|Born||February 15, 1917|
|Died||November 2, 1991 (aged 74)|
|High school||McClain (Greenfield, Ohio)|
|College||Ohio State (1936–1939)|
|Career highlights and awards|
James R. Hull (February 15, 1917 – November 2, 1991) was an American basketball forward who led the Ohio State Buckeyes to the championship game in the first-ever NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Buckeyes finished the season with a 16–7 record, and lost to the Oregon Ducks in the finals. Hull was named the Most Outstanding Player of that first tournament.
Hull was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes. As a senior and captain of the 1938–1939 team he was the leading scorer in the Big Ten Conference and was a consensus All-America selection.
In 1977 Hull was inducted as a charter member of the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame. In 2007 he was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.  He has also been inducted into the Rocky Mountain Orthodontics Dentist Athletic Hall of Fame.