan Thompson is a pure scorer who can provide points from all three levels and figures to be an instant impact guy in Corvallis.

Zach Reichle is an extremely skilled wing who, for anything he lacks in athleticism, makes up for it with his motor, toughness, basketball IQ and shooting ability.

Hollins is somewhat in-between the two. He's the best athlete of the three and, like the two of them, will be able to play multiple positions on both sides of the ball.

This is a quality pickup for Oregon State and should help solidify the Beavers' perimeter for the years to come.


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