Kentucky Native Tray Hollowell Returns To Bluegrass And Morehead State Basketball
By Matt Schabert, Morehead State Athletic Media Relations
MOREHEAD, Ky. – Tray Hollowell, a native of Hopkinsville, Ky., And a perennial four-year power standout from the Southern Conference Wofford, chose Morehead State for its final season of eligibility. Hollowell will graduate and be ready to play for the Eagles in 2021-22.
Hollowell has helped Wofford make two playoff appearances in his four years, including winning one game in the NCAA tournament and going 30-5 in 2018-19.
“We are delighted to bring Tray home to the state of Kentucky to end his fantastic college career,” said the head coach Preston Spradlin. “We’ve watched Tray since he was in high school and were impressed with his growth during his time at Wofford. He’s a dynamic athlete who can impact the game with his intensity in goal, passing and defense. . Tray is a winner, and his 85 wins and NCAA tournament experience will improve our team and our goal of getting back to Big Dance. “
Hollowell, who prepared at University Heights Academy in Hopkinsville, has career 799 points and hit 186 three points, hitting better than 36 percent from range his entire career.
In 2020-2021, he helped Wofford score 15-9 while scoring 11.1 points per game and completing 60 treys. He’s scored 15 double-digit times, including 20 or more twice and a career-high 22 in a win over Mercer.
As a junior in 2019-20, he averaged 7.7 points and clocked a career-high 63 balls. He has also shot better than 40 percent throughout his college career.
As a rookie, he helped the Terrier enter the CollegeInsider.com playoff tournament with his 21 wins.
At University Heights, he helped his team win the area for four years. Hollowell averaged 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in his high school career and finished with over 2,000 points. He was appointed to the teams in all districts and regions every four years. During his junior season, Hollowell was named the All-State Third Team. His senior season culminated with a second-team All-State selection.