Julius Rollins is a 2021 wing from Hillcrest High School in Chicago. The athletic 6’6″ hooper holds 10+ division one offers with more schools checking in on him recently. Rollins is one that will attract significant attention from MM/HM programs this summer and into the high school season.
Name: Julius Rollins
High School: Hillcrest (Chicago)
AAU: Young & Reckless
RLH 2021 IL Player Ranking: #11 overall in 2021 class
Offers at time of post: Toledo, Chicago State, North Carolina A&T, Oakland, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Kent State, UIC, SEMO, LIU and others.
Strengths: Rollins skill-set is vastly underrated. He’s extremely versatile… he’s long… he’s athletic and strong… and he can play the #1-#4 spots. Rollins bounce and athleticism are tough for defenders as he can create mis-matches all over the court. His layup package is one of his biggest scoring threats…he can finish through traffic with contact, he can maneuver his body mid-air to avoid defenders, and he can just rise up and flush it with ferocious dunks. His passing and court vision are some of the best we’ve seen in his class for his size. It isn’t just on his dribble-penetration but also when he’s playing off the ball and flashing to empty spots — he makes quick decisions with ball-fakes and no-look passes to open defenders. Defenders tend to be on the lookout for his passing, which opens up his triple-threat or dribble-drive moves. Rollins is smart and knows how to take what the defensive is giving him. His length is another strong part of his game… his ability to snatch rebounds that most others can’t, his ability to pick the pocket of ball-handlers, and his ability to block shots are areas that he impacts that game with his length & athleticism.
Areas to improve: Rollins tends to get a bit right-hand dominant on his dribble. He likes to attack going right even when using the left to create separation. He can be more consistent on his jump shooting but he’s definitely a very capable scorer from the outside — we would just like to see him score more going to the Left or Right off screens/passes/dribble out on the perimeter.