Scouting Report: Jordan Hulls

  • 07/14/2008 9:30 am in

hullsj2.jpgInside the Hall got our first extended look at Bloomington South’s Jordan Hulls this past weekend at the Kentucky Hoop Fest and in our scouting report, we’ll break down the strengths and weaknesses of his game and project where he’ll fit in once he arrives in Bloomington.

Strengths: The first thing that jumps out when watching Hulls is his intelligence on the floor. He’s been well-coached and it shows as he has a knack for finding the open man and taking what the defense gives him. On Friday, he showed a quick release and a deadly shooting touch from outside. At one point, he knocked one of the nets loose and caused a slight delay in the game as the net had to be fixed. The first two games on Saturday, Hulls played more of a distributor role for the Indiana Elite One team and showed excellent court vision and the ability to go left and right with confidence. Even when he was up against talent that was physically superior, he didn’t back down from the challenge and seemed to invite contact. In the final game on Saturday, Hulls took over once again and scored 17 points to cap off an undefeated run for his team in the Kentucky Hoop Fest.

Weaknesses: The main concern for Hulls in his adjustment to the next level will be his size. Will he be able to keep up with some of the taller, quicker and stronger guards? He’s probably a shade under 6-0 and he could run into some match up problems defensively if he’s forced to give up three or four inches. Hulls admitted that improving his strength and quickness will be key to being ready to compete night in and night out in the Big Ten. His quickness seemed to be well above average and with some work in the weight room, he shouldn’t have problem putting on the mass needed to hold his own.

The Bottom Line: There is a reason that Hulls has gone from relatively unknown nationally to the No. 8 point guard nationally in 2009 by Scout.com. He’s a ball of energy on both sides of the floor and what he lacks in stature, he makes up for with intelligence and grit. He’ll give Jeremiah Rivers and Verdell Jones a run for their money to lead the Indiana attack in 2009-2010 and if he doesn’t start right away, he will certainly get his share of minutes right from the get-go.

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  • JerryCT

    Pritchard , where is Pritchard and how is he developing ?

    Rivers and Jones will have Div I college seasons to rely on makign starting very tough for Hulls. He has his work cut out for him but lets hope TC and staff can develop him into a special player for us.

    Now Pritchard. Anybody seen him play this summer ?

  • Great post Big A, I can't wait till he comes in '09. Looking forward to this season the way it is.

  • MPmike

    I have not seen anything on Pritchard this summer. It seems like he is just getting ready for the start of school.

  • B_MD

    I don't know about starting as a freshmen, who knows, but smart players will always get minutes. He seems like the kind of guy that by the time he's a junior and senior is going to be a heck of a leaders and running the show for this team.

  • Kelin Blab

    excellent post big a…..

    Here is some good news…CBS is parting ways with Billy Packer…..

  • bz

    don't let the door hit you on the way out, billy! every march i start to doubt that this day will come, but come it has!

  • msdiu81

    CBS took its time to get rid of him, but thankfully they did. Just a few years late, but I won't miss him.

  • The polls seem to be partially divided over the 3 candidates, most prefering Roger Franklin but also showing a lot of respect for Christian Watford and Steven Van Treese. hmmm

  • HoosierSmitty

    You don't need to be tall to be successful in college. If he has the skills, which it appears he does, I think Hulls will be just fine.

  • jgongora86

    He was a jerk poop face.

  • woodpecker

    Very nice post Big A, I'm am so exicited for the future of IU basketball.

  • Kelin Blab

    I have seen Van Treese a lot and his ranking is a result of playing with Oden and being a frosh on varsity……He is an ok player, I hate to say it but I would give him a slight edge over taber. There are at least 3 players on his team better than he is…if we got him fine…ok….Indiana kid is cool but if not, I would not care one bit…

  • woodpecker

    Very nice post Big A, I'm am so exicited for the future of IU basketball.

  • Kelin Blab

    I have seen Van Treese a lot and his ranking is a result of playing with Oden and being a frosh on varsity……He is an ok player, I hate to say it but I would give him a slight edge over taber. There are at least 3 players on his team better than he is…if we got him fine…ok….Indiana kid is cool but if not, I would not care one bit…