Recently-dismissed IU players Armon Bassett, a junior next season, and Jamarcus Ellis, a senior, wouldn’t speak with me just a few minutes ago about Indiana’s decision to hire Tom Crean as their next basketball coach.
Both were joined by (former?) teammates DeAndre Thomas, Jordan Crawford and Brandon McGee for some pick-up basketball at the HPER on IU’s campus. Former IU player A.J. Ratliff was also playing, and freshman Eli Holman arrived near the end of their scrimmage.
Holman did say that he hadn’t spoken with anyone at IU (or Crean, for that matter) about the hire and there hasn’t been a team meeting of any sort. He’s planning to go home to Richmond, Calif. this Friday, discuss his options with his family, then decide on his future at Indiana by Wednesday.
“I’ll give anyone a chance,” Holman said.
Ratliff said he didn’t know what the future will hold for Ellis and Bassett.