Jordan Hulls Archive

Gatorade names Jordan Hulls Indiana Player of the Year

Alex has been slurping Bloomington South’s Jordan Hulls the last few months, and deservedly so: He’s been having quite the impressive season and has his team on the verge of a state title.

Alex has not been the only one noticing the play of Hulls, though. Gatorade has named him the Indiana Player of the Year. He joins some pretty good company the last few years as Tyler Zeller was your winner last year, Eric Gordon grabbed it two years back, Greg Oden snatched it the previous two years, and um, A.J. Ratliff won it the year before that.

As the Basketblog notes, Mr. Basketball isn’t announced for another two weeks, but one could assume Hulls has a good shot at that one, too.

Around the Hall: Bloomington South advances to state final

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew.

+ Hugh Kellenberger writes that the dream is still alive for Jordan Hulls and Blooomington South. {Bloomington Herald-Times}

+ Franklin Central coach Mark James knew his team needed to play a near perfect game to beat Bloomington South. And they almost pulled it off. {Indianapolis Star}

+ Bloomington South senior and IU signee Jordan Hulls says its a dream come true to advance to the state title game, but his team still has work to do. {Indianapolis Star}

Quotable:

It’s been a dream of mine since I was little kid to play in a state championship game. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy right now. We’ll celebrate, but on Monday we’re going to get back to work.” – Jordan Hulls after Bloomington South’s 58-55 win over Franklin Central in the Class 4-A semistate.

Creek, Hulls and Watford to compete in Derby Festival Classic

Mark Shallcross, communications manager for the Kentucky Derby Festival, just sent along a press release with the rosters for the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic.

Three Indiana players, Maurice Creek, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford, will compete April 11th at Freedom Hall and will also participate in the Night of the Future Stars on April 10 at Bellarmine University.

Creek, Hulls and Watford will join Mike Marra (Louisville), Rakeem Buckles (Louisville), Lorenzo Brown (NC State), Jon Hood (Kentucky), Lakeem Jackson (South Carolina), Elijah Johnson (Kansas), Noel Johnson (USC), Brendan Lane (UCLA), Eric Murphy (Florida), Daniel Orton (Kentucky), GJ Vilarino (Kentucky), Raymond Penn (Oklahoma State), Peyton Siva (Louisville), Michael Snaer (Florida State), Stephan Van Treese (Louisville) and Maalik Wayns (Villanova).

Siva, Snaer and Wayns are McDonald’s All-American’s.

Ticket information: Basketball Classic tickets are $17 and $12 (includes $2 KEC facility fee) and are available at TicketMaster locations (www.ticketmaster.com), the Freedom Hall Ticket Office, or by phone (502) 361-3100 or (800) 487-1212.

Inside the Hall will have coverage of the Night of the Future Stars as well as the Derby Festival Classic.

Nasty elbow doesn’t derail Hulls’ quest for perfection

I’ve gotta be honest: Jordan Hulls is the recruit I’m most excited about for next season.

It’s not that I necessarily think he’s the best player of the six incoming recruits, but I can’t think of one thing I don’t like about this guy. He’s smart, hard-nosed and knows how to win. Translation: He’s exactly what Indiana has been lacking in recent years and desperately needs.

Despite the fact that he was just a few miles down the road at Bloomington South, the old IU staff showed no interest. Apparently, he wasn’t in the three-way calling rotation for Sampson and Rob Senderoff.

Enter Tom Crean.

Just as Hulls was beginning to garner some attention from schools like Duke, Purdue and Stanford, Crean put the hard sell on and Hulls bought in. And since that time, he’s done nothing but show that he’s more than deserving of a scholarship to play at Indiana.

