Jeremy Hollowell talks Indiana, Ohio State

  • 06/18/2010 6:32 pm in

Jeremy Hollowell, the versatile 6-7 wing in the 2012 class from Lawrence Central in Indianapolis, fielded numerous calls this week as June 15 marked the first day college coaches could call juniors-to-be per NCAA rules.

In addition to hearing from Tom Crean, Hollowell also heard from three new schools — Florida, Michigan and Southern Illinois — as well as Ohio State, Tennessee, Illinois, Xavier, Cincinnati, Indiana State and Miami (FL).

The message from Crean continues to stress the opportunity to be a part of something special in Bloomington.

“He just keeps telling me to keep working,” Hollowell said. “He’d like to use me as a 2-3-4, somebody he can interchange and play multiple positions and also guard multiple positions. He also talks about the tradition, how our class is real important and bringing it all back together.”

Hollowell, who plays for the Eric Gordon All-Stars, said that the chance for immediate minutes could help the Hoosiers.

“It can help a little in a certain way,” he said. “You get a chance to go in and play right away.”

Another school that figures to be a factor with Hollowell is Ohio State, where he’s visited several times and recently played pickup games with National Player of the Year Evan Turner and Jared Sullinger, who will be a freshman next season.

“I like Ohio State,” Hollowell said. “I’m from Ohio so I grew up watching them a lot. I used to like watching them when Mike Conley and Greg Oden were there. The coaches are pretty cool. They’re real good guys. I really like the school and the coaches.”

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  • WhatdoIknow

    Give up and go on? Apparently you have not been paying attention to the recruiting world where anything can and DOES happen where the favorite school fails out of favor. Probably will not happen, but when it does, you want to be next in line! Not to mention other kids and the coach from the school will be watching Crean show interest in a good player. That could wind up in our favor if another good kid comes up from that school.

  • WhatdoIknow

    Give up and go on? Apparently you have not been paying attention to the recruiting world where anything can and DOES happen where the favorite school fails out of favor. Probably will not happen, but when it does, you want to be next in line! Not to mention other kids and the coach from the school will be watching Crean show interest in a good player. That could wind up in our favor if another good kid comes up from that school.

  • MileHighHoosier

    You guys are wrong. Hollowell has stated that IU is his “favorite”. He might be from Ohio, but Hollowell is IU’s to lose, but we’re not going to lose him. He’s a Hoosier!

  • MileHighHoosier

    You guys are wrong. Hollowell has stated that IU is his “favorite”. He might be from Ohio, but Hollowell is IU’s to lose, but we’re not going to lose him. He’s a Hoosier!

  • aceman07

    It appears to me that this could be another real good player to “almost” pick IU and shun us for another Big Ten foe!!! I hate to say this but I get that feeling reading how he's “from” Ohio and enjoyed watching Connolly and Oden.

  • James322

    He is OSU bound. It's obvious

  • Kelin Blab

    I have always got the feeling he is OSU's to lose. His mom visited by herself recently to OSU.

  • marsh21

    Let's not waste our time with this kid.

    Move on Crean.

  • vslice

    I agree, seems every interview I have read Hollowell he makes it clear that he is actually from Ohio and grew up watching them. Definitely think he is Ohio St. to loose. Really think he is a waste of time. Great ballplayer but whats it matter when it obvious where he wants to go.

  • Deadred

    Shut up cortland

  • marcusgresham

    I guess Indiana State and Southern Illinois didn't get the memo about doing it the Purdue/Butler way in laying off high-level recruits and getting “the right fit” guys.

  • BaseballBuc

    I cannot wait until the time comes where Crean doesn't have to sell the program on past history or being able to be part of something special. It's coming soon!

  • will someone show him how many times osu sold out value city when oden and conley were there, as opposed to how many games the hall did during loosing seasons??? if he wants to take a back seat at a football school, go ahead.

  • N71

    To Jeremy,

    You're from Indiana now, you live here, you go to high school here, and you're one of the best players in the state. An Indiana high school kid going to IU or Purdue with our fan base is a dream…you will be loved the rest of your life here. Conley and Oden went to OSU because IU was broken. Now it's being fixed. For you to be one of those that helps fix our broken love with put you down in history. OSU is a great choice if you can't go to IU…or even Purdue, but IU wants you, and needs you.

  • Kelin Blab

    For the 2012 class Jeremy Hollowell is probably 2nd or 3rd tier for me….He is a SG/Small forward, here are the other options….

    Patterson, Perea, Gary Harris, DeJuan Marrero…Now you tell me where Hollowell falls on this list. Not to mention DSR can play some SG also. Perea, Harris, and Patterson are all guys who are game changers anywhere they go immediately. Marrero is similar to Hollowell, but has more toughness to his game than finesse. Hollowell is a good talent but looking at that position in that class alone, those other 3 are hard to beat out…..

  • N71

    The class of 2012 is like picking between Magic, Larry, and Jordan…can't go wrong. Hollowell's still developing and may have a higher upside. Patterson, DSR, Harris are all great also. Hard to believe they're all in Indiana at once. Don't recall ever seeing a group like this…man could you imagine them all at IU together…banner #6 would be a lock.

  • I think you're selling Hollowell short. He's not any less of a game changer than the list of guys you mention in my opinion.

  • Kelin Blab

    You could easily produce a fab 5….
    G Yogi
    G DSR
    G Patterson or Harris
    F Hollowell
    C Hammons

    The options are endless

  • psvirsky

    I don't even want to consider it, b/c what are the chances, realistically. But if we pulled out a 4-5 recruiting class in 2012 of top guys, it really could be along the lines of an Indiana fab 5.

