Did You See This? Hulls' emotional Senior Night speech

Jordan Hulls grew up a few miles from Indiana and his grandfather was an assistant on Bobby Knight’s staff, so it was only fitting that he would wear the candy stripe pants one day. Four seasons of sweet shooting later, the hometown kid couldn’t help but get emotional following his final game at Assembly Hall. Watch Hulls let the emotions flow throughout his memorable Senior Night speech Tuesday here.

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Hulls warned the crowd that he would get choked up, though. He was right. The tears flowed as he thanked all the important people in his life, from his close-knit family to team managers. They continued as he called his sister, Kaila, his “best friend,” which brought her to tears, as well, and when he talked about his late grandmother.

Not only was the speech 100 percent from the heart, it humanized Hulls. It also resulted in a standing ovation, no doubt aided by his closing remark: “Let’s go get banner No. 6!”

Twitter took notice, to the point that “Jordan Hulls” was trending worldwide.

See some of the tweets below:

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Jason on 3/6/2013 @ 10:28am EDT Said:

If BTN is doing this Senior Night thing (broadcasting it), you may want to do it for either all schools or no schools because it could be favoritism.

hi on 3/6/2013 @ 2:34pm EDT Said:

BTN didn’t air the ceremony after the game.

    BTN.com staff on 3/6/2013 @ 3:39pm EDT Said:

    Yes, actually our show “The Finale” aired roughly an hour live from this event in Bloomington. Thanks for the note.

ryan eaton on 3/10/2013 @ 7:26pm EDT Said:

god bless you jordan hulls. thanks tom for being a great coach and a great christian man. WE ARE #1 AND BIG TEN CHAMPS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan Rieck on 6/23/2013 @ 12:54am EDT Said:

Hey Jordan saw your speech reaaly good I’d made one to tell on my Senior Night as well. Made a standing ovation at the Senior Night Football hope you’ll see this and maybe if I can put you on my contacts if you want to leave your phone number on this message and I’ll have it ready to put it on my phone then I’ll leave my number on your phone.

Ryan Rieck on 6/23/2013 @ 12:56am EDT Said:

I’d made a speech for my Senior Night just to let you know