Thursday, May 8, 2008
Holman Transfers to Detroit
Former Indiana freshman center Eli Holman has announced that he is transferring to Detroit-Mercy. He left the Hoosiers last week after an incident in coach Tom Crean's office in which campus police were called. Holman will be reunited with former Indiana assistant Ray McCallum, who was hired by Detroit shortly after Crean's arrival last month. Crean is not happy with the way Holman left the Hoosiers and enrolled at Detroit just a week later. "We were led to believe that this was a family decision and that he wanted to get closer to home, but now it doesn't look like that's the way it's going to turn out," Crean said. "I don't think there's any doubt that there was a certain amount of orchestrating going on. It's disappointing, very disappointing, on a lot of fronts." Holman averaged just 1.0 point and 1.7 rebounds in six games last season, before injuring his left wrist and taking a medical redshirt. However, with his departure, the Hoosiers are left with just seven scholarship players for next season.