  • Tberry

    He is going to OSU!!!

  • BaseballBuc

    I agree with Alex here. Hollowell is a prototypical 3 in the ncaa. If he can really improve his shot, he could be a very very good player and a nice NBA prospect. You got to take 6'7'' wings that can shoot wherever you can get them.

  • psvirsky

    Hey everyone – unrelated to Hollowell, but I just got curious – what's up with Marshall Plumlee? I used to hear his name around here more often but lately he seems forgotten in these parts. I imagine we don't have a great shot with him but he just told Demling that “Indiana is still in the mix” and that he likes Crean. So whats up? Is he still good? Is it already assumed he's following his brothers? Any news at all?

  • Taskmaster75

    Yes, and there are also hundreds of other kids that would like Crean's attention as well. Why not pay more attention to DSR or someone else in that case, or somebody with a MUCH better shot of actually choosing Indiana. Crean will not totally ignore the guy, but not pursue him as hard as say, Kyrie Irving for instance (Sorry to bring the name up, only one I could think of :P).

  • BaseballBuc

    From what I've heard, he's really no longer a top priority for IU. I think he's has a long way to go to be as good as his brothers. The only way I see him jumping back into the picture is if Cody Zeller commits elsewhere. But right now it's Zeller that is our #1 target.

  • psvirsky

    That's sort of what I figured. I was just surprised to see Demling's post today where it sounded like he was still interested in IU.

  • marsh21

    I do pay attention and understand that things can change quickly. A coach should also pay attention to comments and obvious directions a potential recruit is leaning to save time for others. We are not UK and can't just change recruits minds yet. This kid has mentioned several times now how he likes OSU so recruit him but don't put all your eggs in his basket.

  • Kelin Blab

    If I get one more alert of a new commitment from scout I am going to scream….

  • Outoftheloop

    Who says that or is it just your guess?

  • Outoftheloop

    I agree Alex, all of those guys can play!

  • Outoftheloop

    How did you forget Perea and Jurkin and Kaminski etc.?

  • Outoftheloop

    Why Zeller and not Quinn Cook and Michael Chandler?

  • BaseballBuc

    I'd love to have Quinn Cook and him being VO's teamate helps but I'm not even sure he has an offer from IU. Don't believe there is any way we get him when UK has made him their #1 target. As for Chandler, he's a great player but from what I've heard, I don't think indiana is even interested and I don't think they should be, considering grades/attitude.

  • Outoftheloop

    He is NOT KY's # 1 target! They are asking him to sit on the bench behind Marquis Teague (KY's #2 behind Michael Gilchrist as #1). Cook will not head into that bad deal. IU is 1/17 listed as medium interest with 0 high interest. Chandler has IU as 1/4 medium interest, with KY the only high interest (all in Rivals).

  • Kelin Blab

    I just went with the IN State guys alone, which is scary

  • IUMIKE1

    Agree 100 percent

  • BaseballBuc

    If UK landed cook they would probably do what they did with eric bledsoe this year and run 2 point guards.

  • IUMIKE1

    I'm sure he is a talented kid and all but for him to make a statement like ” I have a chance to come in and play right away at IU ” is a little presumptious on his part if you ask me and kinda indirectly says where he thinks we are and where we will be in a couple of years. Which IMHO is him thinking that between now and the time he would get here that we won't be that much better than we are right now. I would like to think that by the time he would get to Btwn we would be well on our way to being a team where a new recruit cannot come in and automatically be able to take a bunch of minutes away from whoever is playing their position unless they are one of the rare instant impact players. Espicially if we sign the ones that we want the most for 2011. Like I said while I'm sure he is talented, and his stock may continue to rise, I don't think that he is one of those kind, at least not as of right now.

    I guess I fall in the keep in touch and keep an eye on him category but not have him at the top of the wish list and don't invest time in his recruitment at the expense of some of our other targets.

  • Bigjoe2389

    Agree 100%. He's a big time player and I prefer him over Patterson and Marrero.

    I think Hollowell, Harris, and Hammons all have the potential to go pro early. Obviously this is a long way off, but it's a possibility. Might be better off with Patterson and DSR, who are almost certainly 3-4 year guys.

  • millzy32

    I hope you are right and it's Crean's job to do this. It's called player development. We have the kids in place right now to be very competitive in the big ten this year. I would love to see us give teams a run in their Gyms and defend Assembly Hall and make it a place teams fear to play again. I think that can happen sooner rather than later if everyone comes in improved from last year. Eliminate those unforced turnovers this year and the team will be much improved.

  • millzy32

    We need guys that have the ability to go pro early. I don't want us just settling for four year guys just to settle. Would you pass on Isaih Thomas? Even Eric Gordon or Jeffries? We were better for having them. We need top talent and maybe just maybe a few of them will even stay a while. Look at Duke and even NC they get guys that could leave and they have such a great time and a chance to win titles that they actually stay even when they could go pro. We need an environment where the chance of winning and being a part of something special makes guys want to stay. Even if they don't stay hard to say that they would make the program worse because they wouldn't.

  • Kreigh_Smiths_Short_Shorts

    Nobody is “settling” for four year guys to the exclusion of one and done players. Seriously, what 5-star recruit who can make the jump to the NBA after his freshman year wants to come play for Indiana? CTC sells the program very well, and has lots of recruits interested, but at this point (as much as I love IU) if I were that type of player even I would look elsewhere.