Kaila Hulls a Hoosier


A month after Indiana hired Curt Miller away from Bowling Green as women’s basketball coach, Kaila Hulls decided to follow her former coach.

IU officially announced Monday evening that Hulls, the 2011 Indiana All-Star and H-T All-Area Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year from Bloomington South, will transfer from BG and begin classes this summer in her hometown.

“We are excited about Kaila’s decision to return home and become a member of the Indiana Hoosier family,” Miller said in a news release. “She is an outstanding player but more importantly an amazing person that will represent the university on and off the court. Kaila will be an outstanding building block for the next chapter of IU women’s basketball. She is a tireless worker, a fierce competitor and has great 3-point shooting ability. She is also a former Indiana All-Star, showing our continued commitment to recruit the best in the state of Indiana.”

The 5-foot-11 wing averaged 20.1 points and 11.7 rebounds as a senior at South, choosing to sign with Bowling Green over Indiana and Butler. She is the Panthers’ all-time steals leader, second in scoring behind Beth Morgan and second in rebounding behind Megan Payton.

But she never played a game with the Falcons, suffering a torn ACL just days after winning the 3-point contest at Bowling Green’s Midnight Madness event.

Hulls’ brother, Jordan, is a member of the Indiana men’s team, and grandfather John Hulls was a member of Bob Knight’s coaching stuff in the early 1970s.

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  • Btown Mom #1


    Monday, April 30, 2012 - 8:54 PM EST

    Will she be able to play in 2012-13 or will she have to sit out a year?

  • Nat Hill IV #2


    Monday, April 30, 2012 - 9:01 PM EST

    ALLRIGHT!!!!!
    This is an amazing turn of events for IU women’s basketball.

  • Give him a break #3


    Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:52 PM EST

    What happened to the Hoosier morning feature where you’d give us daily links to news about IU basketball and football. I think you did one or two after Ryan left and that was it. Will that return? I’ve enjoyed it.

  • Give him a break #4


    Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:54 PM EST

    Oh yeah, also, go Kaila! That will be fun to see her playing for the Hoosiers.

  • Jeremy Price #5


    Monday, April 30, 2012 - 11:56 PM EST

    Hoosier Morning will return very soon, like Tuesday.

  • Hoosier heart #6


    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 1:32 AM EST

    HOO HOO HOOSIERS! If she is half as good as Jordan, we are in business.

  • Mike #7


    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:27 AM EST

    I also wonder if she will be eligble this coming season? Could someone find this out and let us know? Way to go Curt Miller, go after the Indiana girls. This state is full of great talent that the previous coach would not recruit. Coach Miller understands that Indiana girls can play this game, he recruited Indiana when he was at his previous location. I have said all along that he was the answer! Along with the junior commitment we recieved a couple of weeks ago, Miller is off to a great start!! Keep up the good work Curt.

  • ChiggityCheckYoselfBeforeYouWriggityWreckYoself #8


    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:42 AM EST

    I am guessing she will have to sit out and will be able to play the next three years. I could be wrong.

  • ChiggityCheckYoselfBeforeYouWriggityWreckYoself #9


    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:43 AM EST

    Oops – should have proofed before I hit send. I am guessing Kaila will have to sit out the 2012-13 season and will then be able to play the following three seasons.

  • Mike #10


    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 12:45 PM EST

    She has not played yet due to her injury last year, that means she will have all 4 years of eligibility coming. The question is, will she be able to play next year? I am wondering if the NCAA will waive setting out a year as they normally due when a player transfers because she sat out this past year when she was injured?? IU should appeal that if the NCAA makes her sit out another year.

  • ChiggityCheckYoselfBeforeYouWriggityWreckYoself #11


    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 7:01 PM EST

    Mike – I’m guessing that’s not the case (i.e., I’m guessing she will have to sit out next year & will only have 3 years of eligibility remaining), but I hope I’m wrong. Does anyone know if there’s any precedent for this?

  • Jeremy Price #12


    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 7:39 PM EST

    A short update here: I spoke with Kaila and her parents last night. They will file an appeal with the NCAA to become immediately eligible, citing the fact she never played at Bowling Green, the coach who recruited her not only left, but went to her hometown, and the doctor who performed her knee surgery (Dr. Greg Fox) is in Bloomington to aid her recovery. But there is no way to know the outcome and no timetable on the decision. It could take all summer.

  • Podunker #13


    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 8:54 PM EST

    Jeremy, asking the NCAA to do something logical and reasonable, that might benefit an honest student-athlete, is simply asking too much. I have no confidence that corrupt organization or the overpaid fools that run it will do the right thing by Kaila.

  • john ross #14


    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:39 AM EST

    chiggity check yoself…… mike is correct, she will have 4 years playing for hoosiers. The past year she didnt play at Bowling Green and when you transfer and set out a year, you dont lose that year. She may not even have to sit a year. She has 4 years of playing time left, that we do know.

  • ChiggityCheckYoselfBeforeYouWriggityWreckYoself #15


    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:00 AM EST

    John Ross – you are correct that when you transfer and sit out a year, you don’t lose that year. However, unless you get some sort of waiver from the NCAA, you only get 5 years to complete your 4 years of eligibility. Kaila has already used her redshirt year (at BGSU in 2011-12). Unless the NCAA grants the Hulls family’s appeal, Kaila will only be able to play 3 seasons if she sits out ’12-13. I think Jeremy Price would back me up on this.

  • Jeremy Price #16


    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:21 AM EST

    Yes, generally speaking you get five years to play four. The exceptions being an appeal such as this or a medical redshirt approval for a sixth year of eligibility.

  • Nat Hill IV #17


    Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 8:39 PM EST

    “Jeremy, asking the NCAA to do something logical and reasonable, that might benefit an honest student-athlete, is simply asking too much. I have no confidence that corrupt organization or the overpaid fools that run it will do the right thing by Kaila.”

    I second Podunker’s emotion!

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