En route to state, Hollins had to play Melrose High School, home of Adonis Thomas, a top-ten ranked player nationally for 2011. Hollins said of the game against their rivals, "We beat Melrose by six. We played poised, smart, and hard. We played great team defense the entire game." When asked he played individually, Hollins responded, "I performed well. I played composed throughout."
This composure comes from years of experience playing in the postseason. When asked if he feels more pressure this year because he is a senior he said, "None at all." He added, "We just have to play ball."
Hollins poise and leadership is shown on the court. Hollins tells his younger teammates, "To leave it all out on the court and that this is what we have been working for all year long."
What are Andre Hollins' expectations for the state tournament? "To win it all!," he said. If he and his White Station teammates keep up the great play, Hollins could find himself claiming a second Tennessee State Championship.