Providence lands former Hoosier Holt


Former Indiana player Emmitt Holt has committed to join Ed Cooley’s program at Providence, according to multiple reports.

Holt spent last season at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Ia. He left the Hoosier program last August after a series of high-profile off-the-court incidents. During his freshman season, Holt was cited for illegal consumption of alcohol and operating under the influence of alcohol under the age of 21 after an incident in which the car he was driving hit teammate Devin Davis. Last August, he was cited for underage possession of alcohol and dismissed from the program. Davis, who suffered a serious head injury in the accident, recently committed to Houston after spending a year at junior college.

Holt averaged 11.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 69.5 percent shooting last year for Indian Hills, which finished the season ranked sixth in the NJCAA Division I poll.

The 6-foot-8 forward will give the Friars frontcourt depth, which will be especially important if Ben Bentil decides to remain in the NBA draft after entering his name and not initially signing with an agent. Otherwise, Providence is slated to return all but All-American Kris Dunn from last year’s 24-11 tournament team.