The Minnesota Golden Gophers only played two games in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but Andre Hollins was in beast mode in both of those games. With that said, watch out for Hollins in the 2013-14 college basketball season.
With so much talent leaving the Big Ten, Hollins will be one of the best players in the conference. He did average 14.6 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game and 3.4 assists per game this past season. Not to mention, he shot 41.6 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from behind the arc. His 81 made threes on the year show how great he was from the three-point line.
Those numbers alone are solid, but in the Big Dance, Hollins was able to score 28 points against UCLA and 25 points against Florida. He was a very effective shooter in both games and it is too bad that his team could not have backed him up.
Unfortunately, many players will be leaving and Tubby Smith is no longer the head coach. So, Minnesota will look a lot different in the upcoming season. With so much talent leaving, though, that leaves the door open for Hollins to go off. He will easily be the go-to guy and should get more shots than he did this past season.
Hollins will not be the only good player on the team, but he should definitely be the best one. He has the potential to be the MVP of the Big Ten. That is saying a lot considering how much talent this conference has on a yearly basis.
So although a lot of attention will be on players like Mitch McGary and Aaron Craft, don’t forget about the sharpshooter from Minnesota.
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