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.