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Curtis Hollis Talks Making the Dallas Ballers of the JBA League

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It’s been a couple weeks since Curtis Hollis made the Dallas Ballers team of the JBA League. However, he’s been laser focused on the task at hand, and wanted to keep things hush-hush for a minute. He decided to share his experience on what was a crazy day filled with over 300 participants in Dallas, and how despite accomplishing a goal, he’s not ready to relax just yet.

In an exclusive interview, Curtis spoke with Fresh Sports Talk about making the JBA League.

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Why did you decide to tryout for the JBA League?

Curtis Hollis: [It] was a great opportunity that was hard to pass up.

How competitive was it out there at the tryouts?

It was pretty competitive there was a lot of players so everybody went hard.

Why do you think players are starting to seriously consider this as an alternative?

I think because a lot of kids with talent need and want to be able to have money. Some really need it. Me personally, I’m considering it because it’s a way to get to where I want to be faster. It’s a huge opportunity so all I have to do is perform, and the rest will take care of itself.

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How do you feel about LaVar Ball and him creating this league?

I mess with LaVar. I haven’t met him yet, but I’ve met all his people that he’s around. Everybody is real and about business and I’m with that always. I love what he’s doing.

He’s smart because he knows there are kids out there with great talent that aren’t getting fair treatment at their schools, or don’t have a school, or whatever the situation is. So he really just wants to help the kids and help showcase the talent they have so they can provide for their families and also chase their dreams.

JBA players are expected to wear Big Baller Brand gear in the league, how do you feel about that?

It’s cool. It’s something not a lot of people can rep so that’s cool. I’m going to make sure to have a lot of everything!

Do you think more top recruits will consider the JBA once they see how successful it will be?

I think some will, [but] most won’t though. A lot of kids won’t want to risk losing their eligibility. But if you have the talent and trust in yourself, what are you scared of? Most kids go to school just to play basketball anyways.

How does it feel to be a pro?

The feeling of being a pro is nice. I’ve always known and thought I would be a pro, so it’s just a blessing to see it come true. But I’m not where I want to be yet, so I’m not complacent with just being a pro.

Like many, Curtis understands the long road ahead of him. The 6-foot-6, 185 pound guard is ready to embark on a new journey to be a part of history. He gets that chance with the JBA League.

Brandon Williams is the Editor in Chief for Fresh Sports TalkYou can follow him on Twitter @TalkinWithFresh, or “Like” him on Facebook.

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