Eli Holman is ineligible … for now

  • 08/31/2007 3:46 pm in

holman.jpgFrom the “well, we were hoping this wouldn’t happen, but certainly aren’t surprised that it did” file comes the news that for the here and now, new California recruit Eli Holman has not yet been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse. IU is flying to the Bahamas without him.

T. Hutch from the Indy Star has the details:

Indiana University freshman center Eli Holman has not been cleared yet by the NCAA Clearinghouse and will not go with the team today to the Bahamas.

The IU basketball team is scheduled to depart today for a four-game exhibition tour in the Bahamas.

IU said today that Holman is enrolled and attending classes, but could not participate in team activities until he has been fully processed through the NCAA Eligibility Center.

In early August, when IU’s freshmen and junior college transfers participated in a summer barnstorming tour, Holman told The Star that he had been cleared to play.

It’s no secret Holman struggled with grades and test scores before coming to IU, so again, this isn’t a huge surprise. And as Chris Korman at the HT tells us today, this doesn’t exactly mean he’s ineligible, just that he hasn’t been cleared yet. Perhaps even more than Eric Gordon, I’m really looking forward to seeing Holman play this year. (Shocking, I know.) He put up some insane numbers in high school and might be a perfect addition down low to help out D.J. He’s my wild card, for sure.

We’ll see how this one shakes down soon enough.

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  • Big A

    I’m surprised by this, simply because I’m pretty sure Eli told several folks at the New Albany Barnstorming Tour game that he was already cleared by the NCAA.

  • Big A

    I’m surprised by this, simply because I’m pretty sure Eli told several folks at the New Albany Barnstorming Tour game that he was already cleared by the NCAA.

  • Newt

    No Ratliff, No Holman for how long? we are getting thin real quick….I hope Holman is eligible…this happened with Derrick Character last year at Louisville, I believe…..we’ll be ok but I just hate seeing us fall apart off the court before the season starts….

  • Newt

    No Ratliff, No Holman for how long? we are getting thin real quick….I hope Holman is eligible…this happened with Derrick Character last year at Louisville, I believe…..we’ll be ok but I just hate seeing us fall apart off the court before the season starts….

  • Big A

    Caracter wasn’t ineligible last year. He just had some problems seeing eye to eye with Pitino and keeping his weight at an acceptable level.

  • Big A

    Caracter wasn’t ineligible last year. He just had some problems seeing eye to eye with Pitino and keeping his weight at an acceptable level.

  • kelin

    THis eli think I hope is what it is…a processing thing. Nevertheless…I will stay optimistic

  • kelin

    THis eli think I hope is what it is…a processing thing. Nevertheless…I will stay optimistic

  • Zach

    I’m not too worried about this; I believe he’ll be on the court at Hoosier Hysteria with no problems. We’ll find out one way or the other sooner or later.

  • Zach

    I’m not too worried about this; I believe he’ll be on the court at Hoosier Hysteria with no problems. We’ll find out one way or the other sooner or later.