Jeremy Hollowell Archive

HD Video: Hoosiers preview trip to Champaign

Associate head coach Tim Buckley, Cody Zeller and Jeremy Hollowell met with the media on Wednesday afternoon to preview No. 1 Indiana’s Thursday showdown with Illinois in Champaign.

Watch both press conferences in the embedded media players below:

Hoosiers working to incorporate Elston, Mosquera-Perea, Hollowell

121912aiMuch of the preseason talk about Indiana centered on the team’s anticipated depth. The Hoosiers added a highly-touted freshman class to a roster full of returning veterans from last year’s Sweet 16 team.

But so far this season, No. 5 Indiana really hasn’t been that deep. Due to issues with the NCAA and an injury to senior Derek Elston, the Hoosiers are still in the process of trying to incorporate several players on their bench.

Freshman Hanner Mosquera-Perea was suspended for the first nine games, Elston missed the first 10 games after having knee surgery, and freshman Jeremy Hollowell was out for three games due to an NCAA investigation. Mosquerea-Perea and Elston have yet to get significant minutes or make major contributions through the first 14 games, and Hollowell’s minutes and contributions have been inconsistent.

In Monday’s game at Iowa, the trio combined to play only 14 minutes and none of the three scored a single point.

“We want to get this team to the point where Jeremy, Hanner, Peter [Jurkin] and Derek are a big part of that, where they get that experience [of a road win],” Indiana coach Tom Crean said Saturday. “We haven’t had a lot of that yet. We were basically a team that was playing with seven guys in that game [against Iowa], and that’s not what we wanna do moving forward.”

Even though they haven’t gotten significant time on the court, Crean said Mosquera-Perea, Hollowell and Elston have gained a good amount from the few minutes they have been out there. And with a full week in between the Big Ten opener at Iowa and Monday’s game at Penn State, they’ve had some extra practice time to learn from the things they experienced at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

“I don’t anticipate, they will [play more],” Crean said. “There’s no question about that.”

Hollowell got off to a strong start to his freshman campaign by scoring in double figures in his first two collegiate games, but he hasn’t been quite the same player since. He hasn’t scored more than seven points in his last nine games, and he’s shot better than 50 percent from the field in only one of those contests.

In his only game back after missing three games, Hollowell airballed his lone shot attempt, but did have two important blocked shots.

“When a freshman misses a day of practice or a game, it’s like missing a week,” Crean said. “When you take somebody out of three games, it makes it that much harder.”

For Elston and Mosquera-Perea, the process has been a bit slower. Elston has struggled to find his jump shot in his return from injury, and it has impacted other parts of his game on the floor. He’s just 1-of-8 from the field for four total points in four games this season. Elston has played a total of 35 minutes.

But Crean saw a lot of improvement from his senior forward in Saturday afternoon’s practice.

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Jeremy Hollowell reinstated, eligible to play at Iowa

IUNDSITH0010Earlier this afternoon, Indiana Athletics Director Fred Glass announced that IU freshman Jeremy Hollowell has been reinstated and will be eligible to play Monday afternoon as the Hoosiers open Big Ten play in Iowa City.

Here’s the complete statement from Glass:

Earlier today we were advised by the NCAA that they have accepted our self-reported secondary violation involving Jeremy Hollowell and, consistent with our proposal, immediately reinstated his eligibility. He will travel with the rest of the team to Iowa and be eligible to play in that game and all other games going forward. I would like to thank the NCAA for its assistance and responsiveness, especially during this holiday season when their office is officially closed.

I also thank Jeremy Hollowell and his mother Chandra Lockett who raised this issue and have continued to be forthright and forthcoming throughout this matter. Finally, I thank our athletic department and men’s basketball staff who worked diligently and professionally to help bring this to a positive conclusion.  I am proud of how Indiana University has handled this situation. We will release the details of this matter later this week. Until then we will have no further comment.

Hollowell has appeared in 10 games this season and has averaged 5.7 points and 3.0 rebounds.

He last played in the Hoosiers’ 88-86 overtime loss to Butler on Dec. 15.

Indiana releases statement on Jeremy Hollowell’s status

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Prior to tonight’s game against Jacksonville at Assembly Hall, Indiana released the following statement on freshman guard/forward Jeremy Hollowell.

“As he has for the last two games, Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass has directed the men’s basketball program to withhold Jeremy Hollowell from  tonight’s game pending resolution of NCAA compliance issues. While stating that it is premature to discuss these issues in any detail, Glass stated that they do not involve any improper actions or inactions by the institution or its men’s basketball program.

Glass further stated that Jeremy and his family are actually the ones to initially raise these issues, that Jeremy has continued to fully cooperated in this matter, and that in Glass’s opinion Jeremy appears to be a victim–not a perpetrator–in this matter. Glass expressed his appreciation to the NCAA for its assistance and cooperation and his optimism that these issues will soon be resolved. Until then, neither he nor anyone else at IU will have any further comment.”

