There's no place like home.
Growing up in the Valley, Holland Woods made his mark as a star at Apollo High School in Glendale before rewriting the record books at Portland State. But heading into his senior season, the talented guard looked for something more, and he found it at Arizona State.
On this episode we discuss his basketball origin story, his time as a Viking, what led him to transfer and how one phone call changed everything, his fit in a deep backcourt, and much more.
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