Alfred Hollins

4-star Alfred Hollins signs with Oregon State

Wednesday marked the first day of the late signing period for men's basketball. The Beavers received a signed letter from forward Alfred Hollins.

Oregon State athletics and Wayne Tinkle announced that Alfred Hollins, a 6-foot-5, 185 pound forward has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Beavers next season.  The four-star prospect is originally from the San Francisco area, but has played his senior year at Hillcrest Prep School in Phoenix, Arizona, where he helped lead them to a national championship.   

“We are very excited about the prospects of Alfred Hollins," head coach Wayne Tinkle said. "He brings a great motor and is really going to add to our level of toughness and athleticism. But he’s more than that. He has a great skill level and can shoot and score from the outside and is a crafty finisher at the rim and above the rim.

“We love that we are adding a guy who sticks his nose in it defensively and will do the dirty work. He’s a high-level athlete who can play multiple positions offensively and guard multiple positions on the defensive end.”

Hollins joins 4-star guard Ethan Thompson from Los Angeles, California and Zach Reichle, a guard from Wilsonville, Oregon in the 2017 class.

What kind of player is Oregon State getting in Hollins? Scout's National Recruiting Analyst, Josh Gershon said:

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. 

Hollins chose Oregon State because of “the diverse community as well as the wonderful people that the university holds. The school is a good place for me to be able to grow and succeed as a person to get to where I attend on being.”

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