Hollowell is averaging 5.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game this season. He last played in the Hoosiers’ 88-86 overtime loss to Butler on Dec. 15.

Notebook: Hollowell remains out with ‘personal and private matter’

122112aFreshman forward Jeremy Hollowell missed his second consecutive game Friday night due to what Indiana coach Tom Crean said was a “personal and private matter.” Unlike Wednesday night, Hollowell wasn’t even in uniform for Friday’s game against Florida Atlantic. He sat on the bench in sweats.

Following No. 6 Indiana’s 88-52 victory over the Owls, Crean opened his postgame press conference with a prepared statement about Hollowell.

“Jeremy is dealing with a personal and private matter that is in no way related to academic, behavior or disciplinary issues,” Crean said. “He has our full support as we look for a quick resolution, and out of respect for he and his family, we will not discuss it any further.”

Hollowell is averaging 5.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game this season. He last played in the Hoosiers’ 88-86 overtime loss to Butler on Dec. 15.

Perea getting more comfortable, Jurkin plays

While fellow freshman Hollowell sits out, Hanner Mosquera-Perea continues to get more and more comfortable on the floor for the Hoosiers.

Perea was suspended for the first nine games of the season, and he is clearly still a work in progress. But in his third appearance of the season against Florida Atlantic, Perea showed several positive signs.

The 6-foot-8 forward had four points, 10 rebounds, an assist and two blocked shots in 14 minutes.

“That was the quickest 10 rebounds I’ve ever seen,” sophomore Cody Zeller said. “That’s what he does. He’s good at that.”

Perea did have three turnovers, caused mostly by his inability to grab or hold onto the ball on a couple of occasions. On one play, Perea was wide open under the basket and the Assembly Hall crowd began to anticipate an electric dunk. But Perea failed to look the ball into his hands and dropped it.

“I already knew what kind of dunk I was going to do,” Perea admitted after the game.

Added Crean: “I thought he played well. We reminded him that you actually have to catch it before you dunk it because I think he had a couple SportsCenter plays in mind before he caught the ball. But he’ll be fine. He’s still feeling his way through things.”

Perea did throw down one emphatic dunk in the first half — his first of the season — in a pick-and-roll with Christian Watford. His other basket came in a tip-in shortly thereafter.

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Elston returns, Hollowell, Jurkin sit out

121912aiSenior forward Derek Elston played for the first time this season in No. 6 Indiana’s 93-54 victory against Mount St. Mary’s on Wednesday night, but freshmen Jeremy Hollowell and Peter Jurkin failed to get off the bench.

Hollowell had been part of the Hoosiers’ regular rotation through the first 10 games, and he was in uniform and warmed up with the Hoosiers prior to the game against the Mountaineers. And Jurkin, who was suspended for the first nine games of the season and didn’t get off the bench on Saturday against Butler, also didn’t play on Wednesday despite the Hoosiers’ large lead.

Afterward, Indiana coach Tom Crean didn’t offer much in the way of a concrete explanation.

In his opening statement, Crean said: “We dealt with a multitude of situations with staff and players, whether it be an injury or a sickness.”

He went on to mention that athletic trainer Tim Garl had been sick all day and some of the staff had been as well. But he never said definitively why Hollowell or Jurkin did not play despite repeated inquiries.

When asked if Hollowell was sick as well, Crean said:  “Yeah. We just had a multitude of things we dealt with and we played the guys that were there to play for us and help us.”

And then when asked specifically about Jurkin, Crean continued to be vague: “I went with the guys that I played. That’s who I went with.”

Elston, meanwhile, returned to the floor ahead of schedule. The Tipton native had knee surgery prior to the start of the season, and the team had targeted a return shortly after Christmas.

But Elston worked hard in his rehabilitation, practiced lightly over the last few days, and got on the floor for nine minutes against Mount St. Mary’s. Elston made his only field goal attempt, scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds to go along with a blocked shot.

Elston received a standing ovation from the Assembly Hall crowd when he entered the game in the first half.

“It felt great to get back out there again,” Elston said. “You can only go through so many practices without it actually hitting you that you want to get out there, get in front of the crowd and see what you can do.

“The standing ovation, that just shows that these people really haven’t forgotten about me. It shows that maybe I do [matter] to this program. Sometimes when you get hurt like that and you’re out so long, you feel like people kind of forget about you. Sometimes, inside of any player, especially me, I feel like people just don’t remember you. But when I go out there and I get that, that standing ovation, it makes me feel special.”

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HD Video: Oladipo, Hollowell, Abell react to win over Coppin State

Victor Oladipo (14 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals), Jeremy Hollowell (seven points) and Remy Abell (10 points, three assists) met with the media following Indiana’s 87-51 win over Coppin State on Saturday at Assembly Hall.

Watch and listen to the press conference in the embedded media player below:

Quotes after the jump.

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