Eli Holman still undecided on future

  • 04/24/2008 12:50 pm in

eliholman.jpgBuried at the bottom of an article in yesterday’s San Fransisco Chronicle was a note on Indiana freshman Eli Holman, who has yet to say publicly whether he’ll remain with the program beyond this year.

Decision time: Former Richmond High center Eli Holman is still undecided on whether he will transfer from Indiana. Holman will make a decision by the end of next week, said Hashim Ali, founder of Holman’s AAU team.

At the time of Tom Crean’s hiring, Holman said he planned to return to California and would have a decision shortly. And with his participation in recent workouts, the assumption was that he would indeed return. However, this blurb leads one to believe that Eli is still contemplating his future. After everything Eli went through to get himself to this point (the shooting, the eligibility dispute last fall and his wrist injury), it’d be a shame to see him play out his college career elsewhere.

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  • deedubbadoo

    I would be sad if he left, I think even though he is raw, he can be good. He went through so much in Compton and to get out of that situation and come to Bloomington had to be good for him. I spoke with him at the tip-off banquet at the beginning of the season ad he is a real nice kid, in the end he has to do what is best for him but, I hope he stays.

  • mtmays

    I wonder if this has anything to do with his grades? I would be surprised if he goes anywhere.

  • Petetuckyburg

    Because he is waiting until next week, being the end of the semester, I would say grades are a factor. He has to prove to himself he can cut it. Doubt is probably a companion of his. He seems like a young man that is trying so hard to make it. I want him to succeed for his own sake, and I know he would be a crowd favorite. He needs to spend this weekend in an out of the way library, hitting it hard, in some cubicle.

  • I can't think of a single instance where an unhappy player transferred and found success. I hope Eli stays for his own sake. I'll support whatever stalwart hardwood student-warriors show up.next year. Half of anything is about showing up. Good luck Eli but this karma is all on you.

  • rifleman

    “I can't think of a single instance where an unhappy player transferred and found success.”

    I believe Ewing,Jr. found a little success at Georgetown.(Final Four)

  • I looked up junior's numbers and I think I am right. Apology accepted

  • http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?pl… numbers don't
    back your claim. sorry

  • Yea….I don't think he did very well, but the team was very good. He should of been there in the first place.

  • xxBHxx

    his dunk in the slam dunk contest this year was super sick.. one of the best college throw downs i have seen. if you can find it on youtube i would appreciate it. 360 and goes behind the back if im remebering correctly.. it was nasty.

  • MPmike

    Yeah, Ewing did that dunk at IU's Midnight Madness during his short time here. IT brought the house down and he won the slam dunk contest at MM in Assembly Hall. YOU can search the dunk on youtube.

  • MPmike

    Correction. Eli Holman lived in Richmond, CA. Not Compton, CA. Richmond is a poor surburb of Oakland. It was really tough there for him.

  • xxBHxx

    hmm i thought i was at that midnight madness.. maybe too druck to remember? found it on youtube, its pretty sweet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovfwYrLNIw8

  • xxBHxx

    hmm i thought i was at that midnight madness.. maybe too druck to remember? found it on youtube, its pretty sweet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovfwYrLNIw8