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Another look at members of IU’s 2012-2013 Big Ten championship team in the pros

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Periodically throughout the season, we’ll take a look at how members of IU’s 2012-2013 Big Ten championship team are performing in both the NBA and professional leagues around the world. Here’s our latest update:

· Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic
Stats: 13.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.6 steals in 31.5 minutes per game

Notes: Oladipo participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge last Friday at NBA All-Star weekend and finished with 13 points, five rebounds and five assists for Team Webber, which fell to Team Hill, 142-136. The former IU star remains in the hunt for the league’s rookie of the year award with Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams, the current front runner, and Utah’s Trey Burke. He has struggled, however, coming out of the All-Star break with just a total of 10 points in losses to Cleveland and Milwaukee.

Notable recent performance: 23 points, four rebounds and four assists in a 93-92 win over Indiana on Feb. 9.

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An updated look at members of IU’s 2012-2013 Big Ten championship team in the pros

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Periodically throughout the season, we’ll take a look at how members of IU’s 2012-2013 Big Ten championship team are performing in both the NBA and professional leagues around the world. Here’s our latest update:

· Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic
Stats: 13.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.5 steals in 31.8 minutes per game

Notes: Oladipo currently sits at No. 2 on NBA.com’s “Rookie Ladder” rankings, just behind Philadelphia guard Michael Carter-Williams. His minutes and scoring are up since our last update and it currently appears to be a three-man race for Rookie of the Year with Oladipo, Carter-Williams and Utah’s Trey Burke as the contenders.

Notable recent performance: 35 points, eight assists and four rebounds in a 128-125 triple overtime loss to Chicago on Jan. 15. Oladipo played 57 minutes.

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A look at how members of IU’s 2012-2013 Big Ten championship team are performing in the pros

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Periodically throughout the season, we’ll take a look at how members of IU’s 2012-2013 Big Ten championship team are performing in both the NBA and professional leagues around the world. Here’s our first update:

· Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic
Stats: 13.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.5 steals in 30.2 minutes per game

Notes: Oladipo’s most recent effort was a strong one as he scored 22 points and added eight rebounds and five assists in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. The former IU All-American has started 16 of Orlando’s 34 games, but has struggled at times with turnovers. That said, he was named the Eastern Conference rookie of the month for December and is a major piece of the ongoing rebuilding effort for the Magic.

Best game: 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 126-125 double overtime loss at Philadelphia on Dec. 3. Oladipo played 52 minutes.

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Hulls, Elston prepare to travel overseas

IUJackITH0003INDIANAPOLIS — It was all fun and games Thursday night at Cardinal Ritter High School. An Indiana alumni team consisting of Jordan Hulls, D.J. White and others played a Purdue alumni club made up of JaJuan Johnson, David Teague, among others.

The pace was fast, the defense was non-existent, and the result, meaningless.

Well, maybe not for Hulls.

The former Indiana guard missed four consecutive jump shots down the stretch, allowing Purdue to sneak away with a 110-106 win before a capacity crowd.

After shaking hands with his teammates and flashing a mostly obligatory smile, Hulls retrieved the game ball, and continued to shoot 3-pointers before another one went in.

Not much has changed for Hulls.

“I was like, ‘Really, Jordan?,'” his mother, Joni, said afterward.

For Hulls and teammate Derek Elston, Thursday night was the last fun exhibition game before life in the real world begins. Both have signed professional contracts overseas — Hulls in Poland and Elston in Malta — and will depart in August (Hulls) or September (Elston).

“I’m not counting down the days,” Hulls said. “It’s a business now so you have to take care of your business, make sure you’re in shape, getting workouts in. Go over there and enjoy it, but be prepared for whatever happens because it’s a little bit different than what we’re used to.”

The recently-engaged Hulls admitted heading to Poland will make planning a wedding a little more difficult. He will leave the United States on Aug. 18, and his fiancé won’t be going with him.

“She’ll probably visit me a couple times through the year,” Hulls said. “We’ll make it work.”

Elston doesn’t have a fiancé to worry about, but he will face similar challenges in Malta. The former Indiana forward has spent a lot of time since the season working on his jump shot, and it looked quite good on Thursday night. The Tipton native made a number of deep 3-pointers against the Purdue alums.

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HD Video: Elston, Hulls discuss professional futures

INDIANAPOLIS — Derek Elston and Jordan Hulls will soon begin the next step in their basketball careers as professionals.

Elston will leave for Malta next month and Hulls for Poland later this month. Inside the Hall caught up with both players last night following the Knox Indy Pro-Am at Cardinal Ritter for an update on what’s next as they prepare to head overseas:

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Jordan Hulls excited for opportunity in Poland

IUJackITH0003Former Indiana guard Jordan Hulls has agreed to play professionally beginning in August for Energa Czarni Slupsk, a member of the Polish Basketball League, and he’s excited about the opportunity.

Hulls, who scored 1,318 points over a four-year career in Bloomington and helped lead Indiana to a Big Ten championship and back-to-back Sweet 16’s, will depart for Poland in August.

“My agent has been working really hard trying to find the best deal for me financially and obviously playing wise,” Hulls told Inside the Hall Tuesday morning. “You want to keep moving your way up when you go overseas and eventually get looked at and then hopefully try to get back over here to play in the NBA. That’s the ultimate goal, obviously.”

Several NBA teams, including the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons, had expressed interest in Hulls for summer league opportunities. But with most of those rosters finalized, Hulls will go to Poland and begin to earn a living.

“It doesn’t get much better than that, playing a game for your work,” he said. “I still have a passion for it. I still want to continue to play and get better. So that’s the main thing for me. Making some money out of it doesn’t hurt either. I’m really happy about the opportunity that has presented itself to me.”

Hulls said his agent has given him a good idea of what to expect when he arrives in Poland.

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Jordan Hulls works out for Pacers, Bulls

IUPUITH0003Former Indiana guard Jordan Hulls isn’t anywhere near ready to say goodbye to his basketball career.

Hulls, who earned his Masters Degree in May and exhausted his NCAA eligibility this past season, is in the process of working out for various NBA teams ahead of this month’s draft. Hulls worked out for the Indiana Pacers on Monday and the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.

He said he and his agent have three or four more planned for the coming weeks, though he’s not sure when and where those will take place.

“I’m just doing as many workouts as I can and see what happens with that,” Hulls told Inside the Hall on Thursday. “The plan is to try to get on a summer league team. If I’m fortunate enough to have that happen, that would be great. Make a roster, awesome, I get to stay here. But if not, I’ll go overseas and play and make some money that way. Playing basketball is not too bad of a gig in my mind.”

In his interview with Inside the Hall, Hulls also talked about the way last season ended for he and the Hoosiers. Hulls injured his right shoulder in a third round win against Temple, and he struggled in his last collegiate game against Syracuse in the Sweet Sixteen.

Hulls was held scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting in a 61-50 loss to the Orange, and he was frustrated and disappointed afterward about the way he went out.

On March 30, Inside the Hall reported that Hulls played through a level 1 AC shoulder separation against Syracuse. Speaking about the injury for the first time since the season ended, Hulls admitted he wasn’t nearly himself after the injury.

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