Provo • While college sports are at a standstill and the NCAA is looking for a way to make up for lost games or providing a waiver for any senior student athletes that want to play another year, BYU men’s basketball received some good news in the midst of all the chaos.
Dallin Hall, one of the state of Utah’s top unsigned basketball recruits, finally made his choice. And he will turn in his Silverwolves jersey in for a Cougar one.
The three-star point guard from Fremont High School was also had offers from Utah State, Utah, Oregon State, Saint Mary's and from his hometown program at Weber State. Hall made visits to Oregon State and Utah State last October, but it was always about BYU.
Hall averaged 22.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.9 steals during the Class 6A state tournament and led the Silverwolves (23-3) to the state title in 2019-20.
The NCAA announced Friday that recruiting for all sports, both on and off campus, are suspended until April 15th. And with the possibility of having seniors come back for another season, BYU — and other programs — will have to reevaluate their scholarship offers for the upcoming year.
However, Hall isn’t looking to come to Provo in the fall. Instead, he plans to serve a two-year church mission before enrolling at BYU and joining the Cougars.
Hall is part of the Cougars’ recruiting class that includes Wasatch Academy guard Richie Saunders and Salt Lake Community College sharpshooter Spencer Johnson — an American Fork alum.