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  Ryan Hollins
Ryan Hollins

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pasadena, CA

High School:
Muir

Last College:
Saint Louis

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 225

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
10/10/1984

Experience:
2V

UCLA -- In 2004 -05, Hollins appeared in 28 games (six starts), averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds, shot .526 from the field and led the team in blocked shots on 15 occasions. . . As a sophomore in 2003-04, Hollins started 16 of 28 games, including 13 of the last 15 contests, led UCLA in blocked shots (1.0), averaged 6.5 points and 4.3 rebounds and shot .547 from the field ...As a freshman in 2002-03, Hollins started the Bruins' final 14 games and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Freshman Team... Hollins enters the 2005-06 campaign just four blocked shots away from entering UCLA's career top-ten list... A member of the 2003 USA Junior World Team ... In spring 2003 Hollins was a high jumper on the Bruin men's track & field squad ... A late addition to the Bruin roster, Hollins signed his UCLA Grant-in-Aid in June 2002 ... In Nov. 2001, he originally signed a National Letter-of-Intent with Saint Louis ...As a senior at Muir HS in 2002, Hollins was rated the No. 3 center on the West Coast by PrepWestHoops.com and was a standout jumper on the track & field team.

2004-05 -- Before the start of the season (July 20), Hollins had arthroscopic right knee surgery (cartilage) and it kept Hollins from attending the trials for a roster spot on the 2004 USA Basketball World Championship for Young Men qualifying team . . . In 28 games (six starts), Hollins averaged 16.4 minutes, 4.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and a team-high 0.82 blocked shots and shot .526 (40-76, No. 2 on the team among players with at least two attempts per game) from the field and .677 (44-65) from the line . . . He led the Bruins in blocked shots on 15 occasions (1 TT, 1 OSU, 1 at ND, 1 at Stan, 1 at Cal, 2 Wash, 1 WSU, 1 Stan, 1 Ariz, 1 ASU, 1 WSU, 2 Mich. St., 1 LBS, season-high 5 UCI, 2 CSU)

UCLA -- Hollins on July 20 had arthroscopic right knee surgery (cartilage) and will be ready for the start of practice (Oct. 16) ... The surgery kept Hollins from attending the trials for a roster spot on the 2004 USA Basketball World Championship for Young Men qualifying team (held July 16-18 at East Rutherford, NJ) ... As a sophomore in 2003-04, Hollins started 16 of 28 games, including 13 of the last 15 contests and averaged 25.4 minutes ... He led UCLA in blocked shots (1.0, No. 8 in the Pac-10), averaged 4.3 rebounds (leading returning rebounder/tied with senior Dijon Thompson), had the third-highest FG% (54.7, 64-117) and averaged 6.5 points ...As a freshman in 2002-03, Hollins started the Bruins' final 14 games and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Freshman Team ... A member of the 2003 USA Junior World Team ... In spring 2003 Hollins was a high jumper on the Bruin men's track & field squad ... A late addition to the Bruin roster, Hollins signed his UCLA Grant-in-Aid in June 2002 ... In Nov. 2001, he originally signed a National Letter-of-Intent with Saint Louis ...As a senior at Muir HS in 2002, Hollins was rated the No. 3 center on the West Coast by PrepWestHoops.com and was a standout jumper on the track & field team.

2003-04 - In 28 games (16 starts), Hollins averaged 6.5 points (No. 6 on the team) and 4.3 rebounds (No. 4 on the team) in 25.4 minutes, while shooting .547 from the floor (No. 3) ... In his last 13 games (12 starts), he made 38 of 69 field goals (55.1) and 35 of 59 free throws (59.3) and averaged 8.5 points (111) and 3.8 rebounds (49) ... His highlight games included -- He came off the bench in the opener against Vermont and contributed two points and five rebounds in 32 minutes ... His free throw with four seconds remaining in the game (he made the first of two) provided the game-winning point ... He started at forward and played 32 minutes against UC Riverside, finishing with six points, seven rebounds and a career-high four assists ... Against Kentucky in the Wooden Classic , he started and played 28 minutes, finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks ... He started and played 28 minutes against Loyola Marymount, contributing a season-high nine rebounds, three blocks, one point and one steal ... In 22 minutes off the bench vs. Michigan State, Hollins contributed seven points, three rebounds, one assist and blocked shot ... Against Oregon State, he had a then season-high 11 points, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 15 minutes ... Vs. Oregon, he contributed nine points and four rebounds in 19 minutes ... Vs. Arizona, he had seven points, six rebounds, three blocks and one steal ... At Stanford, he started and contributed six points and a team-high (tied) seven rebounds in 25 minutes... Against USC, he started and scored a career-high 21 points (7-8, 7-9) and added a game-high eight rebounds and one assist in a then career-high 35 minutes ... At St. John's, he contributed nine points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes ... Vs. Washington State, he had six points and a team-high eight rebounds in 28 minutes ... Against Washington, he contributed nine points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes ... In a career-high 36 minutes at Arizona State, he had six points, three rebounds, three blocks and one steal ... In 29 minutes against California, he played good post defense and contributed nine points, two rebounds and a career-high two steals ... At USC, he had nine points, three rebounds, one assist and one block in 27 minutes ... Against Notre Dame, he played 26 minutes and had a team-high 13 points, two rebounds, two blocks and one steal ... He had eight points, five rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes at Oregon State ... Against Washington in the Pac-10 Tournament, he came off the bench to contribute 10 points, two rebounds and three blocked shots in 25 minutes.

