Getting to know Jeremy Hollowell

  • 09/08/2011 11:29 am in

Early last month, we debuted our “getting to know” feature to learn more about Indiana’s verbal commitments outside of the basketball world.

We continue with our next installment of the feature today with 2012 Lawrence Central forward Jeremy Hollowell.

What would you on a day without any basketball obligations?

“Just chill and relax with my cousins and my family. I’d play some video games and really just chill out.”

What’s your favorite video game to play?

“I can’t be beat at NBA 2k11.”

What team do you use?

“Oklahoma City, I like to use Kevin Durant.”

Who are some of your favorite musical artists?

“Yung Tone, Lil’ Boosie, Rick Ross, Drake, Lil’ Wayne and Webbie.”

What are some of your favorite TV shows?

“Everybody Hates Chris and My Wife and Kids. I watch some reality TV shows, but I really don’t watch that much TV other than basketball stuff. ”

What is your favorite movie ever?

“Friday.”

If you couldn’t play basketball, what sport or activity would you do instead?

“For a sport I would pick football, but I would want to be a rapper if I couldn’t be a basketball player.”

Who is the best player you’ve ever had to defend?

“Shabazz Muhammad. He’s really active and he’s always moving around on the court.”

Who is the best player you’ve ever teamed up with?

“Ronnie Johnson.”

If Jeremy Hollowell isn’t the best player in the state of Indiana’s 2012 class, then who is?

“Gary Harris.”

If you had to form a team using yourself and four other players, who would you pick?

“Me, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant.”

Who is someone you look up to?

“My favorite basketball player is Kevin Durant, but I also look up to Yung Tone because he’s a successful rapper from the same neighborhood I grew up in. That shows you that anyone can be successful.”

What is the best piece of advice someone has ever given you?

“To work hard and realize that anything is possible. Everyone had to start from somewhere and work towards their dreams. I get that from music, and my grandpa and my dad told me that. I tell myself that all the time.”

What advice would you give to a high profile basketball player who is younger than you?

“I’d just tell him to work hard, stay focused, stay dedicated, keep your priorities straight and focus on reaching your goals.”

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  • Banner#6

    Come on Jeremy…how is Ronnie Johnson better than Yogi? No way! Someone needs to explain to Jeremy that this is a rivalry and we HATE Purdue and they hate us! Even if you believe that you should never say it! I don’t see any way that Johnson can be better than Yogi….if he is, genus tougher than hell because I have seen Yogi play several times and he is pretty damn good in my opinion!

  • I wish I would’ve seen “(laughs)” after that quote about Ronnie.  Gag.

  • I wish I would’ve seen “(laughs)” after that quote about Ronnie.  Gag.

  • MillaRed

    The kid was asked a question and he answered it honestly. What’s the problem?

  • MillaRed

    The kid was asked a question and he answered it honestly. What’s the problem?

  • MillaRed

    The kid was asked a question and he answered it honestly. What’s the problem?

  • Casey B.

    Let’s relax. Let’s just relax.

  • Casey B.

    Let’s relax. Let’s just relax.

  • IUeconAlum

    Hollowell is a beast.

  • IUeconAlum

    Hollowell is a beast.

  • IUeconAlum

    Hollowell is a beast.

  • IUeconAlum

    Hollowell is a beast.

  • IUeconAlum

    Hollowell is a beast.

  • IUeconAlum

    Hollowell is a beast.

  • IUeconAlum

    Hollowell is a beast.

  • IUeconAlum

    Hollowell is a beast.

  • IUeconAlum

    Hollowell is a beast.

  • IUeconAlum

    Hollowell is a beast.

  • Way too much is being made out of this. Joe asked him a question, he gave his answer and that’s it. He played AAU with Ronnie Johnson for a couple of years, he’s close friends with him and that’s his opinion. It shouldn’t be questioned or ripped apart because you don’t like the answer.

  • Way too much is being made out of this. Joe asked him a question, he gave his answer and that’s it. He played AAU with Ronnie Johnson for a couple of years, he’s close friends with him and that’s his opinion. It shouldn’t be questioned or ripped apart because you don’t like the answer.

  • Anonymous

    I agree.  with Alex.  Its just a random interview.  I am sure he has played with better than Yogi or Ronnie.  Its likely a reflection of his relationship he had with someone, which is completely different.

