Terry Hutchens discusses Jordan Hulls.
How will the latest Indiana Mr. Basketball to attend IU do at the next level?
The list of Indianapolis Star Indiana Mr. Basketball's to attend Indiana University is a long one. In fact, when Bloomington South's Jordan Hulls was announced Sunday as the latest IU recruit to take home the honor, he became the 25th Mr. Basketball to attend IU.
Eleven of the previous 24 have gone on to earn All-American honors while at IU. Four have been Big Ten most valuable players.
But how will Hulls do at the next level? Most everyone seems to think he'll fit right in. Many think he'll eventually be the starting point guard for the Hoosiers as early as his freshman season. He'll certainly get every opportunity anyway. Jeremiah Rivers will give IU some veteran leadership at the position as a fourth-year junior and former part-time starter at Georgetown. But it will be difficult to keep Hulls out of the lineup. My guess is that he'll be a player who averages 20 minutes or more his freshman season and step in and make an immediate impact. In fact, I think you could say the same thing about at least three of his incoming freshman teammates when you add Maurice Creek, Christian Watford and Derek Elston to the conversation. I haven't seen Bawa Muniru play in person yet so I'll reserve my opinion there. I have seen Bobby Capobianco, and while I think he'll help, I don't see him as an immediate impact guy right away.
He also lists the previous 24 Mr. Basketballs that attended IU and highlights how their careers panned out.