Jordan Hulls talks about leadership role

Indiana guard Jordan Hulls was made available to the media this afternoon and there was plenty of talk about embracing a leadership role as he prepares for his junior season. Here are some quotes:

On what his focus is to improve upon between the start of classes and regular season practices::

“Just getting after it every day. Trying to go out there, get better. Not only me, but my teammates as well. Whether it’s strength training, agility, conditioning or the individual workouts, we’ve just gotta go hard every day. We’ve just gotta get better. Defense is probably going to be a huge key for us, so it’s something I’m looking forward to.”

On being more of a vocal leader with the team over the summer::

“Yeah, for sure. I’m just trying to be more vocal. In high school, I was more of a guy to lead by example. I’m not necessarily yelling at people here unless they need to be. I’m just trying to encourage everybody, get everything organized, just trying to be the leader that they want me to be here. I have some help, Verdell (Jones), the seniors are helping me out as well. But it’s just something I’ve kind of taken upon myself and been asked upon me from time to time. It’s just something as being the point guard as well is also a thing I have to be is the leader.”

On what made him decide to take on the leadership role::

“I think it was a variety of those things. Coach telling me, ‘be more vocal, be a leader.’ And I think that the team, we need to have somebody to be that guy and I’m more than willing to be that guy. Whether that’s getting on somebody or instructing workouts or whatever the case may be. That’s kind of just how it came about and I’ve always been the leader on most of the teams I’ve been on and it’s just something that I need to take control of.”

On getting on guys whether they like it or not::

“I wanna win. So I’m going to do whatever it takes to try and get more wins in the win column. Like I said, I don’t have to yell at them if they don’t need to be yelled at. It’s just something that comes. If you don’t like it, that’s too bad. That’s how we’re going to win. That’s kinda how my Dad and some of the coaches have told me like ‘hey, it’s all about winning here.’ And that’s what we need to do and being that kind of leader. We can be friends after we’re done working out, but once it’s on the field it’s all business and we need to get stuff done.”

On whether he expects to play more point guard or play off the ball as well::

“That’s for the coaches to decide. I feel like last year I played a lot of different spots. But I’m most comfortable at the point guard position having the ball in my hands. We’ll see what happens. We have a very competitive lineup, a lot of guys that can play multiple spots so that’s a big key for us. If you want to play, you’ve got to do multiple things and playing defense is definitely part of that. We’re just going to have to see.”

Thanks to Dustin Dopirak of The Herald-Times for the audio from today’s availability. You can read a full transcript from IUHoosiers.com here.

  • jaywiz

    Tell ‘em, Jordy.

  • jaywiz

    Tell ‘em, Jordy.

  • jaywiz

    Tell ‘em, Jordy.

  • Q95

    if the shoe fits…and it does.

  • Kelin Blab

    Jordy you have our permission to yell at everyone from Cody down to the walk ons….hell if folks are cheering loud enough yell at us too. There needs to be more yelling this year, tired of a IUless selection sunday.  I am also tired of doing all the yelling….for example…

    “That was a stupid shot”
    “Move dammit”
    (my favorite) “Set a friggin’ screen”
    “Not again….”
    “Guard somebody, anybody”
    “Why is he on the court?”
    “Jordan shoot everytime down, screw everyone else” (I yelled this alot at the illanoy game)

    So Jordy YELL all you want….

  • Kelin Blab

    Jordy you have our permission to yell at everyone from Cody down to the walk ons….hell if folks are cheering loud enough yell at us too. There needs to be more yelling this year, tired of a IUless selection sunday.  I am also tired of doing all the yelling….for example…

    “That was a stupid shot”
    “Move dammit”
    (my favorite) “Set a friggin’ screen”
    “Not again….”
    “Guard somebody, anybody”
    “Why is he on the court?”
    “Jordan shoot everytime down, screw everyone else” (I yelled this alot at the illanoy game)

    So Jordy YELL all you want….

  • Kelin Blab

    Jordy you have our permission to yell at everyone from Cody down to the walk ons….hell if folks are cheering loud enough yell at us too. There needs to be more yelling this year, tired of a IUless selection sunday.  I am also tired of doing all the yelling….for example…

    “That was a stupid shot”
    “Move dammit”
    (my favorite) “Set a friggin’ screen”
    “Not again….”
    “Guard somebody, anybody”
    “Why is he on the court?”
    “Jordan shoot everytime down, screw everyone else” (I yelled this alot at the illanoy game)

    So Jordy YELL all you want….

  • Kelin Blab

    Jordy you have our permission to yell at everyone from Cody down to the walk ons….hell if folks are cheering loud enough yell at us too. There needs to be more yelling this year, tired of a IUless selection sunday.  I am also tired of doing all the yelling….for example…

    “That was a stupid shot”
    “Move dammit”
    (my favorite) “Set a friggin’ screen”
    “Not again….”
    “Guard somebody, anybody”
    “Why is he on the court?”
    “Jordan shoot everytime down, screw everyone else” (I yelled this alot at the illanoy game)

    So Jordy YELL all you want….

  • Hanginabannerin13

    I like the haircut.  Works on the basketball court as well as the disco.

  • Hanginabannerin13

    I like the haircut.  Works on the basketball court as well as the disco.

