“Firstly, it’s a formal step towards meeting the application deadline, which expires in the next twelve days. It’s important for me to get feedback from scouts – so I know what I need to work on to improve my chances.” , explained Hollatz, who has been with the Torres since he was 16.
Cancellation possible until June 1
“It’s also important that they know my name, so maybe there’s an opportunity to do a practice or two,” added the Hamburg man. Otherwise, he will do as he did last year: if there is no interest from the NBA, in which seven German professionals are currently active, Hollatz will take his name off the list until June 1 and may try again in 2023.
For the Towers, the departure of the national player (six games) would be a significant loss, as managing director Marvin Willoughby emphasized at the NDR in November: “Justus has been developing sharply for years, he’s really doing a great job. , like having a great talent in Hamburg. We want to keep him here as long as possible.”
FC Bayern and Alba Berlin are also interested
Hollatz, who according to media reports is also courting Bayern Munich and Alba Berlin, initially wants to continue focusing “only on the season with the Towers”: “We are in the round of 16 of the EuroCup and we want to make the play-offs in the final of the BBL are a little ahead and that’s all that counts now,” said the 20-year-old, who has averaged 8.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists this season. At 100:76 in Heidelberg about two weeks ago, Hollatz set an assist record for German BBL players with 15 assists.