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Report: Indiana transfer Jeremy Hollowell headed to Georgia State

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Indiana transfer Jeremy Hollowell has committed to Georgia State, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com.

Hollowell averaged 5.7 points and 3.5 boards as a sophomore with the Hoosiers, but he saw his minutes decline down the stretch of the season after getting taken out of the starting lineup.

Hollowell was a top 50 recruit coming out of high school, but he never could quite figure out his role in Tom Crean’s system.

Georgia State has become a hub for transfers in recent seasons. Part of the reason they were able to storm through the Sun Belt this past season was the addition of Ryan Harrow from Kentucky, who was eligible immediately. Louisville transfer Kevin Ware has already committed to the Panthers as well. They likely will never take the court together during a game, but that means that Georgia State will have players from Kentucky, Louisville and Indiana on their roster next season. I hope old rivalries die easy.

It’s also worth noting that none of those three transfers will be the best player on the GSU roster. Sophomore R.J. Hunter, head coach Ron Hunter’s son, is the star of that team.

Hollowell will have to redshirt a season, but he has two years of eligibility remaining.

Austin Etherington, Jeremy Hollowell to transfer out of Indiana

Ohio State v Indiana

It didn’t take long for the roster turnover at Indiana to start.

Late Sunday night, it was star freshman Noah Vonleh announcing that he would be heading off to the NBA. On Monday afternoon, it was Austin Etherington and Jeremy Hollowell announcing that they would be transferring out of the program.

Etherington was a role player that saw limited minutes off the bench in his time with the Hoosiers. He will graduate at the end of the semester, meaning that he will be able to transfer and play immediately according to the graduate transfer exception.

Hollowell was a top 50 small forward coming out of Indianapolis in the Class of 2012, but he never seemed to get himself into the good graces of the coaching staff. He started 15 games early in his sophomore season, but was relegated to a reserve role by the end of the season. He averaged 4.2 points in 2013-2014.

Indiana also lost Luke Fischer to a transfer in December. The freshman center made the decision to leave and has since enrolled at Marquette.

The key for the Hoosiers now is to await the fate of Yogi Ferrell. Will he be heading to the NBA next season? If he does leave school, Indiana might be in full-on rebuilding mode next season.

What happened to ‘The Movement’?

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Indiana’s 2012 recruiting class was supposed to be a special group. The quintet, which included Yogi Ferrell, Ron Patterson, Peter Jurkin, Hanner Mosquera-Perea, and Jeremy Hollowell, had been dubbed ‘The Movement’ by Patterson, and coach Tom Crean’s remarks upon receiving their letters of intent confirmed the group’s significance: “We believe this is a class that has an opportunity to develop into a very special group … who [will] bring explosiveness and energy immediately to the program.”

Other than Ferrell, however, it is still debatable whether the other three will positively contribute to the Hoosiers’ stat sheet (Patterson failed to meet Indiana’s enrollment requirements, enrolled at Brewster Academy for a year, and now dots Syracuse’s roster). Due to various injuries, Jurkin has barely stepped onto the court, playing just eighteen minutes in his IU career, and following his arrest this weekend on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Mosquera-Perea has been suspended indefinitely. Hollowell has shown flashes — he has upped both his offensive efficiency rating and attempted shots percentage as a sophomore — but the 6-foot-8 forward hasn’t played twenty or more minutes since early January.

On Monday, Crean took to the airwaves (specifically his weekly radio show) and was asked whether the 2012 class is a disappointment. According to a recap from InsidetheHall.com, Crean mentioned the group was not saddled with “unrealistic expectations” by the IU coaching staff, but he did note that Hollowell has “not played to the level of his abilities“.

The silver lining, of course, is Ferrell. The guard has quietly turned in an outstanding sophomore performance, and one could make a case that Ferrell is underrated nationally. Ferrell has noticeably tightened his handle, and despite the Hoosiers’ three-game losing streak, Ferrell become a frequent presence at the free throw strip, posting a free throw rate of 46 percent.

It was likely unfair to assume ‘The Movement’ would lead the program to its first title in over 25 years, but it is also worth noting that the group simply hasn’t progressed to the level their recruiting rankings suggested. Only three other Big Ten squads depend on their bench more than Indiana, and the sophomores’ slow growth has largely contributed to Crean’s reliance on his frosh. Noah Vonley, Troy Williams, and Stanford Robinson might seen significant minutes because of IU’s lack of upperclassmen, but one has to wonder if they would have used as much if the majority of ‘The Movement’ could have been effective on the court.