Jordan Hulls

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Jordan Hulls
PLK Hulls.jpg
No. 5 – Sigal Prishtina
Position Point guard
League ETC Superliga
Balkan League
Personal information
Born (1990-04-16) April 16, 1990 (age 25)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school Bloomington South
(Bloomington, Indiana)
College Indiana (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Pro career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 Energa Czarni
2014–present Sigal Prishtina
Career highlights and awards

Jordan Hulls (born April 16, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Sigal Prishtina in Kosovo. He played at Indiana University.

Personal[edit]

Hulls is from Bloomington, Indiana and majors in exercise science.[1] John Hulls, his grandfather, came to Indiana from Army with Bob Knight in 1971 and served on his staff as a shooting coach.[2] Hulls's sister Kaila plays basketball for the Indiana women's team.

Early career and high school[edit]

Hulls began receiving basketball instruction at an early age from his father and grandfather. He was not allowed to shoot three-pointers until the seventh grade, when his dad decided he was strong enough to shoot from that far without muddling his form.[2] He played three years on varsity for Bloomington High School South, playing in 73 games and winning 66 of them.[2] His senior year he led his team to a Class 4A IHSAA state championship and a 26-0 perfect season. The team earned a No. 3 national ranking by USA Today. Hulls led his team in scoring (15.8-point average), assists (5.2) and steals (2.6).[3] Hulls graduated from high school in 2009 and finished with a 3.94 GPA.

Following the end of his senior season, Hulls was named Indiana Mr. Basketball, the state's highest honor for high school players. He became the 25th Indiana Mr. Basketball to play for the Hoosiers. He was also named first team All-State and the Gatorade Player of the Year in Indiana.[4] Hulls also played in the Indiana/Kentucky All-Star series and on the Indiana Elite One AAU squad. According to ESPN Hulls was the 31st best point guard in the class. Scout.com had him rated 80th nationally and 9th at his position, while Rivals.com had him slotted 106th in the country and 17th at his position. Sporting News tabbed him as the top leader in the 2009 class.

College career[edit]

On May 20, 2008, Hulls committed to play for Indiana University, turning down an offer from Purdue.[5] Of his commitment to Indiana, he said, "Being a hometown kid, that definitely factored into it. Being a part of bringing the program back to what it used to be appeals to me."[6] Hulls also noted he had been a lifelong Hoosier fan, in part because of his family's connections to the program.[6]

In his freshman year at Indiana, the 2009-10 season, Hulls played in all 31 games and started 17, including the final nine games of the season. He led the team with 47 made 3-pointers and a .402 shooting percentage from behind the arc. His .402 3-point percentage was the fifth-highest in the conference overall and the best amongst conference freshmen. He hit 8-of-12 threes for a career-high 24 points in a career-high 44 minutes in overtime win against Northwestern. His eight threes in that game are the second-most in a single game in Indiana history.

In his sophomore year at Indiana, the 2010-11 season, Hulls was the only player to start in 32 games. He finished ninth in the Big Ten in three-point field goal percentage (41.4) and ended the season by making a school record 41 straight free throw attempts, including all 35 in league play. At the end of the season he was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.

In his junior year at Indiana, the 2011-12 season, Hulls averaged 11.5 points and 3.2 assists in 30.1 minutes per game.[7] He shot 50.4% from the field, 49.3% from the three-point line, and 89.9% from the free throw line. Hulls improved in nearly every statistical category during the season, and made more big shots in his career than any other Indiana player on the team. The Hoosiers earned a number four seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and defeated New Mexico State in the second round. After defeating VCU in the third round, the Hoosiers lost in the Sweet Sixteen to Kentucky, the eventual national champions.

In his senior year at Indiana, the 2012-13 season, Hulls established himself as a leader on a team that finished the regular season as outright Big Ten champions. He led the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percent shooting at 48.7% and averaged 10.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game.[8] Further, the Hoosiers outscored opponents by 439 points with him on the floor, the best plus-minus rating for an individual player in the nation.[9] Hulls earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors from the coaches and media, a 2012–13 Academic All-America selection,[10] and was a 2012–13 Senior CLASS Award winner.[11]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft, Hulls signed his first professional contract with Energa Czarni of the Polish Basketball League.[12]

On September 3, 2014, he signed with Sigal Prishtina for the 2014–15 season.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Bio: Jordan Hulls". 
  2. ^ a b c Keefer, Zak (7 December 2012). "Indiana Basketball: Unbending work ethic forges Jordan Hulls into one of country's top shooters". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Neddenriep, Kyle (12 April 2009). "Bloomington South's Jordan Hulls proves all of his doubters wrong". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Corazza, Ryan (25 March 2009). "Gatorade names Jordan Hulls Indiana Player of the Year". Inside the Hall. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hulls Picks IU". Hoosier Scoop. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Bozich, Alex (11 July 2008). "Q&A: Jordan Hulls". Inside the Hall. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Albers, Justin (2 April 2012). "That’s A Wrap: Jordan Hulls". Inside the Hall. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Several Hoosiers Earn B1G Postseason Honors, Highlighted by Oladipo and Sheehey". IU Athletic Dept. March 12, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Stats in the Paint: Ohio State-Indiana". ESPN. March 5, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Delaware's Elena Delle Donne, Ohio State's Aaron Craft top Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Basketball Teams". College Sports Information Directors of America. 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  11. ^ "Hulls Named Finalist for Senior CLASS Award". IUHoosiers.com. CBS Interactive. 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  12. ^ "Energa Czarni Slupsk tabs Jordan Hulls". Sportando.net. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  13. ^ "Jordan Hulls joins Sigal Prishtina". Sportando.com. September 9, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tyler Zeller
Indiana Mr. Basketball award
2009
Succeeded by
Deshaun Thomas