Class of 2020 NC State commit Josh Hall announced Monday morning that he would be testing the NBA pre-draft process while maintaining his college eligibility. Hall is originally a member of the class of 2019. Having reclassified and played a post-grad year at Moravian Prep, he is eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft.
The 4-star, 6-foot-9 guard from Durham initially committed and signed to NC State in November and became the prized jewel of an impressive recruiting class for Kevin Keatts. There were rumblings about Hall going pro or testing the process since before the commitment, and a great season at Moravian Prep only added fuel to that fire.
closer to my dreams ? pic.twitter.com/IMwJ9jGjcz
— Josh Hall (@jay5mula) April 6, 2020
Many college basketball fans remember NC State going through a similar situation last year, in which Jalen Lecque committed to the Wolfpack and stayed in the NBA Draft after testing the waters, without ever playing at NC State. Many Wolfpack fans will be hoping for a different result this time around. While Hall has not gotten the same level of public draft buzz as Lecque had at this point, sources tell me that the “Big Guard” has drawn late first-round interest.
The pre-draft process will be vastly different this year than years past, which could impact the feedback a prospect is able to receive. However, for a player who has drawn Kevin Durant comparisons, it could be easy for NBA teams. This decision will be a key one to watch across the ACC.