Brandon Hollinger
Brandon Hollinger


Mobile, Ala.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170




CAREER: Explosive guard who has an excellent touch from long range...garnered valuable experience last season for the Crimson Tide in the absence of injured Ronald Steele...will be a vital leader for this year's team...has played in 94 games in his Crimson Tide career, including 47 starts.

2007-08 (JUNIOR): Averaged 6.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists.,,started 10 of 32 games played...led the team in assists (103) and was fourth on the team in scoring (6.3 points per game)...had nine assists to go with 14 points against Nicholls State in a reserve role on Dec. 8...had six assists against ninth-ranked Texas A&M...had six assists against Mercer...scored 15 points in the first half (14 minutes of play) against George Washington, going 5-7 from three-point range...scored nine points in the final game of the season, against Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal.

2006-07 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 32 games, starting 19...averaged 4.9 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists...scored a career-best 19 points at UMass in a First Round NIT game...was 6-of-14 from the field and 3-of-7 from three-point range in 38 minutes of play...scored 11 points at Mississippi State...had seven assists in the season opener against Jackson State...shot 76.9 percent (40-52) at the free-throw line...won team the "Highest 3-Point Percentage" Award for leading the Tide with his 42.9 percent (30-70) from the three-point line...tied his career high with five rebounds against Texas Southern.

2005-06 (FRESHMAN): Played in 30 games, starting the final 18 games of the season...averaged 2.3 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists...scored 13 points in SEC opener against Mississippi...scored 10 points at Kentucky in his first trip to Rupp Arena...had five rebounds against Kentucky in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal...shot 73.7 percent (14-19) at the free-throw line.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from LeFlore High School in Mobile, Ala. ...the Alabama Class 6A Player of the Year in 2005...the 2005 Mobile Press Register Co-Player of the Year (along with teammate Harold Edwards)...played point guard...averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4.5 steals his senior season...Named First Team All-State in 2005...a First Team Super 5 and the Southwest Regional Player of the Year in 2005...the 2005 Regional Tournament Most Valuable Player...led LeFlore to a 35-1 record and No. 2 national ranking before falling in the 2005 Class 6A State Championship Game...coached by Otis Hughley...a 2004 Nike All-American Camp participant...was one of five LeFlore senior starters who signed college scholarships on April 14, 2005...says he owes his love of basketball and his scholarship to the Boys & Girls Club of Mobile where he started playing organized ball at age 7 and visited daily after school... majoring in General Human Environmental Sciences...born January 13, 1987...son of Wanda Hollinger...has a brother, Carlos Skinner, and three sisters, Katina Skinner, Latoya Hollinger and Yashonda Hollinger.