Hollowell decision coming on Thursday at 3:30

  • 03/22/2011 10:29 am in

It appears that Jeremy Hollowell has reached a decision on where he’ll play college basketball.

All that’s left now is the announcement.

And that will happen Thursday at 3:30 PM ET at Lawrence Central, according to our friend Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star.

Hollowell, rated the No. 38 player nationally in the 2012 class by ESPN.com, will choose between Cincinnati, Indiana, Ohio State and Purdue.

If Hollowell picks the Hoosiers, he would join Hanner Perea, Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, Peter Jurkin and Ron Patterson as the fifth member of IU’s 2012 class.

Jeremy Hollowell Updates:

– Indy HS Hoops Q & A: Jeremy Hollowell (March 17, 2011)
– IPSAC Midwest Challenge: Jeremy Hollowell (December 26, 2010)
– Q & A: 2012 Lawrence Central wing Jeremy Hollowell (September 19, 2010)
– Jeremy Hollowell talks Indiana, Ohio State (June 18, 2010)

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  • I just mean that “violation of team rules” must’ve been drugs or drunkenness (or weapons possession?) b/c Painter wouldn’t have suspended him for the tourney if he had simply missed a practice or been late to meetings.

  • Anonymous

    Completely agree. I expect CTC to employ an uptempo style and substitute freely, but I still think he keeps the rotation in the 9-10 player range. Once you get over that mark, it becomes a little more difficult to maintain continuity and flow, IMO.

    If you look at the 2012 roster and assume no transfers:
    PG – Hulls and Yogi
    Wings – AE, Mo, CW, Will, VO, Buss and maybe Hollowell and Harris
    Post – Zeller, Jurkin, Perea, Elston, Capo and maybe Traylor

    That is as good of a team (possibly) we have seen in Bloomington since the early 90s.

    If AE can knock down the 3 with consistency and play good D or handle the ball coming up the court, he will get some minutes. My personal belief is that it will be difficult for him to do unless we have an injury or transfer, because I currently see him as the 6th or 7th best wing on the roster in 2012.

    What a GREAT problem to have when good players like Will, AE, VO and Buss will have to compete in practice to see the floor in the games! I’m excited!

  • Anonymous

    As of right now HP cannot shoot the way Amare can, I think Hakim Warrick is what I have off the top of my head

  • RobD

    why?

  • Anonymous

    It’s what CreamandCrimson and Eastwood are saying.

  • Anonymous

    If Buss is as good as you claim he is, I am beyond thrilled. He seems to be the forgotten man in this class for whatever reason. Of course, in the ’89 class, the guy who ended up being the best player was not the most highly touted either.

  • Anonymous

    He is very good and has the attitude this team needs. Buss led a Broad Ripple team with mediocre team around him to a good season. Strong body, long arms, athletic, not afraid of contact, committed to defense. We are going to like watching him play.

  • Anonymous

    He could also be referencing the IU fans that are doubters, haters, etc. that have turned on Crean over the past season. He along with the others in the upcoming recruiting classes will prove them wrong.

  • InTheMtns

    I think you nailed it, cybergates.

    Tweet: “It just hit me how big this decision is! There are still going to be a lot of doubters,haters,etc. I am ready for it tho.”

    Context:
    I’ve decided to go to IU and it just hit me how big a decision this is because it means I’m signing up with a team that has a lot of doubters and haters. Those doubters and haters are spewing lots of venom all over the Internet and some of them will never be pleased with anything Coach Crean does. But it doesn’t scare me. I’m ready for it because we (me and all the IU players) are going to prove them wrong.

  • InTheMtns

    You are right, Millzy, it wasn’t even close. Purdue’s defensive efficiency was 7th in the nation and VCU absolutely shredded it — 94 points! Johnson, B1G Defensive Player of the Year, looked totally lost on defense all game. Purdue wasn’t really in the game after the 10 minute mark. They sort of reminded me of some of IU’s teams during Knight’s last few years — they were just going through the motions, ready for the season to be over and to go home.

  • Anonymous

    Plus, kids this age want the excitement to be there. People all over the internet are saying that he is an IU lean. His friends (Yogi and Buss) are saying they are going to get him to IU. He probably wants the ITH crew to sweat it out a little bit. When Cody chose, there were all these people saying that it was Butler and they had heard it from a church friend (as if god had told them). I am sure JH reads this blog off and on and thought that would be fun.

  • IUJeff

    Wow. I know where I will be at 3:30 tomorrow. I have my hopes up but Crean HAS to miss on someone soon doesn’t he? I hope not. This 5 plus who we have currently and after 2012, would truly be capable of greatness at IU.

  • Don’t see that happening, but you’ll know soon enough after it’s announced.

  • Anonymous

    Will ITH be holding a live blog tomorrow 3ish?

  • Anonymous

    I think that the “doubters and haters” references those who don’t believe IU is a prestigious program anymore. I have to believe that many on the AAU circuit give the IU recruits some heck over choosing a school that has finished last in the Big Ten 2 of the last 3 years.

    I think there has to be some negative feedback in that group. People who aren’t IU fans are loving the fact that IU is down right now. Seeing kids like Yogi, Buss and Hollowell choose IU makes them upset, because they know the IU we love and they hate is about to come back!

  • Anonymous

    Exactly what I meant. Nicely said.

  • RJG

    Maybe they showed class in most games, but not the one I attended in February 2010. PUke players went center court in Assembly Hall and wiped their feet on the Indiana logo, they made quite a scene of it. I may be too sensitive to things, but that classless act will be what will be on my mind the first time the Hoosiers destroy them.

  • Diesel

    I was told by someone from Cathedral High School it was a 3rd failed drug test.

  • Diesel

    I’ve seen Ron play, and I think he is a better defender than VO!

  • Diesel

    Purdont fans are really upset about it. They are mad about the spanking by VCU, saying Painter cannot make adjustments (sound familiar boys, CTC?) and now they are pissed that IU is getting another top recruit. They see the writing on the wall, or perhaps the banner on the rafter.

  • Diesel

    Very well said. Can’t wait until my sons are old enough to experience exactly what you just said. Would have loved to have taken them to Seymour last weekend if that can happen about 8 years from now!

  • Anonymous

    Ya’ll are making me want to move back to Indiana.

  • Anonymous

    here here!!

  • Kyle

    I agree with the Louisville, Kentucky thing!! I’m from that area too so i know exactly what your are talking about. It was delicious seeing Louisville lose first round of the tournament. Louisville was my second team next to IU until I went to a Louisville game in the new arena. No students to be found, drunk adults everywhere….very lame. Classless fans who think Louisville is Gods gift to earth. Really hope we play them in years to come.

  • Kyle

    I agree with the Louisville, Kentucky thing!! I’m from that area too so i know exactly what your are talking about. It was delicious seeing Louisville lose first round of the tournament. Louisville was my second team next to IU until I went to a Louisville game in the new arena. No students to be found, drunk adults everywhere….very lame. Classless fans who think Louisville is Gods gift to earth. Really hope we play them in years to come.