New Saint Louis University basketabll coach Brad Soderberg knows turning the Billikens into a powerhouse will be a challenge. He recently told Missourinet Sports that it will be difficult keeping California recruit Ryan Hollins. Soderberg has spoken with the 6-8 prep star and gets the feeling that Hollins is reluctant to move east since Lorenzo Romar took the vacancy at the University of Washington. Their top recruit, Nick Kern of St. Louis Vashon has already decided not to come to SLU, despite signing a letter of intent. Nonetheless, Soderberg is confident that his squad will be good. Every player is returing, including leading scorer Marquee Perry. At his press conference on April 12th, Soderberg said that his goal is to win the C-USA title.