Curtis Hollis 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 22,0ppg,8,4rpg,3,8apg 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 team up every week to talk basketball in the Miles basketball minute. This week it was a special Christmas edition.
Curtis thanks for talking to germanhoops.com. What does Christmas mean to you? What is the most important part of Christmas for you?
Christmas means a lot to me. Tied for my favorite holiday so it’s special!
You will be home for Christmas this season. How did you experience the pre Christmas experience in Germany?
I just got to chill with my teammates so that’s how I spent it.
Did you find any special presents for your family in Germany or will you do your x-Mas shopping at home?
My game jersey and my mom told me she wanted me to do something for her so that was cool!
On what particular thing are you looking most forward to Christmas this time as you are home with family and not in Germany?
Just being with my family is the most important thing. Hanging out with a few of my homies before I have to come back and get to work.
How does the Hollis family spend Christmas? Are there any special rituals that happen or is it just what other families also do?
Usually open up presents with each other then go to a family members house and hang there!
When you were a kid what was one of your first Christmas memories that is still with you today?
Honestly probably all of them. I always loved just being with my family, eating, & opening gifts.
What was your favorite toy as a child and are there any special presents that you are craving for this Christmas?
Man probably a power ranger thing. I use to love those haha.
If you had had the chance as a little kid to have sat on the lap of Shaq who was dressed as a Santa Claus what would you have wished for?
Probably to be in the NBA like him!
On what Christmas food will you indulge most on and what Christmas food did you love as a kid?
Macaroni, chicken, all those are major for me.
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
The polar express!
Thanks for the Christmas chat! Merry Christmas Curtis!