Change of Plans for Holloway

Bloomington, Ind. - When Terrell Holloway originally committed to IU late last month, the intention was to sign with the Hoosiers in the spring. That plan has since changed, and Holloway talked about his new plans with HoosierNation.com...

Bloomington, Ind. – Plans have changed for Terrell Holloway.

Soon after the 6-0, 180-pound point guard from Hempstead, N.Y., committed to Indiana late last month, he said the plan was to sign with the Hoosiers during the April signing period. But with the early signing period set to begin on Wednesday, Holloway said his letter of intent will be arriving in Bloomington sooner rather than later.

"Things have changed, and I think I'm going to sign early," Holloway said Tuesday night. "I don't know exactly when it's going to be, but it will be during the early signing period."

Holloway said he doesn't know exactly when he'll sign his letter of intent because he's still waiting for it to arrive. He said he had to register to receive the letter of intent, and he's now waiting for it to arrive in the mail.

Once it does, he plans to complete the paperwork and officially become a member of IU's 2008 recruiting class before the early signing period comes to a close Nov. 21.

Holloway said he's excited about the prospects of playing alongside players such as fellow '08 recruit Devin Ebanks, but the biggest thrill is a chance to play for a program with the tradition that Indiana boasts.

"As a basketball player, you want to be at the highest level possible," Holloway said. "I see Indiana as the highest level. Indiana is in the same sentence as Duke or Kansas or North Carolina. It's the best basketball possible."

Holloway is the 16th-ranked point guard in the nation according to Scout.com and a member of a four-person IU class that figures to be ranked in the top 25 or 30 in the nation. It's headlined by fellow New York product Devin Ebanks, while Holloway, Illinois shooting guard Matt Roth and Ohio power forward Tom Pritchard round out the four players who have pledged thus far.

Holloway will be coming in to man the point guard spot.

"Coach Sampson wants me to come in and be the best point guard possible," said Holloway, who is playing at Cincinnati's Harmony Prep this season. "On his teams at Oklahoma he had some great point guards, and they set the tone for their teammates. That's what he wants from me – control the team, control the game, be a coach on the floor."

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