Former Indiana guard Jordan Hulls has a new professional home.
After spending last season with Energa Czarni in Poland, Hulls said Wednesday on his Twitter account that he’ll play this coming season with Sigal Prishtina in Kosovo.
Sigal Prishtina plays in the Kosovo Super League.
Labor Day is in the rearview mirror, which means that college basketball preview magazines have started to hit newsstands.
The first one out this season is The Sporting News college basketball yearbook, which is not bullish on Indiana for the 2014-2015 season.
While Yogi Ferrell is featured on the regional cover being sold in Indiana and Ohio, the yearbook picks the Hoosiers to finish just 10th in the Big Ten.
Ferrell is on the 10-man Big Ten all-conference team and James Blackmon Jr. is on the five-man all-newcomer team. Assembly Hall is recognized as the second-best venue in the conference behind the Breslin Center.
Some more Big Ten and IU-centric notes from the yearbook after the jump.
Former Indiana forward and Charlotte Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh will be playing catch-up to start his NBA career.
Last season’s Big Ten freshman of the year will miss 6 to 8 weeks after surgery on Tuesday to repair a sports hernia suffered in a recent workout.
The procedure was performed in Charlotte by Dr. B. Todd Henneford according to a press release issued by the team.
The Hornets open training camp on Sept. 30 and play their first preseason game on Oct. 8 in Philadelphia. The season opener for Charlotte is on Oct. 29 at Time Warner Arena against Milwaukee.
Class of 2015 Waynesville (Mo.) forward Juwan Morgan, who had been scheduled to take an official visit to Bloomington later this month, has moved his visit up to this weekend.
MoKan Elite coach Rodney Perry confirmed that change in plans for visit dates in a text message to Inside the Hall. Morgan will also move up his official visit to Washington to the weekend of Sept. 12-14.
The 6-foot-9 Morgan, who is rated the No. 87 prospect nationally according to the 247Composite, had planned to make his visit with AAU teammate and friend Shake Milton on the weekend of Sept. 26-28.
In case you missed it, Indiana announced its entire 2014-2015 schedule on Friday evening, including its 13-game non-conference slate.
Now that we know each opponent, here’s a deeper dive into what the Hoosiers will face before the start of Big Ten play:
· Back to New York: For the third straight season, Indiana will play multiple non-conference games in New York. Two years ago, the Hoosiers played Georgia and Georgetown at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Last season, IU played Washington and Connecticut at Madison Square Garden. And this season, it’s two more trips to MSG for a meeting with Louisville in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9 and then Georgetown on Dec. 27. The Cardinals are the strongest non-conference opponent on the schedule and should open the season as a top 15 team while Georgetown is looking to bounce back after a NIT appearance last season.
· Mike Davis returns to Bloomington: For the first time since 2006, former Indiana coach Mike Davis will be on the sidelines in Assembly Hall. The 53-year old, who led the Hoosiers to the 2002 NCAA championship game, will bring Texas Southern to Assembly Hall for the Hoosiers Showcase, a four-game exempt tournament that also includes games with SMU, Lamar and Eastern Washington. Texas Southern is coming off a NCAA tournament appearance and added a pair of transfers in Deverell Biggs (Nebraska) and Chris Thomas (Marshall) and should provide a stiff test before Larry Brown and SMU come to town.
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Thanks to our friends at Underground Printing, we’re back with another contest for the 2014-2015 season.
The task at hand is to predict Indiana’s regular season record for the upcoming season. There are 13 non-conference games and 18 Big Ten games for a total of 31 contests.
The schedule, for those who wish to give it a closer look before making a prediction, is here.
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Emmitt Holt became the sixth member of Indiana’s 2014 recruiting class earlier this month when he committed to the Hoosiers on his official visit to Bloomington.
The 6-foot-7, 225 pound forward talked to IUHoosiers.com about his decision to attend Indiana and more in the following video: