Emmitt Holt, who committed to Indiana last Wednesday during an official visit, is in Bloomington and enrolled in classes for the fall semester, which began on Monday. Earlier this afternoon, IU media relations confirmed the addition of Holt to the 2014-2015 roster in a press release, which you can read below: Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that Emmitt Holt, a 6-7, 225-lb power forward from Webster, N.Y. has accepted an offer of financial aid to attend IU and play basketball for the Hoosiers beginning this season. He graduated this past spring from Webster Schroeder High School where he played for coach Matt Spadoni. He averaged 19.8 points, 14.6 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game as a senior. He boasts a 7-3 wingspan and earned second team All-State honors and was a finalist for Mr. Basketball in New York. He also earned Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester team honors in 2013 and 2014. “I think Emmitt has unlimited potential, he kept getting better and better,” noted Spadoni. “He is a team player, and I think when you put him in a highly competitive environment like that it will bring even more out.” During the summer, he played in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) for Albany City Rocks and coach Jim Hart. In EYBL games, he posted averages of 11.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per contest while shooting at a 60 percent clip from the field this summer. He had originally planned to go to prep school in 2015 and was encouraged to do so by many high major programs, before Crean and his staff offered him a chance to play in the Big Ten this coming year.
Indiana confirms addition of Emmitt Holt
Inside The Hall | Aug 28