BREAKING NEWS: Holloway headed to prep school

Chapel Hill, NC -- 2005 Louisville signee Clarence Holloway talked about his decision to attend prep school next fall Saturday morning at the Tournament of Champions. So what next for Holloway? Does he plan to resign with U of L or open his recruitment?

Clarence Holloway won't attend the University of Louisville next fall because of academic reasons. Instead, the 7-footer from Chicago, Illinois will head to prep school for another year of seasoning.

"I'm going to prep school next year to work on my game, and because I didn't get my test scores," Holloway, who is playing this weekend with Blessed IJN at the Tournament of Champions, said after his team's 61-60 loss Saturday afternoon at the Dean E. Smith Center.

Asked if he knew which prep school he'd head to next fall, Holloway admitted uncertainty. "I don't know yet," he said.

U of L's first commit in 2005,
Clarence Holloway, will attend
prep school in the fall.

And while Holloway claims he won't re-open his recruitment and consider other schools even though he'll head to prep school instead of Louisville next fall, sources close to the Blessed IJN AAU program aren't sure that will turn out to be the case.

"Louisville is still an option - a great option," said Holloway, who signed a national letter of intent to attend U of L last November. "I still want to play for Rick Pitino like I said when I was at the Derby Classic. So they're still an option."

However, Roosevelt Barnes, a close associate of the Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Blessed IJN AAU program, said Holloway's recruitment would likely re-open as a result of heading the prep school route.

"I think his recruitment will probably open back up," Barnes said.

So while Holloway won't be preparing to attend college in the fall, he nevertheless plans to keep busy.

"Right now I'm just looking for a good prep school," Holloway said. "I'm going back to Reebok (ABCD) camp, and continue playing AAU ball this summer."

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