Jeremy Hollowell Biography
Jeremy Hollowell is an American professional basketball player who was born in Cleveland, Ohio who played for Indiana University as a small forward between 2012 and 2014 and later for Georgia State for 2015-2017. He was recruited by Tom Crean and has played professionally for the Erie BayHawks, Rayos de Hermosillo and Ironi Nes Ziona.
- Name: Jeremy Hollowell
- Position: Small Forward
- Nationality: USA
- Age: 28 years old
- Birthday: February 25, 1994
- Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
- High School: Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, Indiana)
- Height: 6’8″ (203 cm)
- Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
- Seasons: 2 (2012-2014)
- Jersey: #33
- Education: Recreation Sports Management
- Current Profession: Professional Basketball Player
Awards and Accolades
- 2017: Second-team All-Sun Belt
- 2019: CIBACOPA Finals MVP
- 2019: CIBACOPA Champion
Jeremy Hollowell’s High School Recruiting Profile
Jeremy Hollowell attended Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis and was a highly recruited prospect from his time in high school. He played under head coach J.R. Shelt during his time in high school. He was viewed as someone who can make the game look easy and he played with extreme confidence. He played AAU basketball for Indiana Elite.
He averaged 23.9 ppg, 9 rpg, and 2 apg as a senior for Lawrence Central. He was named to the All-State team as a senior by the Associated Press and led the team to their first sectional title since 1998. He scored over 1,000 points in his career. As a result of his play, he participated in the NBPA Top 100 Camp.
He was recruited by Indiana, Purdue, Cincinnati, and Ohio State. He ultimately decided to go with Indiana and enrolled on 6/17/2012. He was recruited directly by Tom Crean.
- 247 Composite Ranking: 4-Star (0.9857)
- ESPN: 4-Star, 95 Rating (10th position, 5th state, 42 overall)
When he committed to Indiana, he was viewed as the most versatile player in his class at Indiana due to his strength and length to mix it up down low and as a rebounder, but to also take the shot to the perimeter. He was viewed as being somewhat laid back and needing to develop a more aggressive play in college to succeed.
His commitment to Indiana solidified Indiana as a top recruiting class in the country that year which included Yogi Ferrell, Ron Patterson, Hanner Perea, and Peter Jurkin.
Jeremy Hollowell’s Seasons with the Hoosiers
29-7 (14-4 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
17-15 (7-11 Big Ten)
Indiana University Career Statistics
Jeremy Hollowell’s Indiana Basketball Career
Jeremy Hollowell entered Indiana University under a great era of rebirth in Hoosier basketball. Under Tom Crean, he along with Yogi Ferrell, Hanner Perea, Peter Jurkin and Ron Patterson, became the 7th highest rated recruiting class in the nation along with a strong returning lineup of Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo. With high expectations, Indiana entered the season No. 1 overall and cruised to an easy 9-0 until falling to Butler in the Crossroads Classic. Jeremy Hollowell did not start in any games this season, but provided valuable bench minutes as he played in 33 games. He only tallied 2.8 ppg and 2.1 rpg, but figured he would receive a larger role as a sophomore with the departure of Zeller, Oladipo, and Watford.
With another top recruting class (No. 4 per ESPN), the sophomore season was viewed as a rebuilding season for Indiana. They entered the season unranked and struggled to find momentum the entirety of the season. Hollowell saw more of a role and played in 29 games with 15 starts. However, he only averaged 5.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg. His game-high came off the bench against Evansville which was 18 points.
After struggling himself, he decided to transfer from Indiana University at the conclusion of his sophomore season. He was granted his release to transfer from Indiana and ultimately decided on Georgia State over other schools that were recruiting him including Houston, Auburn, and Iowa State.
Jeremy Hollowell’s Post-Indiana Career
Jeremy Hollowell had to redshirt as a junior in 2014-2015 due to transfer regulations. The year he transferred to Georgia State, they reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament behind a big buzzer-beater shot from RJ Hunter, who was a former AAU teammate and a childhood friend of Hollowell. RJ and head coach Ron Hunter were big parts of Jeremy’s life when he was young which helped Jeremy with the transfer to Georgia State.
As a junior, he started all 30 games and led the Panthers in scoring with 14.8 ppg. He saw his ppg increase to 15.2 as a senior as his role continued to increase at Georgia State.
After graduating, he was selected in the first round of the 2017 G League Draft as the 18th pick to Erie to play for the BayHawks which is a Atlanta Hawks G League Affiliate. After a year, he signed with the Mexican team Rayos de Hermosillo in the CIBACOPA. He finished the season as the fifth best scorer with 19.5 ppg and 7.4 rpg. Their team won the CIBACOPA championship and he was named the FInals MVP during this season.
He later signed a two-year deal with Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Premier League. He appeared in 29 games with Nes Ziona and averaged 11.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2 apg. On February 13, 2020, Hollowell and Nes Ziona parted ways.
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