On Sunday, Bloomington South senior guard and IU recruit Jordan Hulls was named the top individual player in Indiana, donning the jersey given to the state’s Mr. Basketball.
When Hulls sports the candy-stripes at IU, he will become the 23rd Mr. Basketball to do so. And with that title, comes some responsibility.
“I’m trying to be a good role model for these kids,” says Jordan Hulls. “Not only on the court but off the court as well. My dad is really big on that. He always harps on me, people are always watching you, you have to watch what you are doing, don’t get in trouble, and that kind of stuff. So, I’ve kept my head on straight and followed that, and I think that’s really where my success has come from.”
His Bloomington South teammate Spencer Turner says his work ethic is stunning.
“He really deserved it though. He puts all those hours in the gym. He’s in there every morning, every night with his dad. I know, I’m in there working out with him but he’s the hardest worker I’ve ever seen.”
Next, Hulls will suit up for IU coach Tom Crean. He admits there’s no time for rest.
“I’m going to start lifting a lot more because I didn’t lift that much in season this year. But I’m going to start lifting, getting in better shape because I want to have constant motor. If you watch Steve Nash play that’s what I want to be like and be able to go for 40 minutes. That’s what I’m going to do and I move out two weeks after I graduate high school, so I’m getting right into it to take summer school and stuff.”