Indy Sophomore Jeremy Hollowell Visits Illini

The Big 10 may be the dominant basketball conference this season. That strength should continue into the future as the level of upcoming Midwest talent is exceptional. The states of Illinois and Indiana are loaded in the 2011-2013 classes. Two of many top Indiana high school players visited Illinois Saturday. One was rising star Jeremy Hollowell.

Jeremy Hollowell is a sophomore at Indianapolis Lawrence Central. He burst on the scene playing with the Spiece Indy All-Stars AAU team last summer and is receiving interest from many top schools. He enjoyed his visit to the Illinois campus last Sunday to watch the exhibition game with Quincy University.

"I really like the campus. This is my first time to visit. We went around to the whole campus, and we talked to the academic people."

Hollowell is a tall combo guard with excellent shooting touch.

"I'm 6'-7", and I'm still growing. My knees have been hurting lately."

With his size and skill, he has numerous options on the court.

"I can shoot and dribble. I can post up too. If the man guarding me is small, I post him up. If not, I'm out on the wing."

Hollowell sounds like a hard worker. If he improves the areas he describes, he will be one of the nation's top recruits by his senior year.

"I want to get bigger and stronger, more explosive and faster."

He lists several top schools who have shown early interest in him.

"Ohio State, Tennessee, Xavier, IU, Iowa, Cincinnati, Illinois. My brother goes to Eastern Illinois."

Illinois is his fifth unofficial visit besides visiting his brother in Charleston.

"I've been on four other visits so far. I've been to Ohio State, IU, Xavier and Cincinnati."

Playing with good friend and talented baller Ron Patterson this summer, the All-Stars 15 and Under team was highly successful.

"We won a lot. We won all our tournaments in July."

Hollowell also believes his high school team will be good this year, but it should be even better in the future as there are few upperclassmen. Sophomore teammate Jared Drew visited Illinois last week.

"Yeah. We're gonna be fast, playing up and down, running a lot. But we're pretty young though."

Jay Price is the Illinois assistant who is Hollowell's primary recruiter.

"He's a real good guy. He's been to my school alot. He was here last Wednesday, watching my morning workout."

Illini Inquirer Top Stories