Hollins Playing Strong

Combo guard Andre Hollins is playing terrific basketball this AAU season with the Memphis Magic Elite. After a great performance at the TOC, Hollins followed it up with a spot in the Top 20 game at Pangos All-American camp.

Andre Hollins may not be a household name, but he could very well become a hot commodity as the summer progresses.

During the Tournament of Champions, Hollins averaged 20 points per game and was a sensational 20-21 from the free throw line for the tournament. Hollins displayed a well rounded game showing a great ability to hit jumpers, slash to the basket, play ferocious defense, and make his teammates better.

"I think I played really well at the TOC," said Hollins. "We won the Gold Bracket in that tournament which is what matters most."

Hollis followed up his TOC performance with a trip out to Los Angeles for the Pangos All-American Camp. At the conclusion of camp, Hollins had earned a spot in the Cream of the Crop Top 20 game.

"Pangos was a great experience. I liked California a lot and there was great competition out there. I think one reason I made the Top 20 game was because of my defense. I take a lot of pride in my ability to guard."

Hollins brings much more than stellar defense to a team. "I think my shooting ability and defense are very strong. I also have the ability to penetrate and kick to my teammates. I like it when the game gets physical. I don't mind contact at all."

Hollins is gaining momentum on the recruiting trail as the summer progresses including Wake Forest. "I am [also] being recruited by Stanford, Harvard, Ole Miss, Penn, Cincinnati, Miami, Memphis, Arkansas, and Alabama."

Hollins is also getting some interest from Wake Forest. "On of their coaches called my AAU coach and told him they would be watching me this summer," he said.

What is Hollins looking for in a school? "Academics are the most important thing. One day, the ball will stop bouncing and I will need a good degree to fall back on. I am also looking for a good relationship with the coaches as well as the atmosphere."

Hollins indicated he wanted to make a decision before his senior season. He will also be playing point guard this season for White Station High School.

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