Jordan Hulls signed with Indiana. He led South to a 4A state championship. He won Mr. Basketball.
Which means he will have his own basketball camp.
The Monroe County YMCA is hosting the Jordan Hulls Basketball Camp during June.
The camp, which will run from June 1-5 (for 6-9 year olds) and June 15-19 (for 10-14 year olds), is for three hours a day and will seek to teach different drills and the game of basketball in a noncompetitive manner, said Matt Osgood, the YMCA’s youth and adult sports director.
And there is, well, the fact that Hulls is the headlining star.
Osgood said the YMCA has done this in the past, for former area stars like Jonathan Holmes and Errek Suhr.
But Holmes and Suhr both hosted camps after their college eligibility had run out. Hulls will start college classes during the month of June, in between the camp and playing for the Indiana Allstars.
NCAA rules allow for Hulls to participate in sports camps or clinics. If he is there coaching, officiating or in a supervisor role, he has to be paid at the going rate. If he is there to lecture or perform a demonstration, he cannot be paid.
Osgood said Hulls will be paid as a part-time staff member, and that Hulls’ father, J.C., has cleared everything through Indiana.
“The last thing I want to do is cause any more trouble for IU,” Osgood said.
Those interested can sign up at the YMCA front desk or online at the YMCA site.
The camp cost is $60 for members, $110 for nonmembers, and will run from 9 a.m.-noon each day.
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Two particular developments to note on the Bob Knight Family Coaching Tree.
Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson, an Indiana alum, will head into the final year of his contract without an extension. Woodson has taken the team from less than 20 wins to 47 and consecutive playoff appearances in five years, but Hawks management is taking a wait-and-see approach.
For now, Woodson seems to content to play the party line. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the following:
“I had good meetings [today],” Woodson said. “We had really good meetings. I think we’re all on the same page going forward, and that’s all you can ask for. Sure, we want to feel loved, my staff and myself. We’ve put in a lot of hard work over these last five years. But ultimately, it’s been about my players and the job they’ve done.”
Randy Wittman, another Indiana alum, will be an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. Wittman failed in two head coaching stints, at Cleveland and Minnesota, but there is a nice life to be had as a NBA assistant coach — work eight months a year, nice money and you are usually just responsible for developing one or two players.
Malik Story will join Nevada in the fall, the school announced Wednesday.
Nevada coach David Carter told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he sees Story as a versatile player who can just shoot the basketball.
“Malik is really a good shooter,” Carter said. “The biggest thing about him is that he can stretch the floor with his shooting. He can make you guard the 3-point line. He can also play multiple positions. He can play the 1, 2 or 3, but really he’s a shooter.”
Story took 69 3-pointers as a freshman at Indiana, third on the team. He made 17.
He’ll have three years of eligibility remaining after he sits out the year the NCAA requires for all Division I basketball transfers.
Eric Arnett was named the Big Ten’s co-Pitcher of the Year and Alex Dickerson the conference’s Freshman of the Year, the league announced Tuesday.
It was the first time a Hoosier had won either award.
Indiana also had three players named first team All-Big Ten — Arnett, Josh Phegley and Kipp Shutz — among other honors.
Arnett tied for the Big Ten lead with 11 wins overall and 7 in league play. His 2.78 ERA was second in the league and his 93 strikeouts were third.
Phegley, also a first-team selection last year, tied for the conference lead with 17 home runs and had 62 RBIs, second-best in the Big Ten, while Schutz hit .368, including .423 over his last 15 games.
Named to the second team were Dickerson, who led all conference freshmen with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs, Matt Bashore, who had a 2.36 ERA in Big Ten games, and Jerrud Sabourin, who batted .348.
Reliever Chris Squires, who finished with seven saves, was named to the third team and Blake Monar, who went 4-3 with a 4.82 ERA, was named to the conference’s All-Freshman Team.
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