  • IUinNap

    Kid will be successful whatever he does after college book it. Lot of organizations looking to add people with that leadership trait. It’s not something you are born with it’s just something that you develop if put in the right situations. I’m betting we see his leadership pay off this year in a big way. Also guarantee he rips at least one guy a game for something especially early.

  • IUinNap

    Kid will be successful whatever he does after college book it. Lot of organizations looking to add people with that leadership trait. It’s not something you are born with it’s just something that you develop if put in the right situations. I’m betting we see his leadership pay off this year in a big way. Also guarantee he rips at least one guy a game for something especially early.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFZPXFBTEEQBATD3SQHHTG6INM Mike

    Has anyone heard anything about the progress of Creek?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFZPXFBTEEQBATD3SQHHTG6INM Mike

    Has anyone heard anything about the progress of Creek?

  • Kelin Blab

    Heard nothing whatsoeva….would like to know something….refusing to become a twitter follower

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I heard someone say the other day that we may be surprised by Mo Creek.  But does that mean we’ll be surprised that he’s still in a cast and redshirting or does it mean that we’ll be surprised because he’s the old Mo Creek.  At this point it’s all just speculation and conjectures.  I’d like to hear something definitive!!!

  • Anonymous

    I defy ANYONE to find ANYTHING negative about this. This is one of those things that means so much and is sooooo important, but isn’t something that will ever show up on the stat sheet and has been missing at IU during the Crean era up until now. Where we will see the results of this is not the stat sheet but in the win / lose column. Still yet another brick in the laying of the new foundation of IU bball’s return to the top.

  • Anonymous

    I defy ANYONE to find ANYTHING negative about this. This is one of those things that means so much and is sooooo important, but isn’t something that will ever show up on the stat sheet and has been missing at IU during the Crean era up until now. Where we will see the results of this is not the stat sheet but in the win / lose column. Still yet another brick in the laying of the new foundation of IU bball’s return to the top.

  • marcusgresham

    Have classes started yet and are the 3 freshmen in them?  I have a strong desire to see that “Recruiting” box to the right of the page eliminate the 2011 spot with “(signed LOI)” go away and just see those names on the roster. 

  • marcusgresham

    Have classes started yet and are the 3 freshmen in them?  I have a strong desire to see that “Recruiting” box to the right of the page eliminate the 2011 spot with “(signed LOI)” go away and just see those names on the roster. 

  • marcusgresham

    Have classes started yet and are the 3 freshmen in them?  I have a strong desire to see that “Recruiting” box to the right of the page eliminate the 2011 spot with “(signed LOI)” go away and just see those names on the roster. 

  • marcusgresham

    Have classes started yet and are the 3 freshmen in them?  I have a strong desire to see that “Recruiting” box to the right of the page eliminate the 2011 spot with “(signed LOI)” go away and just see those names on the roster. 

  • marcusgresham

    Have classes started yet and are the 3 freshmen in them?  I have a strong desire to see that “Recruiting” box to the right of the page eliminate the 2011 spot with “(signed LOI)” go away and just see those names on the roster. 

  • marcusgresham

    Have classes started yet and are the 3 freshmen in them?  I have a strong desire to see that “Recruiting” box to the right of the page eliminate the 2011 spot with “(signed LOI)” go away and just see those names on the roster. 

  • marcusgresham

    Have classes started yet and are the 3 freshmen in them?  I have a strong desire to see that “Recruiting” box to the right of the page eliminate the 2011 spot with “(signed LOI)” go away and just see those names on the roster. 

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich
  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich
  • JerryCT

    How about too many positives to be realistic ? ……………….

  • JerryCT

    How about too many positives to be realistic ? ……………….

  • Anonymous

    If he were healthy, Mo Creek would be right there leading with Jordy. This is great news! You know that Jordan is working his tail off. So he can command respect. He is a good teammate with a moderate ego but a real will to win. He has paid his dues for 2 years and is tired of losing. Go Jordy! Go IU!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think that we need to hear anything about Mo Creek’s recovery. Keep him out of the bright lights, take all the time he needs to get 100% back to the speed, agility, bounce and strength that he had as a Freshman. If it takes a res-shirt year, then that is OK. We want him totally healthy and playing like an All-American!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think that we need to hear anything about Mo Creek’s recovery. Keep him out of the bright lights, take all the time he needs to get 100% back to the speed, agility, bounce and strength that he had as a Freshman. If it takes a res-shirt year, then that is OK. We want him totally healthy and playing like an All-American!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think that we need to hear anything about Mo Creek’s recovery. Keep him out of the bright lights, take all the time he needs to get 100% back to the speed, agility, bounce and strength that he had as a Freshman. If it takes a res-shirt year, then that is OK. We want him totally healthy and playing like an All-American!

  • Anonymous

    How about “move your feet” and “box out”?

  • Anonymous

    How about “move your feet” and “box out”?

  • Anonymous

    How about “move your feet” and “box out”?

  • Anonymous

    How about “move your feet” and “box out”?

  • Anonymous

    How about “move your feet” and “box out”?

  • Anonymous

    How about “move your feet” and “box out”?

  • Anonymous

    How about “move your feet” and “box out”?

  • Anonymous

    How about “move your feet” and “box out”?

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    They start Monday, unfortunately 8am for me.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    They start Monday, unfortunately 8am for me.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    I believe Crean mentioned they would seek a medical redshirt/exemption, but based on the number of games he played in each of the last two season, it seems extremely unlikely it would be granted.

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