May 30, 2014
The NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves brought their first draft prospects to Target Center for a workout Thursday. Among the six players invited was former guard Austin Hollins, who recently graduated with 1,321 career points and as the school's leader in career games played (141).
Hollins said it meant a lot for him to work out for Minnesota's NBA team.
"It means a lot," Hollins said. "I've been here for four years--it's a long time. It doesn't seem like it, you know, it went fast, but it's a long time--four years. And being able to work out with the hometown team, it's an honor to be able to work out with them."
No matter what happens during the June NBA Draft, Hollins expressed that he'd like to play at a professional level, even in a European league.
"Of course I want to play in the NBA, that's my first goal," Hollins said. "But if that doesn't work out, I'm open to going overseas."
Minnesota Falls Short to Texas Tech, 81-68
Carlos Morris and Joey King each scored 15 points to lead the Gophers (3-2).
Minnesota holds off Missouri State 74-69
Joey King scored 18 points to help Minnesota beat Missouri State 74-69 in Friday's consolation bracket at the Puerto Rico Tipoff.
Minnesota Falls To Temple 75-70
Nate Mason led the Golden Gophers with 20 points in Puerto Rico.