Posted On: 10/27/18 5:00 PM
Chanhassen underachieved a bit a year ago but despite graduating several solid players, there’s some excitement for the Storm in large part because of senior guard Carson Hollowaty.
Hollowaty, a 5-foot-11 point guard, averaged 12 points per game as a junior for the 12-win Storm and spent the grassroots season with MN Heat where he had a chance to play with and against top-flight competition throughout the summer.
“This was my second year with them and it went really well,” said Hollowaty. “We had a lot of the same guys that I already knew so that was nice. We got along really well. I had a really good time.”
Hollowaty is an effective two-way point guard. He does a good job controlling the game and balancing facilitating with looking for his own offense. He’s a strong defender and prioritizes that end of the floor as well.
“I’m known for shooting, that’s probably my strongest area but I think I’m a complete point guard,” said Hollowaty. “I can pass and create for guys. I think I can get better creating my own shot. I pride myself on good defense and trying to stop the other team’s best perimeter players. I want to show that this year.”
Hollowaty has drawn some interest for multiple sports at the college level and he’s still in the process of figuring out which one to prioritize.
“I’m not sure yet if it’ll be basketball or football,” said Hollowaty. “I’ve talked to some Division III schools for both.”
Chanhassen won 12 games last season but with Hollowaty, along with a solid core of returners back in the fold, there’s a lot of optimism for the upcoming winter.
“I’m pretty excited I think we’ll be better than last year,” said Hollowaty. “We should’ve been better but we never seemed to have great chemistry and just couldn’t put it all together. I’m excited. This group has played together for a long time.”