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Jordan Hulls, Maurice Creek and Christian Watford

Three of the six Indiana signees – Jordan Hulls, Maurice Creek and Christian Watford – practiced together for the first time this afternoon in preparation for Saturday’s Wazoo Sports Derby Festival Basketball Classic. I’ll have more on the practice, including quotes from all three players, later this evening and tomorrow. For now, here’s a picture I took of the three of them before the workout:

Final Rosters announced for Wazoo Sports Derby Festival Basketball Classic

Here are the final rosters for the 2009 Wazoo Sports Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Maurice Creek, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford will play together on the Gold team. Inside the Hall will have coverage throughout the weekend beginning late on Thursday.

Gold Team

Maurice Creek, Indiana, 6’5″, 200, Guard
Tyler Griffey, Illinois, 6’8″, 230, Forward
Jon Hood, Kentucky, 6’7″, 190, Guard
Jordan Hulls, Indiana, 6’0″, 170, Guard
Brendan Lane, UCLA, 6’9″, 205, Forward
Michael Snaer, Florida State, 6’4″, Guard
Daniel Orton, Kentucky, 6’10”, 260, Center
Christian Watford, Indiana, 6’8″, 215, Forward
Maalik Wayns, Villanova, 6’1″, 190, Guard
Rodney Williams, Minnesota, 6’6″, Forward
Kyryl Natyazhko, Undecided, 6’11”, Center

Coaches: Vince Walden, IMG Academy – Florida; Lewis Howard, Largo H.S. – Maryland

Black Team

Nolan Dennis, Memphis, 6’5″, 180, Guard
Rakeem Buckles, Louisvile, 6’8″, 203, Forward
Eric Bledsoe, Undecided, 6’0″, 160, Guard
Lakeem Jackson, South Carolina, 6’5″, 220, Forward
Elijah Johnson, Kansas, 6’2″, 183, Guard
Noel Johnson, USC, 6’7″, 180, Forward
Mike Marra, Louisville, 6’4″, 200, Guard
Eric Murphy, Florida, 6’10”, 220, Forward
Raymond Penn, Oklahoma State, 5’9″, 150, Guard
Peyton Siva, Louisville, 6’0″, 180, Guard
Stephan Van Treese, Louisville, 6’9″, 225, Forward
DaShonte Riley, Syracuse, 6’11”, Center

Coaches: David Gaines, Christ School- North Carolina; Andre Flynn, Fayette County H.S. – Georgia

Jordan Hulls talks state title, future at IU

The Palestra caught up with the runaway favorite for Mr. Basketball and IU signee Jordan Hulls and got his reaction to Bloomington South’s state title as well as some comments on his future at IU:

Hulls, South capture 4A title, 69-62

Bloomington South completed its dream season with a 69-62 win over Ft. Wayne Snider in the Class 4A state championship last night.

Jordan Hulls finished with 14 points, Darwin Davis had 17 and Spencer Turner had 10. The state title is the first for South since 1919. You can read a recap here and view photos here.

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}


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 (, 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.

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