SI’s Winn: Hulls nation’s most valuable offensive role player


Lots of really interesting stuff here from Sports Illustrated’s Luke Winn, who posits that Indiana’s Jordan Hulls is the nation’s most valuable offensive role player. Included is a breakdown of his shots and the methods by which Hulls has been able to get more open looks this season.

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15 comments:

  • Ron says:

    It may depend on how far IU gets to the golden prize this year, but Jordy may end up being remembered as one of the “elite”(?), premier(?), favorite Hoosiers of all time. Home-town boy does good.

    Not bad for a short slow guy.

  • Chet says:

    Yep. I think my favorite part about Jordy is that everyone is surprised at he good he is EVERY SINGLE YEAR.

    Remember his freshmen year? “Wasted scholly, ‘Never make it in the Big Ten’, ‘What was Crean thinking?’

    Sophomore year. ‘Just a shooter’, ‘Can’t handle the ball’, ‘He’ll never get his shot off with that release’.

    Junior year. ‘What a great shooter, but can’t distribute’, ‘Slowest Defender in America’, ‘He’ll never play once Yogi shows up’, Can’t score in the clutch’.

    So far this year, ‘SI’s Most Valuable Offensive Role Player’, sure, but can he cook?

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    …………………..Natch…………………………

  • Ron says:

    Chet..It was today, right..? Doing OK???

  • Chet says:

    Yeah. I’m, ahem, uncomfortable. Beats the alternative.

    Thanks for asking. This is about all I can do right now, so there could be some crazy $hit getting posted tonight.

    Really looking forward to the game tomorrow.

  • psych says:

    East Coast Bias.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    This team goes nowhere without Hulls. That’s not a “role player.”

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    He doesn’t jump center. Since it is a team sport they are all role players.

  • Chet says:

    I remember the Bulls frequently being described as Michael Jordan and a bunch of role players during their heyday.

    Since we don’t have an MJ I kinda go along with HC, they are all role players. That’s what the ’76 Hoosiers were.

  • Ron says:

    Enjoy the buffet and the game. You missed on that one though. Look a little closer and you’ll see his assist/turnover is not a negative.

  • Chet says:

    Surely tongue in cheek. I doubt John Stockton had a turnover to assist ratio over ten (just guessing).

  • Bombay Sapphire says:

    I always rooted for Jordy but became sold on his game his sophomore year at #10 Wisconsin, IU lost by 10 but he scored 15 (only 3 pts from three) and had at least 2-3 moves/shots that made me sit back and realize if he decided to be more aggressive/creative he would be able to pull it off. First time that I knew for sure his game was bigger than what we’d been seeing. He is the man and I’ll root for any team he ever plays for.

  • Ron says:

    That was from the corporate world. Get a report/study you did not like, just mutter the above and every now and then, with enough digging, the negative would became a positive.

  • Bombay Sapphire says:

    Chet- Stockton’s nba career ratio was slightly better than 3.5 to 1.0

  • Bombay Sapphire says:

    Harry T was being sarcastic. anyone who watches IU knows Jordy/Yogi take care of the ball. Jordy- 4 to 1, just slightly better than Yogi’s. Hollowell is struggling the most, leading the team in turnovers and yet he’s 8th on the team in minutes played, but….he’s fresh, man

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