Andrez Holley is an elite student-athlete currently attending Consortium College Prep High School in Detroit, Michigan. The 6’0 point guard is one of the best floor generals in the state of Michigan, currently averaging 15 points and 6 assists per game on the AAU circuit for the 2nd Chance Stars. Holley is the prototype point guard that coaches love, with impressive ballhandling and court vision which allows Andrez to create easy looks for his teammates. A pass first point guard by nature, Holley also has the ability to put points on the board in a hurry with a deadly jumpshot from distance. Best known for creating space and dropping dimes out of pick and roll sets with a tight handle, Andrez is also an honor roll student at Consortium holding down a 4.1 GPA.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great spring so far on the AAU circuit, you’ve turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things are going for 2nd Chance Stars as a team and for you individually?
AH: I feel like this summer is going to be my big break, the Stars have blessed me with the opportunity to play against some of the best talent in the country and compete. I’m surrounded by athletes that compliment my game and not just being teammates, but becoming family is a big priority and I really like our chances of winning some big tournaments after our performances at Spiece recently.
Jose Tolbert 10pts 7Rbs 3Stls
Andrez Holley 10pts 5asst 2stls
Dwight Burton 15pts 5asst
Kelvon Fuller 17pts 13Rbs 7Blks
Vs Detroit Phoenix
— 2️⃣nd Chance⭐️s⛹ (@2ndChanceStars) May 7, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
AH: I would describe myself as a crafty point guard that can attack gaps, create plays and break my defender down with my tight handle. One of my strengths is moving without the ball and hitting open shots, and getting my teammates involved early. I’m the most vocal in the gym whether I’m in or out of the game. I would say my weakness is full court pressure on defense but that’s what I’m working on this summer.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
AH: I’m in the gym every day. I never take time for granted, getting better is all I think about. When I’m not in the gym I’m sickened by the thought of somebody potentially working harder than me. There is never an off-season, I’ve sacrificed a lot as a teenager. I am not your average kid, I really am fascinated with every aspect of the game.
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
AH: School comes first always, I love school surprisingly. I know that’s hard to believe from a high school student, but my last card marking I ended up with a 4.1 GPA while taking AP Biology and English courses. My mom is really an enforcer on education being a teacher, so I have no choice. A big accolade off the court was being admitted into the National Honor Society this year.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
AH: In college I plan on staying all 4 years and getting a degree in sports management in addition to playing basketball.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
AH: If I’m not on the court, I love watching film and really studying the game, breaking it down piece by piece. It’s really interesting seeing how many things that are done in the game that don’t go in the box score. When I’m not playing or studying film, I love to make people laugh. It’s a great feeling knowing that you’ve changed someone’s day, and I feel I’ve become a role model to so many without even knowing it.
— Tobias Tuomi (@TobiasTuomi) January 13, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have shown interest?
AH: I’m not a real big prospect at this point, but things have started to pick up recently, with Lake Forest showing interest this past week. I also have interest from Olivet University, Bradley University, St. Leo University, and UIC.
Andrez Holley..The Floor General! He can really run the show, Has shifty ball handling skills, Used the pick and roll well & scored well
— 2️⃣nd Chance⭐️s⛹ (@2ndChanceStars) May 9, 2016
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
AH: I plan on visiting Xavier and Cornerstone University this summer.
— #⃣UNDERDAWG (@_shiftydre) April 28, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
AH: Off the court I would like to maintain a 4.0 GPA for the remainder of my high school career and also be able to get into any school that I want academically, just continue to make those who believe in me proud and always remain the same. On the court I plan on adding another state championship to my resume, making first team all state this upcoming year, picking up an offer before the summer is over, and becoming a better player over the summer.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
AH: The most important thing is always do things for yourself, never do something for someone else’s approval. The only one who can judge is God and always remember that. Surround yourself with people who to succeed just as bad as you, and when someone with experience is giving advice, really listen and remain humble.
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