  • Anonymous

    I agree.  with Alex.  Its just a random interview.  I am sure he has played with better than Yogi or Ronnie.  Its likely a reflection of his relationship he had with someone, which is completely different.

  • HoosierDadE

    I like the Kobe tights in the pic

  • HoosierDadE

    I like the Kobe tights in the pic

  • If I may, as a Purdue fan and blogger with no wish whatsoever to start a flame war, I did smile a bit when I read this. But something’s being lost here, and that is rivalries in this day and age exist almost entirely within the hearts of each fan base, and that “hatred” (I use quotes intentionally) is not necessarily shared by the participants themselves. Both Purdue and IU have squads composed almost entirely of kids from Indiana. That means that these kids in many cases have grown up together; played on the same AAU / All-Star teams, hang out together, and even go to the same school (e.g. Perea, Simpson and Davis). The animosity just isn’t there. Hell, even Crean and Painter are friends. Is Yogi pissed? I doubt it, b/c I’m sure he’s friends with Ronnie too. Yeah you might have the occasional dust up (like DJ v. Kramer or Hulls and Barlow) but that’s the extent of it. So it was funny to read as a Purdue fan, but you really can’t read anything more into it at all, and it’s really not worth getting worked up about.

  • If I may, as a Purdue fan and blogger with no wish whatsoever to start a flame war, I did smile a bit when I read this. But something’s being lost here, and that is rivalries in this day and age exist almost entirely within the hearts of each fan base, and that “hatred” (I use quotes intentionally) is not necessarily shared by the participants themselves. Both Purdue and IU have squads composed almost entirely of kids from Indiana. That means that these kids in many cases have grown up together; played on the same AAU / All-Star teams, hang out together, and even go to the same school (e.g. Perea, Simpson and Davis). The animosity just isn’t there. Hell, even Crean and Painter are friends. Is Yogi pissed? I doubt it, b/c I’m sure he’s friends with Ronnie too. Yeah you might have the occasional dust up (like DJ v. Kramer or Hulls and Barlow) but that’s the extent of it. So it was funny to read as a Purdue fan, but you really can’t read anything more into it at all, and it’s really not worth getting worked up about.

  • If I may, as a Purdue fan and blogger with no wish whatsoever to start a flame war, I did smile a bit when I read this. But something’s being lost here, and that is rivalries in this day and age exist almost entirely within the hearts of each fan base, and that “hatred” (I use quotes intentionally) is not necessarily shared by the participants themselves. Both Purdue and IU have squads composed almost entirely of kids from Indiana. That means that these kids in many cases have grown up together; played on the same AAU / All-Star teams, hang out together, and even go to the same school (e.g. Perea, Simpson and Davis). The animosity just isn’t there. Hell, even Crean and Painter are friends. Is Yogi pissed? I doubt it, b/c I’m sure he’s friends with Ronnie too. Yeah you might have the occasional dust up (like DJ v. Kramer or Hulls and Barlow) but that’s the extent of it. So it was funny to read as a Purdue fan, but you really can’t read anything more into it at all, and it’s really not worth getting worked up about.

  • If I may, as a Purdue fan and blogger with no wish whatsoever to start a flame war, I did smile a bit when I read this. But something’s being lost here, and that is rivalries in this day and age exist almost entirely within the hearts of each fan base, and that “hatred” (I use quotes intentionally) is not necessarily shared by the participants themselves. Both Purdue and IU have squads composed almost entirely of kids from Indiana. That means that these kids in many cases have grown up together; played on the same AAU / All-Star teams, hang out together, and even go to the same school (e.g. Perea, Simpson and Davis). The animosity just isn’t there. Hell, even Crean and Painter are friends. Is Yogi pissed? I doubt it, b/c I’m sure he’s friends with Ronnie too. Yeah you might have the occasional dust up (like DJ v. Kramer or Hulls and Barlow) but that’s the extent of it. So it was funny to read as a Purdue fan, but you really can’t read anything more into it at all, and it’s really not worth getting worked up about.

