Belgium and a bride for Jordan Hulls #iubb

A standout 2014-15 season for Sigal Prishtina of the Kosovo SuperLeague has opened the door for former Hoosier Jordan Hulls to move his basketball career further west.

Hulls, who was named the Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League Import Player of the Year, will head to Belgium and play his third professional season for Limburg United. Limburg is coached by Villanova grad and former Belgian League standout Brian Lynch, whose wife is former tennis star Kim Clijsters.

“Last year I didn’t have a deal until September,” said Hulls, a 2013 IU graduate and former Bloomington South star. “Then (this year) when I got back, I was already discussing which places I could go.”

Those options came as a result of Hulls’ performance in Kosovo. He averaged 12.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 17 games during Balkan League play, as Prishtina won the Balkan League championship in just its second season in the league and was only recently accepted as a member of FIBA (International Basketball Federation). The team is a perennial favorite in the smaller, domestic Kosovo League, but was a surprise against the more talented Balkan League teams. Hulls averaged 13.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 24 games in the Kosovo League.

“That was a huge step for them to prove they belonged in that classification,” he said. “Those surrounding countries are known for basketball, so they took a lot of pride in winning the whole thing. Nobody really thought we’d be able to go through the team that was first all year, but we beat them handily and were able to go on to win the rest.”

When Hulls heads back overseas in August, he won’t be going alone, as he will be getting married on June 27 to fiance Aubrey Wathen, and they will move to Belgium together.

“Yeah, that makes all the difference in the world,” Hulls said. “Now we’re not (spending the summer) constantly thinking about having to leave her for another eight months. It makes this summer a lot easier, and I don’t feel as bad going to camps and things, because she’ll be with me whole time now. It’s really reassuring and a good feeling.”

Hulls will be hosting his second annual JH1 Skills Academy for grades 2-10 in July at Bloomington High School South.

6 comments

  1. nice job, jordy. always one of my favorite iu players. any way to see you play, maybe streaming, next season? if not, i’ll just have to wait until you work your way to the nba.

    congratulations on your wedding. where are you registered? i can afford pot holders.

  2. Congrats, Jordy! Wish you much success with your new opportunity in Belgium. That will be a great place for you and Aubrey to live, too.

  3. Glory, game, guts, and gumption written all over his groom-to-be, no longer grumpy, face.

    Congrats to you Jordy.

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