HONORS - In the Bruins' end-of-the-year banquet, Hollins was given the Bruin Bench Basketball Award (Most Improvement in All-Around Play and Mental Attitude).

HOLLINS' 2003-04 SEASON HIGHS -- 36 minutes vs. Arizona State (2/12); 21 points vs. USC (1/28); 9 rebounds vs. Loyola Marymount (12/13); 4 assists vs. UC Riverside (12/3); 2 steals vs. California (2/19); 3 blocked shots, four times, last vs. Washington (3/11).

HOLLINS' 2003-04 PAC-10 RANKINGS (April 1) - Blkd. Shots - 8th, 1.00.

2002-03 -- In 24 games (15 starts), he averaged 16.7 minutes, 4.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks while shooting 59.4 (38-64) from the floor ... In Pac-10 play, he averaged 4.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks, while shooting a team-best 61.9 (26-42) from the floor ... In his final 14 games (all starts), he averaged 6.4 points (89), 4.5 rebounds (63) and 1.2 blocks (17), while shooting 62.3 (33-53) from the floor and 52.6 (20-38) from the line in 22.1 (309) minutes ... In his first start (Duke, in the Wooden Tradition), he had five rebounds and two points in 24 minutes ...Started against Oregon in Pauley to start his string of 14 consecutive starts and had a spectacular game (first career double/double) with 11 points (making five of seven shots from the floor), a career-high 11 rebounds (four on offense), a single-game Pac-10 leading career-high seven blocked shots, in a career-high 34 minutes ... At Georgetown, he set a new career best with 14 points and added a team-high nine rebounds in 28 minutes ... In the Pac-10 Tournament semis, Hollins had eight points, six rebounds, two blocked shots and one steal in the Bruins' 75-74 loss to eventual champion Oregon.

Honors - Hollins is an Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Freshman performer and at UCLA's end-of-the-year banquet, he was given the Seymour Armond Memorial Award as the Bruins' Most Valuable Freshman.

HOLLINS' PAC-10 RANKINGS (Conference Games Only) - Blocks, 6th, 1.14

2003 UCLA Track & Field -- As a true freshman last spring, Hollins in the high jump placed ninth (tie, 6-8) at the NCAA Regionals and sixth (6-10.25) at the Pac-10 ... He had personal-bests in all three jumps -- 7-0.25 (high jump), 22-3 (long jump) and 48-7.50 (triple jump).

Saint Louis -- A late addition last year to the Bruin roster, Hollins signed his UCLA Grant-in-Aid in June 2002 ... In Nov. 2001, he originally signed a National Letter-of-Intent with Saint Louis ... But in April 2002, Billiken head coach Lorenzo Romar, a former Bruin assistant coach, left Saint Louis to take the head coaching position at Washington, his alma mater ... Hollins then requested to get out of his NLI and Saint Louis gave him a complete release, making him eligible to play for the Bruins last season as a true freshman with four years of eligibility.

High School -- Two-year basketball letterman, under coach Don Grant and one-year track & field letterman, under coach Mike Knowles, at John Muir HS ... As a senior prepster last season in basketball, Hollins was rated the No. 3 center on the West Coast by PrepWestHoops.com ... He averaged 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots ... He earned first-team Div. III All-CIF, Los Angeles Times San Gabriel Valley and All-Pacific League and was the Most Valuable Player at two Los Angeles area tournaments (Los Alamitos and Brea Olinda) ... A versatile athlete, Hollins at the 2002 CA State T & F meet placed third in the triple jump, with a prep personal-best leap of 48-2.75 ... He was also Div. III CIF champion in the triple jump and Pacific League champ in the long and triple jumps ... Had additional marks of 21-2 (long jump) and 6-6 (high jump).

Personal -- Full name: Ryan Kenwood Hollins ... Right-handed ... Born Oct. 10, 1984 in Pasadena, CA ... Parents: Denier and Teryl Hollins ... One sister ... History major (was on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for spring 2005).


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