Curtis Hollis is a 21 year old 198cm forward from Arlington, Texas that is playing his first season overseas and first in Germany with the Dragons Rhondorf currently averaging 20,7ppg,8,1rpg,3,6apg and 3,2spg. He began his career at Mansfield Summit High School. In 2017-2018 he played with Hutchinson CC (JUCO) playing 34 games averaging 6.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 27.0%, FT: 66.3%. In 2018 he played in Lavar Ball’s new league with the Houston Ballers (JBL) playing 7 games: Score-5 (29.3ppg), 11.3rpg, 5.3apg, 2.6spg, FGP: 46.0%, 3PT: 21.2%, FT: 71.8%. He and I will team up every week to talk basketball in the Miles basketball minute
Curtis congrats on the huge 120-86 win against BSV Wulfen. You scored the 100th point for the first time this season. How weird is that and how was the donut party with the teammates?
It’s wasn’t weird it was funny. I just knew I had to bring donuts haha. It was cool it’s starting to get pretty normal!
It was the sixth time the Dragons Rhondorf eclipsed the 100 points and it was the most points that the team have scored this season. Was this the best offensive performance of the season?
I guess you could say that! Everybody played well and pitched in when they could so it was for sure a good performance.
The defense gave up 86 points, but a big problem was the given up offensive rebounds. How aware is the team that once they cut down on the offensive rebounds, the team will let up a lot of less points?
We’re aware of it and understand what we have to do now we just have to do it. It’s big for us holding teams to 1 possession.
You told me after the game that there is too much going to the ball instead of boxing out. How confident are you that the team will be doing a better job under the boards in the next two games?
I’m very confident. We always talk about and try to quickly fix our mistakes.
It was difficult stopping American Bryant Allen. What did you appreciate most about his game and what part of his game hurt Rhondorf the most?
He was good gets to his spots. His 3s hurt us but we did a good job on him. We just had to contain him.
The next game is on the road in Grevenbroich who you defeated 85-72 early in the season. They lost Enric Garrido Foz, but got a new American rookie Troy Harper from Drexel (NCAA). Both teams are changed. What kind of game can we await?
A good game. We plan to get a big win for Keke and play like we always do!
The teammate spotlight this week is on Jure Beseidc. He has proved to be a solid big man that prefers the outside shot. But since the injury to Gabriel De Olveria has produced in the paint. What part of his versatile game do you appreciate the most?
Everything. He works, he’s getting better and better. His presence is huge for us.
You had another normal day at the office with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Defense isn’t only about getting steals. It was your second game of the season without a steal. How do you feel did you impact the game best on defense?
I did well. Stayed in front, closed out on shooters so I feel it was a good game overall for me defensively.
You only had 1 foul in the last two games. Have you been playing a bit less risky or how do you explain the better discipline with the fouls?
Yes I have. Just trying to be smart show my hands more. I know my team needs me on the floor so staying out of foul trouble is key.
I also liked your stroke from outside. Did you change anything up on your mechanics during the week or were my eyes deceiving me?
No didn’t change anything just a lot of shots during the week. A lot! So the work is just coming to light.
James Harden recently scored 60 points which seems like a regular thing. What does this guy have to do to get a real wow response from the basketball world?
I think he gets a wow response from the world every game. At least from me he does. Haha
Where will Andre Iguodala end up? Would he be a better fit with the Lakers or the Mavericks?
Mavs! I hope he comes to Dallas.
Thanks Curtis for the chat