6-9 forward PJ Hall of Dorman is one of the fast rising prospects nationally in the 2020 class after a sterling summer circuit. He has picked up offers from Clemson, USC, Florida and Georgia in recent weeks. He visited USC earlier in the summer and Wednesday he paid a visit to Brad Brownell at Clemson.
“It was very fun. I got to see the last 30 minutes of a practice. I saw Littlejohn (Coliseum). That place is amazing. Then we just talked. It was nice,” Hall said. “We talked a lot while I was up there. They said they would work a lot on my guard skills, I would play more on the perimeter and I would have move of a role outside at the four, and maybe even a three. I would like to play more on the perimeter. I think that’s where basketball is headed, position-less basketball. I like playing down low too, but having that ability to step outside and do work from the perimeter, too.”
Hall is still growing according to his doctors and could reach seven-feet. He has a size 18 foot and a wingspan of 7-2. In his conversations with USC coach Frank Martin, the idea of post play comes up a good bit.
“Me and Coach Martin text a lot,” he said. “I think he’s a great guy and has a great coaching staff and I really like them. They need postmen. Even if I was to playing more outside, they are very good at getting touches down low. I also love his coaching style. He’s in your face and he’s a good coach.”
Hall said he has not grown up as a fan of any particular basketball program and doesn’t feel the need to go to a school where basketball is king. He said he did root for USC when he was younger but that was because his best friend is a Clemson fan. When looking for a school, however, he does have some criteria in mind.
“Great staff and family environment, but also want a school with a great business school,” Hall said. “The schools that have been contacting me have that, like South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, places like that. I’m not positive about the business thing but I want somewhere that has a good academic place.”
Hall and his teammate and fellow major recruit PG Myles Tate will visit West Virginia Friday then attend a camp at Pitt Saturday. Hall said he also hopes to visit Florida at some point and Georgia wants to get in him soon for a visit as well. He said a college decision likely won’t come until after his AAU season next summer unless something moves him to commit earlier.
Hall helped lead Dorman to the 5A state championship last season serving primarily as a rebounder and shot blocker. He said this summer his offensive game came alive and he averaged around 20 points per game.