IU makes Emmitt Holt signing official

Emmitt Holt’s addition to the Indiana basketball program is official, according to a department release.

Holt has accepted IU’s last scholarship and will be ready for the upcoming season. We’ve looked at Holt’s commitment here and here, so let’s pass along some fresh stuff.

Quotes from IU coach Tom Crean:

“We are excited to bring Emmitt to Indiana at such a late date. We determined that we needed another quality player up front and we were able to uncover Emmitt’s potential availability. He is coming off a very impressive high school season and also an outstanding spring and summer with the Albany City Rocks. He would have been a high level recruit this coming year and we are happy to have him now.

“Emmitt has a plus 7 wingspan which he uses to rebound, score around the basket, and block and alter shots. His energy and competitiveness come to life quickly when you watch him. We are very impressed with his feet, touch and feel for the game and look forward to his ever growing development.

“Chuck Martin utilized his vast network of connections to find Emmitt and we are excited about this. Chuck brings the whole package to Indiana and has the ability to identify players and their upsides, which adds to what we are about.”