Note: Transferred from WCU after the 2011-12 academic year and his sophomore playing season ... Is expected to transfer to North Georgia College & State University.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Played in 29 of the 35 games on the season, making three appearances in the starting five ... Averaged 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures three times with one double-digit rebound outing ... Played an instrumental role in WCU's Southern Conference-opening road win over Samford (12/1), coming off the bench to play in the low post after foul trouble to teammates Tawaski King and Kenneth Hall ... Knocked down his first collegiate 3-pointer at Purdue (12/7) ... Made his first collegiate start in the road win at Bradley (12/20), scoring nine points and pulling down a career-high 10 rebounds ... Poured in a career-high 13 points in the record-setting win over Toccoa Falls (1/17) ... Scored 10 points and made three steals at Furman (2/11).
2010-11 (Freshman): Saw action off the bench in 10 games during his rookie season ... Finished with 11 points, tallying a career-best seven against Warren Wilson (11/22) in his most extensive action of the year ... Made his collegiate debut at Clemson (11/12), entering the game as a substitution at the 2:38 mark of the season-opener ... Scored his first collegiate points on a free throw at UTEP (11/20) with 23 seconds remaining in regulation ... Recorded his first collegiate field goal on a jumper with five seconds remaining in the first half against Warren Wilson College in the home opener.
Prior to Western: Was a four-year varsity starter for head coach Duke Mullis at Flowery Branch HS ... A prolific scorer, averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior earning region Player of the Year honors ... Helped guide the squad to state regional finals as a junior ... The school's all-time leader in blocked shots, Hollis averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game last year earning first team All-Region 7 plaudits ... He was named first team All-Area by the Gainesville Times and All-State by GASports.com, and was additionally an honorable mention Georgia All-State at the 3-A level ... Set the school-record for blocks in a season as a sophomore ... Played AAU basketball with the World Wide Renegades.
Personal: Full name is Ishmael Maurice Hollis ... Teammates and coaches call him "Ish" ... Named is pronounced "IS-mail."