The recruiting process has been an unorthodox journey to say the least for 6’7’ Josh Hall of Genesis Academy. However, given Hall’s style of play, unorthodox seems to be right where he feels the most comfortable.

Originally from Michigan by way of Houston, Texas, Hall played his final three years of high school at Genesis Academy in Lynchburg, Virginia. In October of 2014, Hall committed to hometown Rice University. However, after completing AAU, Hall decided to part ways with Rice.

Hall is a unique talent, he carries a long and slender frame. His style is versatile (for lack of a better term) in that on both ends of the court he is able to do a lot of things. Defensively he can guard the 2 through 4 and offensively he can play as a downhill wing or a big guard that gets you into sets.

Hall has come to numerous Phenom events, let’s see how he has progressed:

2014 Phenom Open Gym Tour
The Glue
6’7 Junior Josh Hall
had a summer that saw him continually climb up rankings lists, as he is now consistently in the 75 range. Entering the summer with some buzz, the Michigan by way of Houston native now holds offers from the likes of Wake Forest, Kansas St, Nebraska, Cincinnati, and more. Hall plays as the glue for this team. With his length and court savvy, Hall is able to do a lot of things for Genesis, on both ends of the floor.

2014 Phenom National Showcase
6’7 ’16 Josh Hall of Genesis Academy
It was a learning weekend for Genesis Academy after a disappointing team showing on the court. That being said, you can tell a lot about a player when the team faces adversity. Who steps up and shows leadership' In our opinion 6’7 Junior Josh Hall did exactly that. He demonstrated a positive attitude especially when things weren’t going well for the team. Josh has good length and athleticism, but the best word to describe Hall may be “mobile.” He can play and guard multiple position and has a certain fluidness and smoothness to his game. Josh competes at a high level and his effort appears effortless. Things simply come easy to him on the court!
In the first game, Hall enjoyed a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. Hall went 4-9 from the floor and 5-9 from the free throw line. However, on Saturday night, he had a game high 23 points going 11-19 from the floor and 1-2 from the free throw line. In addition, he collected 8 rebounds. More importantly, Josh is a tough hard-nose competitor that has a knack of getting to the rim and initiating contact. He plays hard and is a tremendous commitment for Rice University.

Coming off a 2015 recruiting class in which they only took one player, Hall is the third commitment in Nevada’s 2016 class. He joins California point guard Devearl Ramsey and California power forward Kenneth Wooten.

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