  • If I may, as a Purdue fan and blogger with no wish whatsoever to start a flame war, I did smile a bit when I read this. But something’s being lost here, and that is rivalries in this day and age exist almost entirely within the hearts of each fan base, and that “hatred” (I use quotes intentionally) is not necessarily shared by the participants themselves. Both Purdue and IU have squads composed almost entirely of kids from Indiana. That means that these kids in many cases have grown up together; played on the same AAU / All-Star teams, hang out together, and even go to the same school (e.g. Perea, Simpson and Davis). The animosity just isn’t there. Hell, even Crean and Painter are friends. Is Yogi pissed? I doubt it, b/c I’m sure he’s friends with Ronnie too. Yeah you might have the occasional dust up (like DJ v. Kramer or Hulls and Barlow) but that’s the extent of it. So it was funny to read as a Purdue fan, but you really can’t read anything more into it at all, and it’s really not worth getting worked up about.

  • Kelin Blab

    Kevin Durant is a good role model to pattern your game after and his commitment to OKC is a good thing. Good choice JH

  • Anonymous

    Hank, that reminds me of a near fight between fans at my alma mater.  We were hosting our biggest rival and one of our football players walked to the edge of court at half time to talk trash to one of their FB players.  Other people in the crowd jumped in and almost started a fight, not knowing the original guys were brothers just messing with each other.

    While they were clearing the court, my teammates and I were hanging out with our rivals in the concourse.  Several of us had friends and HS/AAU teammates on the other team.  

    Doesn’t mean their isn’t emotion though.  Like playing your little brother, you’ll do anything not to lose.

  • Anonymous

    Hank, that reminds me of a near fight between fans at my alma mater.  We were hosting our biggest rival and one of our football players walked to the edge of court at half time to talk trash to one of their FB players.  Other people in the crowd jumped in and almost started a fight, not knowing the original guys were brothers just messing with each other.

    While they were clearing the court, my teammates and I were hanging out with our rivals in the concourse.  Several of us had friends and HS/AAU teammates on the other team.  

    Doesn’t mean their isn’t emotion though.  Like playing your little brother, you’ll do anything not to lose.

  • Anonymous

    Hank, that reminds me of a near fight between fans at my alma mater.  We were hosting our biggest rival and one of our football players walked to the edge of court at half time to talk trash to one of their FB players.  Other people in the crowd jumped in and almost started a fight, not knowing the original guys were brothers just messing with each other.

    While they were clearing the court, my teammates and I were hanging out with our rivals in the concourse.  Several of us had friends and HS/AAU teammates on the other team.  

    Doesn’t mean their isn’t emotion though.  Like playing your little brother, you’ll do anything not to lose.

  • Anonymous

    Hank, that reminds me of a near fight between fans at my alma mater.  We were hosting our biggest rival and one of our football players walked to the edge of court at half time to talk trash to one of their FB players.  Other people in the crowd jumped in and almost started a fight, not knowing the original guys were brothers just messing with each other.

    While they were clearing the court, my teammates and I were hanging out with our rivals in the concourse.  Several of us had friends and HS/AAU teammates on the other team.  

    Doesn’t mean their isn’t emotion though.  Like playing your little brother, you’ll do anything not to lose.

  • Anonymous

    Hank, that reminds me of a near fight between fans at my alma mater.  We were hosting our biggest rival and one of our football players walked to the edge of court at half time to talk trash to one of their FB players.  Other people in the crowd jumped in and almost started a fight, not knowing the original guys were brothers just messing with each other.

    While they were clearing the court, my teammates and I were hanging out with our rivals in the concourse.  Several of us had friends and HS/AAU teammates on the other team.  

    Doesn’t mean their isn’t emotion though.  Like playing your little brother, you’ll do anything not to lose.

  • Anonymous

    Hank, that reminds me of a near fight between fans at my alma mater.  We were hosting our biggest rival and one of our football players walked to the edge of court at half time to talk trash to one of their FB players.  Other people in the crowd jumped in and almost started a fight, not knowing the original guys were brothers just messing with each other.

    While they were clearing the court, my teammates and I were hanging out with our rivals in the concourse.  Several of us had friends and HS/AAU teammates on the other team.  

    Doesn’t mean their isn’t emotion though.  Like playing your little brother, you’ll do anything not to lose.

  • Anonymous

    Hank, that reminds me of a near fight between fans at my alma mater.  We were hosting our biggest rival and one of our football players walked to the edge of court at half time to talk trash to one of their FB players.  Other people in the crowd jumped in and almost started a fight, not knowing the original guys were brothers just messing with each other.

    While they were clearing the court, my teammates and I were hanging out with our rivals in the concourse.  Several of us had friends and HS/AAU teammates on the other team.  

    Doesn’t mean their isn’t emotion though.  Like playing your little brother, you’ll do anything not to lose.