Dallin Hall’s senior season with the Fremont High boys’ basketball team couldn’t have ended any better.
The Silverwolves won the 6A state championship over rival Davis, which had beaten them twice in the regular season. A couple of weeks later, Hall committed to play basketball at BYU after waiting the entire season to make a decision.
Then he received an honor no boys’ basketball player at Fremont has ever won. He was named the Gatorade Utah Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year.
“I’m just really honored to receive the award and I know that it’s a big honor,” Hall said. “But at the same time, I worked hard for it and I’m glad to have achieved that.”
Hall said along with the announcement of winning the award came a video depicting NFL legend Peyton Manning saying how prestigious the award is. He added that although he was aware that he was nominated and felt confident he would win, the final announcement wasn’t on his mind much.
“It wasn’t going to phase me much either way because I had gotten the ultimate goal, which was a state championship,” Hall said.
Hall averaged 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game in his senior season with the Silverwolves.
After he returns from a mission in the Philippines for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hall hopes to make an impact with BYU, which was slated to compete in the NCAA Tournament before that was canceled due to the coronavirus.
“Nothing is given in college ball. It’s all earned,” Hall said. “So I’m going to get there, try and put in the time to earn my playing time and then try and make some noise with coach [Mark] Pope because he’s definitely a coach that I can do that with, I think.”