Hollins’ basketball career continues. He has also played in Switzerland, France, Germany and, last season, in Austria. He’s weighing his options for next season as he runs basketball camps in Fort Wayne this summer. He’s now playing the role his dad used to play as a mentor to youngsters.
“I never pictured myself doing that, to be honest,” he said. “After playing overseas, when I got back home, I saw a lot of talent going to waste and a lot of kids lacking the fundamentals and a knowledge of the game. I started an academy here to teach kids life lessons and basketball.”
Of course, Hollins’ time at Wright State figures prominently in the book. He devotes a chapter to his five failed attempts to pass the SAT and how that cost him his freshman season at Wright State. It also served as a valuable lesson as class work became more important to him at WSU.
“The administrators and coaches at Wright State were serious about me graduating,” he wrote. “They made sure I was on top of all my work and checked my progress periodically. I had a lot of great people in my corner that truly cared more about what I did in the classroom than what I did on the court.”