As if Coach Karl Dorrell hadn't done enough to fire up the crowd of Bruin supporters assembled, UCLA Men's Basketball Coach Ben Howland left many spellbound as he told of the feelings shared by the team during its sensational 2005 NCAA tournament run, and the season leading up to that final...[details]
Strengths: Ryan Hollins is all upside, mostly based off his athletic ability, size and wingspan. A former track star, he has impressive quickness and leaping ability. Hollins gets most of his points either running the court or from putback dunks. He showed potential facing the basket, particularly with his mid-range jump-shot, but was not allowed to show much in UCLA's system. His quickness and length give him potential as a disruptive defender. At 21-years-old, Hollins is not close to realizing his full potential.
Weaknesses: Hollins is extremely skinny and will likely have trouble getting stronger due to his frail frame. He plays very soft at times, avoiding defensive contact around the rim, finishing weak at the basket and failing to hold his spot on the block. He gets down on himself when things don't go his way. Except for the extremely impressive final month of his career, Hollins really was not productive in college. He has little offensive polish and was never a shot-blocking threat. He's a poor rebounder and his basketball IQ is average.