Hoosiers Hysteria

It’s slowing starting. The first NBA games popped up on TV this week, and in a few weeks area high schools will lace up the high tops for basketball season.

Eli Holman, a senior at Richmond High School, is getting a jump on the season this week.

Holman, who verbally committed to attend Indiana University last month, will attend the Hoosiers Hysteria, (a Midnight Madness type atmosphere) to kick off the season on Friday. Holman will be sending a daily blog starting Friday about his experience.

A 6-foot-10 center, Holman missed all but four games last season after being suspended for making contact with an official but raised his stock over the summer with strong performances at the prestigious Reebok ABCD Camp in Teaneck, N.J. and the Main Event camp in Las Vegas.

Holman is expected to apply for reinstatement in early November to play his final year of high school basketball.

To read Holman’s account of the events check the East Bay Prep Sports blog at www.contracostatimes.com, starting Friday.