Former Minnesota College where he completed a full four-year course, but not drafted in 2014, Austin Hollins (1m93, 29) only tasted the NBA during the summer leagues . In 2015, he was with the Nets and four years later, in 2019, he played with the Jazz.
Son of Lionel, the former NBA champion with Portland and former coach in Memphis in particular, Austin has mainly made a career in Europe. After two seasons in our French Pro B, at Denain-Voltaire, Hollins then went through Finland (one season) then Germany (two seasons) before landing at Zenit St Petersburg where he had played for two seasons.
At 9 points average in Euroleague (at 54% on shots including 36% at 3-points), plus 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 interception, Hollins has established himself as a solid player and a complete striker on the Old Continent. . But he has obviously not given up his NBA dreams, since he will be with the Wizards, for a third attempt in the Summer League.
Having not found an agreement with Zenit at the end of the season, Austin Hollins will therefore try his go-all this summer. Like a Brad Wanamaker or even a Mike James who played in Europe for a long time before finding a place in the NBA, Hollins still believes in it …