At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III, or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and under-recruited, and today’s edition will highlight Tim Hall of Westminster Catawba.
We saw Hall go off at our New Year’s Bash, as Patrick O’Brien stated, “Not sure what to say how dominant of a game he had on the court for his team; he carried them throughout as he was nearly unstoppable on the court. Hall was a force down around the paint, displaying tremendous athleticism at the rim, being explosive on the boards and in blocking shots, and carrying his team in all that he could do. Very impressive showing from the senior.” Immediately followed by, “One of the most memorable performances at the event was how dominant 2023 Tim Hall Jr. was, putting up an impressive 31-point, 15-rebound showing in a tough loss. Hall was simply unstoppable throughout the game, using his size, showing his athleticism, and his overall impact on both sides. Hall seems to be going under the radar, as when you dive into his numbers this season, he has been a monster all season long and producing impressive double-doubles. He opened up some eyes at the event in a big way.
In all honesty, Hall is quietly having one of the more dominant senior seasons throughout the Carolinas. Right now, he’s posting per-game averages of 22.5 PPG, 14.5 RPG, 2.3 SPG, and 2.2 BPG while shooting 69% from the floor. The numbers alone are absolutely insane, but it all makes sense upon watching him play. Hall is a long, bouncy, mobile forward with great athleticism and a seemingly nonstop motor. He finishes extremely well around the basket, both with touch and power, and doesn’t shy away from meeting opponents at the rim. Hall lurks very effectively for lobs and putbacks, and moves nicely without the ball as a cutter. He contests and alters shots at a consistent rate on defense, and can even initiate the offense if needed. Hall should have far more action within his recruitment, so expect coaches to get involved over these next few months.