Scouting Report: Terrell Holloway

  • 10/31/2007 6:09 pm in

holloway.JPGThe unfortunate situation with Bud Mackey presented an opportunity for another guard to grab a spot in IU’s 2008 recruiting class and Terrell Holloway made a claim to that opening late Monday evening with a verbal to the Hoosiers.

The 6’1″ Holloway, a New York native, was an unknown to most Hoosier fans until a couple of weeks ago when he visited Hoosier Hysteria. Now he’s the newest member of the 2008 class.

I spoke with two recruiting experts, Dave Telep of Scout.com and Jody Demling of the Louisville Courier-Journal, to get the scoop on the Cincinnati Harmony guard.

“I think he’s a tough little guy,” Telep said. “There’s a competitive side to him. He’s a solid player. In a point guard class that’s probably average at best, he’s a top 20 talent at that position. He’s a guy you would think could come in and provide some relief at that position for them. Maybe eventually he could log minutes as a starter but I think you look at him as a piece to the puzzle.”

Demling, who saw Holloway once over the summer, told me that Holloway could use some work on his shot, but that he’s very quick and that he likes to make things happen.

My take on the Holloway commitment is that the Hoosiers had a need for a guard in the 2008 class due to Mackey’s situation and went with the best available talent. Holloway probably won’t make an immediate impact, but he will be a solid backup at his position when he arrives in Bloomington.

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  • Tom

    He’s ranked as high as Offutt if that means anything. Also he doesn’t need to be a great shooter.

  • Tom

    He’s ranked as high as Offutt if that means anything. Also he doesn’t need to be a great shooter.

  • jaime gongora

    I’m not saying I don’t want Halloway, and I’m greatfull that he will become a hoosier, but if zeller and Jones say yes and we find out that the ncaa will take away another scholarship, I would hate to tell one of our kids that they can’t come to IU. This inturn would create more bad press. I just wish they would have said time out and air on the side of caution. That being said I like what Kelvin Sampson is doing. He is trying to gather just a couple of superstuds and surounding them with players who will grind it out and do anything for the team. This is how championship teams are formulated.

  • jaime gongora

    I’m not saying I don’t want Halloway, and I’m greatfull that he will become a hoosier, but if zeller and Jones say yes and we find out that the ncaa will take away another scholarship, I would hate to tell one of our kids that they can’t come to IU. This inturn would create more bad press. I just wish they would have said time out and air on the side of caution. That being said I like what Kelvin Sampson is doing. He is trying to gather just a couple of superstuds and surounding them with players who will grind it out and do anything for the team. This is how championship teams are formulated.

  • jaime gongora

    I’m not saying I don’t want Halloway, and I’m greatfull that he will become a hoosier, but if zeller and Jones say yes and we find out that the ncaa will take away another scholarship, I would hate to tell one of our kids that they can’t come to IU. This inturn would create more bad press. I just wish they would have said time out and air on the side of caution. That being said I like what Kelvin Sampson is doing. He is trying to gather just a couple of superstuds and surounding them with players who will grind it out and do anything for the team. This is how championship teams are formulated.

  • kelin

    Jaime-
    I haven’t thought this out thoroughly….my gut tells me if one signs the other one won’t, I may be wrong. What I just read about K.Jones was not positive from the standpoint of how his relative was raving on how much they liked senderoff…it wasn’t coming from Jones though. We don’t want to talk about it but there may be a certain “frosh” scholly that may be available….

    Lets hope we don’t lose anymore…c’mon myles IU use to pay your salary

  • kelin

    Jaime-
    I haven’t thought this out thoroughly….my gut tells me if one signs the other one won’t, I may be wrong. What I just read about K.Jones was not positive from the standpoint of how his relative was raving on how much they liked senderoff…it wasn’t coming from Jones though. We don’t want to talk about it but there may be a certain “frosh” scholly that may be available….

    Lets hope we don’t lose anymore…c’mon myles IU use to pay your salary

  • slojoe

    kelin, Brand will have little or nothing to do with the review of the recruiting violations by the NCAA. It is done by a special committee, and he is not on it. I do not know whether he has to ratify the finding or not, but his power is probably very little in these matters.

  • slojoe

    kelin, Brand will have little or nothing to do with the review of the recruiting violations by the NCAA. It is done by a special committee, and he is not on it. I do not know whether he has to ratify the finding or not, but his power is probably very little in these matters.

  • slojoe

    kelin, Brand will have little or nothing to do with the review of the recruiting violations by the NCAA. It is done by a special committee, and he is not on it. I do not know whether he has to ratify the finding or not, but his power is probably very little in these matters.

  • Craig

    Great stuff guys. Thanks for the follow-up.

  • Craig

    Great stuff guys. Thanks for the follow-up.

  • PB

    As much as I hate to say it because I think he’s a perfect fit for IU, I don’t think we will land Jones. I do, however, think Zeller is going to IU.

    Why do I think this? I am guessing. Am I confident in my opinions? No.

  • PB

    As much as I hate to say it because I think he’s a perfect fit for IU, I don’t think we will land Jones. I do, however, think Zeller is going to IU.

    Why do I think this? I am guessing. Am I confident in my opinions? No.

  • PB

    As much as I hate to say it because I think he’s a perfect fit for IU, I don’t think we will land Jones. I do, however, think Zeller is going to IU.

    Why do I think this? I am guessing. Am I confident in my opinions? No.

  • Jack Schneider

    As much as I regret Sampson’s stupidity in causing the phone-gate mess, I still have high regard for his ability to build a basketball team. I’m confident he knows what he’s doing in adding Holloway to the mix and is doing everything possible to add Zeller and/or Jones. So let’s just wait and see what happens. But it would be terribly unfortunate if phone-gate, including the loss of Senderoff’s recruiting ability, costs the Hoosiers a top recruit or two.

  • Jack Schneider

    As much as I regret Sampson’s stupidity in causing the phone-gate mess, I still have high regard for his ability to build a basketball team. I’m confident he knows what he’s doing in adding Holloway to the mix and is doing everything possible to add Zeller and/or Jones. So let’s just wait and see what happens. But it would be terribly unfortunate if phone-gate, including the loss of Senderoff’s recruiting ability, costs the Hoosiers a top recruit or two.

  • Jack Schneider

    As much as I regret Sampson’s stupidity in causing the phone-gate mess, I still have high regard for his ability to build a basketball team. I’m confident he knows what he’s doing in adding Holloway to the mix and is doing everything possible to add Zeller and/or Jones. So let’s just wait and see what happens. But it would be terribly unfortunate if phone-gate, including the loss of Senderoff’s recruiting ability, costs the Hoosiers a top recruit or two.