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Former IU stars coming to area

– Former Indiana players Victor Oladipo, Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls will be signing autographs from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at Shepherd’s Chevrolet Buick GMC in Kendallville.

The signing is open to the public; VIP tickets to the event cost $25 and will put buyers at the front of the line for autographs. There are 45 VIP tickets available, which also include a posed photo with Oladipo and Watford. Buyers should bring their own camera.

Proceeds from the tickets will in part benefit The Hulls Foundation, which is put together by the family of IU guard Jordan Hulls.

Participants will have to pay for autographs, whether they buy VIP tickets or not. The VIP ticket only ensures that buyers will be at the front of the line when the signing starts. Lines will begin to form at 12:30 p.m.

The prices, which include the autograph:

Hulls: Personal item: $5; an 8-by-10 photo provided by the sponsors: $20; a basketball provided by the sponsors: $35

Oladipo: Personal item: $15; an 8-by-10 photo provided by the sponsors: $30; an 11-by-14 photo provided by the sponsors: $45; a basketball provided by the sponsors: $45

Watford: Personal item, other than a photo of his game-winning IU-Kentucky shot: $10; any size personal photo of the IU-Kentucky game-winning shot: $25; an 8-by-10 photo of The Shot provided by J. Scott Photography to the sponsors: $40; an 11-by-14 photo of The Shot provided by J. Scott Photography to the sponsors: $55; a basketball provided by the sponsors: $45

Multiple players will also sign items for fans in attendance at prices of $25 (a personal item), $60 (a provided 8-by-10), $90 (a provided 11-by-14) and $90 (a basketball).

Those interested can contact Tim Alexander for details about the event at timmer FW@aol.com or @timmeralex on Twitter, as well as 260-385-8034.

smorrison@jg.net

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