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6-Banner Sunday: Jordan Hulls Added to Assembly Ball Roster – Inside the Hall

Welcome to another edition of 6-Banner Sunday, a joint production of The Assembly Call and Inside the Hall, and presented by our friends at Trueblood Real Estate, where we highlight the five most essential IU basketball stories from the past week, plus a see how the other IU sports programs are doing.

A notable headline appeared a few days ago after one of the quietest weeks for IU stories in the latest edition of 6-Banner. This marked an important addition to the Indiana TBT Alumni team.

Plus recruiting, Inside the Hall wrapping up the preview of where each Big Ten team stands, an NBA draft update and Podcast on the Brink. We’ll close, as usual, with a look at other IU sports, led by a key addition to the softball team.

This is what’s in this week’s edition:

• Hulls added to TBT team
• Questions and answers about Trent Sisley and Braylon Mullins
• A look at the Hall’s Big Ten offseason series
• Kel’el Ware’s tap inventory is increasing
• Podcast on the Brink
• Hoosier Collection

Banner #1 – Hulls added to the TBT team

The basketball team made up of all IU alumni is getting closer to competing at the TBT next month. They begin play on Friday, July 19th at 6:00 PM in Indianapolis at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, tickets are available at this link.

The headline here, however, was the addition of another player. Current Hoosier recruiting coordinator Jordan Hulls will be a player and coach on the team. He is the sixth person announced for “Assembly Ball,” joining Yogi Ferrell, Devonte Green, Miller Kopp, Juwan Morgan and Troy Williams.

While basketball awaits matches in this format, former Indiana football players have completed their participation in its sister event at TST in North Carolina. They ran to the Final Four of the event before falling to eventual champions La Bombonera.

Banner #2 – Questions and Answers about Trent Sisley and Braylon Mullins

As summer approaches, the college sports season and especially IU basketball have entered a recruiting phase. With the 2024 roster likely set (including highly ranked freshman Bryson Tucker) and everyone on campus, the Hoosiers have turned their attention to 2025 and beyond.

Indiana’s Class of 2025 is one of the best in recent memory, and several of its prospects have risen in Rivals.com’s new rankings. Jalen Haralson continues to follow everyone and is now in 7th place, while Darius Adams climbed to 16th. Top goaltender Braylon Mullins made a huge jump from the 80s to 31. Meanwhile, Trent Sisley rose slightly to 67. Malachi Moreno, who lives just across the border in Kentucky and plays his summer ball for Indiana Elite, also rose to 24.

Inside the Hall had a spring highlight video for Kiyan Anthony (son of NBA great Carmelo Anthony), who is ranked 36 nationally and is also an IU target. ITH also did interviews with Mullins and Sisley. Finally, the coaching staff attended the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Orlando, which featured many of the players the Hoosiers are targeting for 2025 and 2026.

Banner #3 – Inside the Hall’s Big Ten offseason series

Inside the Hall concluded the series with a preview of all the Big Ten teams for next season. The conference has expanded to include the West Coast schools and now has 18 teams in the league. This week, ITH looked at Purdue and newcomer UCLA.

Banner #4 – Kel’el Ware’s draft inventory increases

The only major contributor for IU to leave the team after 2023-24 is star center Kel’el Ware. This is because Ware played himself into a relatively high draft pick after a phenomenal season in Bloomington.

New NBA mock drafts have recently been released. All have True looks at the end of the first round, while several have him in the lottery now. Kevin O’Conner of The Ringer is the most optimistic, projecting him at nine to the Memphis Grizzles.

Banner #5 – Podcast on the Edge

Inside the Hall, the Podcast on the Brink returned this week. Alex Bozich of ITH is joined by Tyler Tachman of the Des Moines Register. The two discussed the prospects for each Big Ten Team heading into 2024-2025.

Right Up Meridian also had an episode of the Back Home Network this week. Then, Scott Caulfield was joined by Pacers’ reporter Dustin Dopirak of the Indianapolis Star to recap their season.

Banner #6 – Hoosier Rally

• Softball added an elite transfer for 2025 and likely 2026. This came in the form of Hoosier native and former Ohio State Buckeye Melina Wilkison, who was injured for most of last season. However, she hit .373 with 11 home runs in 2023 and .342 as a freshman in 2022.

• Volleyball has announced its schedule for next fall.

• Women’s football has announced the arrival of a new assistant coach.

• Baseball player Devin Taylor received an invitation to training camp for Team USA and also received multiple postseason awards. Reliever Jacob Vogel was also honored.

• Wrestling announced their upcoming recruiting class, which is ranked 14th nationally.

• Field Hockey also announced their upcoming recruiting class.

• In track and field, four of their competitors were honored as All-Americans.

• Several athletes with IU connections are competing in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Indianapolis.

• 136 IU athletes were recognized for their academic success.

• Two IU players attend the NCAA’s Inclusion Forum and Athlete Symposium.

Now go enjoy a 6 banner Sunday.

Aaron (Ari) Shifron
Assembly call employee

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