Aisha Hollans begins her third season with the Women of Troy... One of the most gifted guards in the conference and a crucial player to have on the court at all times... A 2003 ALL-AMERICAN candidate... A returning starter on the perimeter.
2001-02 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Hollans became a full-time starter in 2002, playing in 29-of-30 games, while starting 28... Led the team in scoring and finished second in the Pac-10 with an average of 17.6 points per game... Finished 10th in the conference (second among guards) in rebounding with 6.2 boards per game and ninth in offensive rebounds (2.59 rpg)... Also averaged 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game... Named to the All-Pac-10 First Team... Received the team's `Most Improved Player' award... Led the team in scoring in 15 games and led in rebounding in seven... Recorded five double-doubles... Scored in double figures in 26-of-29 games played... Finished off the season with a career-high 34-point performance on a 66.7 (14-21) shooting effort from the field against Washington (March 17)... Against the Huskies, she also recorded a career-high four three-pointers, a 66.7 (4-6) three-point shooting percentage and tied her personal best with five assists... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Jan. 7 after averaging a double-double with 24.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game against Washington (Jan. 4) and Washington State (Jan. 6)... At Washington, she posted 23 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals, while against the Cougars she added 26 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals... With an always-outstanding performance in her hometown, she added a double-double with 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at Cal (Dec. 28)... Named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team after posting 14 points, three rebounds and three assists against Texas (Nov. 25) and leading with 29 points and nine boards in win over Florida (Nov. 24).
2000-01 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Hollans made 11 starts and played in 21 games in her first season at USC... Finished second on the team and 16th in the Pac-10 with a 12.0 points per game average... Received Pac-10 All-Freshman Team honorable mention accolades... Missed the first six games of the season due to a back injury... Entered her first collegiate game on Dec. 15 against Pepperdine and contributed six rebounds and 14 points off of 6-of-12 shooting... Continued her scoring spree by adding double figures in her first seven-consecutive games... Posted 13 double-digit games throughout the season... Hit a season-high 3-of-5 three pointers against Texas Tech (Dec. 22)... Made her first collegiate start against Notre Dame (Dec. 28) and led with 11 points... Led on the boards with a season-high nine against Arizona State (Jan. 20)... Did not play against the UCLA (Feb. 10) after injuring her right shoulder during practice on Feb. 8... Reentered the starting lineup against Oregon State (Feb. 23)... With an outstanding performance in front of a hometown Berkeley crowd, she set a season high with 26 points and five steals to lead USC over Cal (March 3) with a 64.3 shooting percentage, including 6-of-6 at the line... Led with 21 points off of 10-of-13 shooting against Washington State (March 10) to end the season.
IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Hollans is a 2000 graduate of Berkeley (Calif.) High... Considered one of the nation's Top 25 recruits and ranked 21st by the All-Star Girls Report... She led her team to the 2000 CIF Division I finals while scoring 22 points in her last prep game... Berkeley advanced to the CIF semifinals and NCS Championship in her first three seasons... Four-time league champs, Berkeley won the CIF championship in 1997 and Hollans was honored as the championship game MVP... In her four-year career, she scored more than 2,500 points and grabbed more than 1,450 rebounds, leading the Yellowjackets to a 114-16 overall record and earning NIKE and WBCA All-American honors (an honor she also earned as a junior)... The 2000 Contra Costa Times Female Athlete of the Year, she also helped lead her squad to the East Bay Athletic League, NCS and NorCal titles... She was the NCS Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior... Earned her third-consecutive ANG Newspapers Player of the Year honor as a senior... A 2000 third team Parade All-American and three-time USA Today, Student Sports and Street & Smith's first team All-American... Honored as an All-East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) selection all four years... Named the EBAL MVP in 1998, 1999 and 2000 and honored as the California Sophomore of the Year in 1998... A four-year all-state selection (second team in 1997 and first team pick in 1998, 1999 and 2000)... Played club basketball with the East Bay Hoop (1 yr.) and North Coast Express (2 yrs.) and was named MVP each year... A member of the 1998 USA Women's World Youth Games national team... With the U-17 Junior National Team, she traveled to Russia and helped lead the team to a bronze-medal finish... As a senior, she was awarded the Mayor's Achievement Award for leadership.
Aisha Glories Hollans was born on May 1, 1981, in Berkeley... Goes by the nickname of "ReeCee" (derives from her middle name which is pronounced "glo-reice")... The daughter of Danny and Gloria Hollans, she has one sister, Ayana... Lists shopping and going to the movies as her favorite pastimes... Chose to attend USC because she felt at home and comfortable on campus, and because of the Women of Troy's historic basketball tradition... She would like to play professional basketball after graduation... An international relations major.