Phenom Hoop Report has watched so many young prospects grow up to where they are today, reaching new levels in their game, development, and recruitment. One prospect that we have seen countless times over the years is 6’8 Josh Hall, watching him as a young prospect to now one of the hottest targets in the 2020 class.
Hall has always displayed the potential to be a high major prospect but it is now, college programs are now starting to catch on to what he can truly do on the court.
Back nearly two years ago, we wrote this about Hall. “Currently, he is a very slender wing guard that has advanced perimeter skills. He may be all legs and arms, but he has the potential to grow another six inches. Absurd maybe, but his father is 7’0 and played collegiately at ECU. Like his father, he is a late bloomer.” (Link)
Hall has now filled out but still brings so much versatility on the floor; a prospect that has a great combination of height, size, range, and skill. Not only does he still possess that outside shot he showed when he was young but he has now developed his overall game even more. Hall has noticed his development as well, especially at Moravian Prep where he has been unstoppable.
“Everything has been going good this season,” Hall told Phenom Hoops. “As a team, we are rolling and playing with more and more confidence each game and the recruitment process is going good also, just to be recognized by many different schools is truly a blessing.”
Hall’s shot-making ability has always stood out but he has been more aggressive throughout his entire game, whether it is attacking the basket or trying to crash the boards. Add on top his ability in scoring inside and out, picking his spots, and finding his teammates in open spaces, Hall is starting to show he is a complete player.
Coaches have noticed as well, with Hall picking up offers from East Carolina, Cincinnati, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Rutgers, VCU, Providence, and others as of late to go along with the other offers he earned before. That doesn’t include schools like Pittsburgh, Virginia, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Boston College, and Louisville all expressing interest as well.
Even though the offers and interests have been picking up, Hall has continued to take the process slow, with making a visit to East Carolina recently, as well as Wake Forest and NC State. But he does have plans to sit down with his family and set some more visits in the future.
One school of interest that was mentioned was East Carolina, as his father played for the Pirates. Hall was also able to visit the campus recently which was an exciting moment for him and his family.
“I saw the practice facility, weight room, and offices,” Hall said about his recent trip to ECU with his father. “He just was explaining how everything used to be. I enjoyed the trip a lot, spending time with my dad on his old stomping grounds was a pretty cool thing. Not too many people get to experience that.”
It certainly was a special moment for Hall to experience that with his father and it could play a factor down the road in his recruitment. But there are other factors that will go into his decision with each coaching staff. And as he more sets dates with other programs, he will be able to get a better sense of how he may be to fit in with the program of his choice.
“Consistency in building a relationship and listening to the ways that they think I could fit in and help their program,” Hall replied about what he is looking for in a program.
Time will only tell but the rise of this 6’8 prospect has been a long but sweet journey that started a years ago. It seems that now, he will be a prime target for several programs in the upcoming 2020 class.