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Hulls leads South one step closer to perfect regular season

Throughout the season, Inside the Hall will keep you posted on how the six Indiana signees and 2011 commitment Matt Carlino are performing at their respective schools. Here’s our latest update:

+ Jordan Hulls: The future IU point guard led his team to a pair of wins — 91-46 at Perry Meridian on Friday and 73-67 vs. Detroit Country Day on Saturday — and the Panthers moved to 20-0 on the season. Hulls had 14 points in the win over Perry Meridian as Bloomington South completed its second straight undefeated season in Conference Indiana. Hulls backed that up with 27 points on Saturday as South, No. 5 nationally, knocked off No. 4 Detroit Country Day in front of a sold out crowd. Hulls was 8 of 14 from the field and 8 of 8 from the free throw line.

+ Maurice Creek: Hargrave Military Academy improved to 21-1 with a 106-84 win over the North Carolina JV team in Chapel Hill. Creek scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds. Creek told Inside the Hall over the weekend that he’ll be participating in the Derby Festival Classic in Louisville the weekend of April 11.

+ Christian Watford: Shades Valley dropped the Alabama Class 6-A Northeast Region Finals 53-50 on Friday to Vestavia Hills. Watford scored 17 points, but his 3-point attempt with six seconds remaining didn’t fall.

+ Derek Elston: Tipton, No. 2 in Class 2-A, moved to 18-2 with a 60-47 win over Frankfort on Friday night. Elston had a game-high 21 points.

+ Bobby Capobianco: Loveland moved to 9-0 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference with wins over Withrow and Milford. In Tuesday’s 64-54 win over Withrow, Capobianco had 17 points and 10 rebounds. In Friday’s 57-55 win over Milford, the 6-8 forward had 10 points and 14 rebounds.

+ Bawa Muniru: No statistical information available, but I did answer some of your questions about Bawa in a piece last week.

+ Matt Carlino: Carlino’s Highland team finished the regular season with a 24-3 record and earned the No. 1 seed in the AIA 5-A Division I tournament. Highland will face Corona del Sol at 7:00 PM local time on Thursday. You can view the tournament bracket here.

Hulls erupts for 30 as South remains unbeaten

Throughout the season, Inside the Hall will keep you posted on how the six Indiana signees and 2011 commitment Matt Carlino are performing at their respective schools. Here’s our latest update:

+ Jordan Hulls: Bloomington South improved to 17-0 with a 77-44 win over Warren Central on Saturday. Hulls had a season high 30 points on 11 of 18 shooting. The Panthers will get their toughest test of the season this coming Saturday in Bloomington as Detroit Country Day, led by Ray McCallum Jr., comes to town. Both teams are ranked in the top 10 nationally by USA Today.

+ Christian Watford: The 6-8 swingman dropped 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 63-52 Shades Valley win over Pinson Valley. Shades Valley is 23-5.

+ Maurice Creek: No individual stats were available from the Hargrave Military Academy Web site, but the Tigers improved to 20-1 with a 104-77 win over Rise Academy on Saturday.

+ Bobby Capobianco: Loveland split a pair of games last week with Wilmington (50-45 loss) and Winton Woods (53-48 win). In the Wilmington loss, Capobianco had 18 points and 11 rebounds and in the win over Winton Woods, he had 23 points and 13 rebounds.

+ Derek Elston: Tipton, No. 2 in Class 2-A, crushed No. 9 Carroll 65-34 on Friday night. The Blue Devils improved to 17-2 and Elston had 22 points and 11 rebounds.

+ Bawa Muniru: No information available.

+ Matt Carlino: Highland won its regular season finale 58-37 over Central to finish 24-3 and will begin postseason play this week. Carlino scored 14 points.

ITH Video: Jordan Hulls Part Two

Inside the Hall got another look at Bloomington South senior and IU signee Jordan Hulls last Friday at Indianapolis Pike. Bloomington South is No. 1 in Class 4-A and No. 7 nationally in the USA Today Super 25. Here is the 6-0 point guard in an exclusive video shot by and produced for Inside the Hall. Hulls is wearing No. 10. Enjoy.


Jordan Hulls from Inside The Hall on Vimeo.


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