While the coronavirus pandemic has sports at a standstill at the moment, BYU men’s basketball got some good news for the future. Dallin Hall signed his letter of intent on Wednesday to play for the Cougars.
Hall tweeted his commitment to BYU on March 13. The 6-foot-4 guard from Fremont High caught the attention of Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell in late February during the 6A state tournament, when Hall led Fremont to the state title. In his senior year, Hall averaged 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 2.0 steals.
The high school senior finished the season second in 6A in scoring, second in assists, seventh in rebounds and first in 3-point field goals.
“I've been recruiting Dallin for a long time and we're very excited to get him to Provo,” coach Mark Pope said. “He captured the attention of basketball fans throughout the state, including Donovan Mitchell, with his incredible state title run this year. His vision off ball screens and ability to read changing defenses are at an elite level already. He's a great competitor and a physically imposing offensive player who can really score the ball. Cougar fans will be so impressed with Dallin's leadership and Hollywood caliber charisma.”
In his three seasons at Fremont, Hall totaled 1,536 points, 475 rebounds, 440 assists, 107 steals and 206 3-point field goals. Hall owns the Fremont record for points in a single game (43).
However, it may be a while before Hall is able to join the Cougars' roster. The Ogden native plans to serve a church mission in the Philippines before enrolling at BYU, with a tentative departure date of June 24.
He will enroll at BYU for the 2022-23 season following his mission.
Hall joins a recruiting class that also includes Spencer Johnson and Richie Saunders, who both signed in November.
Johnson, a Salt Lake Community College transfer, will join the Cougars for the 2020-21 season, while Saunders, a product of Wasatch Academy, is planning to serve a mission before enrolling in 2022-23.