Q&A from Poland: Jordan Hulls

Hello again, it’s been a couple weeks since last time we spoke, I hope everyone has been cheering on all the Hoosiers during all the events that have been going on. As far as things go here in Poland, we haven’t been playing as well as we can lately. We’ve had games where we played really well then the next we wouldn’t be able to get it together a whole game. However, I think that we will be able to regroup and get back on the right track. It’s also getting really cold here for the first time all winter, I think I jinxed us on that one for saying it’s been way colder back home. For today’s blog I’ll be answering some questions; remember to not hesitate to ask questions, I may be able to answer on a later blog!

“Since your sister Kaila has gone through and is still working her way back from major injury issues, can you help her even from afar with advice after watching, first-hand, a guy such as Maurice Creek resurrect his career?”

Kaila has been through more than I could ever imagine. She has been very persistent on getting back on the court and being able to play at a high level. After being around Maurice and what he had to go through, I definitely have a different perspective on just how damaging it can be not only physically but mentally as well. It’s a challenge in both aspects, but I feel as though Maurice and Kaila have had a great mindset through both their situations and it has shown. I try and help Kaila out as much as possible, since I haven’t been through anything like what she has, it does pose as a challenge at times. Being very positive with her and just being there to talk when she needs me is a big thing I can provide for her. I have been through the basketball part of it though, and just helping her with preparing for this level and staying confident with herself is really the main thing and that it will take time to get back to what she is used to, which is a very, very good basketball player. I have full faith that she will continue to prove people she can play at this level, she just has to stay confident. That’s my job as a big brother to help her with that.

“Are you able to keep in touch with Cody, Victor, Derek and Christian much?”

I have been able to keep in touch with all these guys, as well as with the current players. When you go through what we had throughout the good and the bad of our careers at IU, you become more than just teammates, we are all close friends and want everyone to succeed at whatever they do. We are all currently living out our dreams of playing professional basketball, and I think that it pretty special. It’s great to talk with them and compare the situations we are each in and be able to talk about the different experiences we are having. I try and talk to these guys throughout the week and just keep updated on what’s going on, anything new, and how things are beyond basketball.

“If somebody from Poland asks you about your hometown, what are the first things you tell them about Bloomington?”

If someone from Poland asks me about my hometown, the first thing I tell them is that it’s a basketball crazy town, people love to hear that. I then get to rambling about how awesome the campus is during the fall, how many great restaurants we have, and then finish with how it’s been my home my whole life so I’m a little bias. People here in Slupsk can relate a little bit because it’s a smaller city as well, but I definitely brag a little about how great Bloomington is.

That’s all for this week’s blog, thanks for tuning in! Until next time, Stay Classy BTown!

6 comments

  1. Hulls, as always, is very accurate from distance. Which is a good reminder that shooters do exist and walk among us.

  2. Jordy. Poland is so far from Blommington, but sounds like you are making it work. I went to Tijuana once many years ago. Got arrested. Never left the US after that. Anyway.

    Question. Did you, while at IU, ever log-on to sites like the “Hoosier Scoop”? I would think for a player, this type of site could be very discouraging. How about recruits? Have you heard or do you know if they visit sites such as this?

    Thanks. Play strong, Be strong. You are one of the good guys.

    1. I can’t say that I ever did log on to any blog sites as a player. Not even in high school. I’ve just never been interested in it because you’re right, it can very discouraging for a player. There are players I’m sure who do, but as for me I didn’t really care what people thought.

  3. Enjoy hearing about you and your experiences in Poland, Jordy. I hope you will continue to stay in touch with the IU family.

  4. Jordan,

    Great to hear from you again. Hope your team comes together and plays well. Just wondering how similar your league is to the NBA as far as post-season playoffs? Also how involved are you and your teammates regarding international play leading up to world championships etc.? Good Luck and be well. Hoosier Nation misses you.

    1. I’m not 100% sure of this but I’m pretty sure it’s similar to the NBA from the standpoint that once we are in the “Top 6” we continue to play just the top 6 teams for a month then go into a playoff system of 5 game series. I could be wrong but from what I’ve gathered I think that’s how it goes. I just do what they tell me, haha. As for world championships, my team isn’t in a EuroLeague. There are so many different leagues over here but I’m in the highest league in Poland, there is just one team in my league that plays teams from other surrounding countries in “EuroLeague”.

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