Holman Headed To Big Ten

Elijah Holman, a late blooming but talented center prospect, put an end to his recruitment and is headed east to a national power. Scout.com's No. 82 prospect will play in the Big Ten.

There's a buzz around Bloomington this weekend and now for more reasons than just the presence of No. 2 Eric Gordon and No. 6 Derrick Rose who are on unofficials to Indiana.

On Saturday afternoon, No. 82 Elijah Holman, a 6-foot-9 center out of Richmond (Calif.) High committed to the Hoosiers after hearing from Oregon State, Miami, SMU and Marquette.

"The long tradition at Indiana sold him," Richmond assistant coach Lonnie Coleman told Scout.com. "He really likes the staff and they showed him they had his best interests at heart. Plus (the state of) Indiana loves basketball and you know it's a big time basketball state."

Holman rose up charts this summer and he showed well as a defensive minded center with a burgeoning post game. He attended Indiana's elite camp last month.

Holman has yet to take the SAT so an official visit won't come until later in the fall. His high school coach said there is a plan in place for him to qualify and feels confident the late blooming center will get it done in the classroom.

"He's in line to qualify," Coleman said. "By the time he graduates he'll have all his core units and he's studying hard for the SAT."

In committing to Indiana, Holman became the 3rd prospect to pick the Hoosiers thus far. He joins junior college guard Jamarcus Ellis and Top 100 forward Brandon McGee.

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