July 21, 2024

Jordan Hulls, a former Indiana basketball standout, will play for the university’s alumni team, Assembly Ball, in The Basketball Tournament later this summer.

Jordy is back in cream and scarlet.

Jordan Hulls, a former Indiana basketball standout, will play for the university’s alumni team, Assembly Ball, in The Basketball Tournament later this summer. According to Assembly Ball’s social page, Hulls will be a player/coach for the former Hoosiers. Hulls is in his third season as Indiana’s team and recruiting coordinator, having joined Mike Woodson’s staff following a nine-year playing career abroad.

 

Jordan Hulls wasn't ready to give up his playing career yet. But when  Indiana called, he couldn't say no.

 

Hulls is the sixth former Indiana University player to commit to Assembly Ball. He joins former Indiana players Yogi Ferrell, Troy Williams, Devonte Green, Miller Kopp, and Juwan Morgan in a bid to win the $1 million winner-take-all event. More players will be disclosed in the coming days and weeks, with former Indiana standout Christian Watford leading the roster construction.

Assembly Ball’s first-round TBT game is scheduled for Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. EDT at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Tickets for the first round games are now on sale.

Hulls, a four-year star at Indiana, required no introduction to Hoosier Nation when he arrived in 2009, having been selected Indiana Mr. Basketball while attending Bloomington High School South. He played 135 games for IU, starting 121 of them, and averaged 9.8 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.9 assists in 28.9 minutes per game. Hulls was a prolific three-point shooter, finishing his career with a 44.2 percent percentage and an average of 1.9 makes per game.

Hulls, a four-year star at Indiana, required no introduction to Hoosier Nation when he arrived in 2009, having been selected Indiana Mr. Basketball while attending Bloomington High School South. He played 135 games for IU, starting 121 of them, and averaged 9.8 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.9 assists in 28.9 minutes per game. Hulls was a prolific three-point shooter, finishing his career with a 44.2 percent percentage and an average of 1.9 makes per game.

Following his IU career, Hulls spent nine seasons playing overseas in Germany, Poland, Kosovo, and Belgium. Hulls returned to IU ahead to the 2022-23 season, serving as team and recruiting coordinator.

The Basketball Tournament will consist of 64 teams from eight regions. The first, second, and third rounds will be contested in regional venues, while the semifinals and finals will be held at a place to be revealed. The whole tournament bracket will be published in June.

This summer, TBT announced 27 nationally televised games, including three on FOX. The title game will air on FOX.

TBT, founded in 2014, is an annual event that brings together former college athletes for a $1 million winner-take-all tournament. Several college-specific alum teams are scheduled to compete in 2024, including Indiana (Assembly Ball), Purdue (Men of Mackey), Butler (All Good Dawgs), Louisville (The Ville), Auburn (War Ready), Texas (Austin’s Own), and many others.

Since its start, TBT has held approximately 600 games, collaborated with ESPN for global distribution, established a new way to end basketball games, awarded more than $13 million in prizes, and crowned ten champions.

Previous winners include Carmen’s Crew, an Ohio State alum squad; Boeheim’s Army, a Syracuse alum team; Golden Eagles Alumni, a Marquette alum team; and others.

In 2018, TBT debuted the unique Elam Ending, which “requires the game clock to be turned off in the fourth quarter.” A Target total is determined by adding 8 points to the lead team’s total. The first team to achieve the target score wins. For example, if the score is 80–72, the Target Score is 88. The first team to achieve 88 wins. Once the game clock is removed, trailing teams can concentrate on making stops rather than keeping the clock from running out.”

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