The wait is finally over for one of the most talented wing prospects in the West. After helping Hillcrest Prep win a national championship this high school season, 6-foot-6 senior wing Alfred Hollins has found a college home. The gifted performer has given a verbal commitment to a program in the PAC-12 Conference.
On Tuesday afternoon, Hollins decided that he had found his fit - giving a verbal pledge to Oregon State University and head coach Wayne Tickle and his staff.
Hollins had recently began to generate loads of college interest, as such college programs as Georgetown became very serious with Hollins.
Hollins chose Oregon State over offers from Arizona State and New Mexico State. He also had strong interest from Arizona, California, DePaul, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Virginia and Virgina Tech.
Hollins moved to the state of Arizona from California, in an attempt to develop as a player and to improve his college recruitment. Alongside the nation's top overall 2018 prospect, DeAndre Ayton at Hillcrest Prep, Hollins emerged at the top defensive wing prospect in the West, and one of the best in the country.
Hollins is a big-time talent, and a very underrated wing prospect -an absolute steal for Oregon State and their staff. Hollins is a very athletic wing prospect with a nice feel for the game and an ability to play well above the rim. He thrives in transition and makes plays most prospects cannot, as a resut of his high motor and athleticism.
Hollins was previously rated as a Top 100 (ranked #92 by Scout Hoops) prospect nationally.
Congratulations Hollins on his accomplishment in signing with a PAC-12 Program, and also on an amazing senior season at Hillcrest Prep. The moving of Hollins from California to Hillcrest Prep this season was one to remember, and also one that will help to establish many more prospects from the state of California to take part in Arizona basketball in the future.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Hollins is a big-time talent, as he is a very athletic wing prospect with a nice feel for the game and an ability to play well above the rim. He thrives in transition and makes plays most prospects cannot, as a resut of his high motor and athleticism. He is absolutely one of the best defensive wings in the country, and is a lock-down defender that makes it difficult for opposing players to get off. He has nice length on his frame, and can make plays on the defensive end as a result. He plays the passing lanes and is also a very good shotblocker for his size. He is a good shooter of the basketball from mid-range and is also capable of stepping outside the three-point line and making shots. He has really improved in that area of his game, which will benefit him a great deal for the future. Fundamentally sound. A good ball handler and passer that should be able to see time at both guard positions in the future. A nice overall talent with a bright future. Sleeper prospect.