Q&A With Basketball Recruit Andre Hollins

Andre Hollins is a 6-foot-1 shooting guard from Memphis, Tennessee. Goldensports.net had the opportunity to catch up with Hollins to discuss his senior year, his jump to the college game and his recruitment.

Last season for White Station High School, your team made it to the state championship game. Do you expect to have another dominant season this year? What will you do as a senior to lead your team?

"Yes, I expect another dominant season. I will lead by example and keep the team composed to lead the team. There are a lot of young guys and I will "show the the ropes" or just guide them through the year."

What do you think you can bring to a college team?

"I think I can bring versatility to the point and shooting guard positions. My ability to play both makes me a flexible player to put it."

What parts of your game have you been working on to improve to get ready to play at the next level?

"I've been working on my ball handling, IQ and my strength."

Schools like Harvard and Stanford have given you scholarship offers. How important are academics to you when you are picking a school? Do you have an idea of what major you would like to pursue?

"The academic part is very important and with the choices I have I know I can't go wrong. I'm not sure yet but I might want to major in business or sports medicine."

How have you recent visits gone with Auburn and Harvard? Do you have an early leader yet or are you waiting to see what all five schools on your list have to offer?

"Auburn was really nice. I'm going to Harvard this weekend. There are no leaders as of now. Im waiting until I take all of my visits to make my decision."

Have you been in contact with Coach Tubby Smith or his staff recently? If so, what have you guys been talking about?

"Yes, I've talked to Coach Smith and Coach Jirsa a lot. Coach Jirsa came down here last week to see me. They have basically been talking about how they see at Minnesota and being the lead guard."

From what you know about the Gophers' program, what impresses you the most about the team?

"I'm impressed with the coaching staff and the campus from what I've seen on brochures. I can't wait until my visit so that I can learn more about it."

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