Consensus 4-star power forward P.J. Hall announced his commitment to Clemson over Virginia Tech, Florida and others at a ceremony at Dorman High School on Wednesday afternoon.
The local product is the No. 61 player in the nation based on the 247 Sports composite and is the top-rated player in the state of South Carolina. Hall is the highest rated high school commitment of Brad Brownell’s tenure.
After being shunned by the state’s top prospect each of the last two cycles, Brad Brownell and Co. were able to close on this year’s prime target. Hall is certainly not a guy on the level of a Zion Williamson or Josiah James, but make no mistake, he is a sought-after prospect and a big get for the Clemson staff and program.
Hall should be heavily involved in the rotation the minute he sets foot on campus. He is a skilled and versatile offensive player with the ability to score in the paint and also step out to three-point range. Hall is not an elite athlete, but not a stiff either, and should be able to compete defensively and on the glass also. His offensive acumen will ensure that he demands immediate playing time. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him start as a freshman.
The decision came down to Clemson and Virginia Tech, with the Hokies making a late push based on the Hall family’s relationship with new coach Mike Young — who was an assistant on the Wofford staff when Hall’s father played for the Terriers. But there was also a great relationship between Hall and Brownell, and it’s hard not to think proximity was helpful for the Tigers in snaring a prospect just over an hour from campus.
Florida was the other team heavily in the mix, but Hall also held an abundance of offers nationally including Tennessee, Maryland, Marquette, Texas Tech and others