By: Jay Yeomans
Published: March 13, 2020
In a week full of bad breaks and worse news, the BYU basketball team finally got some good news.
That news came by way of Fremont star, Dallin Hall, who committed to the Cougars on Friday. Hall is a gifted scorer and playmaker who just finished leading the Silverwolves to a 23-3 record and a Utah 6A state championship.
Here is an in-depth look at his high school career and what he will bring to the floor once he lands in Provo.
Hall has been one of the best basketball players in Utah for each of the last three seasons. He was a second-team All-State selection as a sophomore after a breakout year which saw him average 16.9 points, 5.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals.
He was even better as a junior, leading the Silverwolves to 19 wins and a trip to the semifinals of state. The sharpshooter also made a jump statistically as he pushed his scoring average to 21.7 points a night while connecting on 79 shots from beyond the arc. He added 6.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.2 steals while registering three double-doubles to earn Deseret News 6A First-Team All-State recognition.
Hall capped off a tremendous high school career this past season as he set new career highs in scoring, rebounds, assists, and steals while adding some unforgettable performances.
He averaged 22.6 points a night to go along with 7.6 rebounds, 7.1 assists, and 2.0 steals in 26 games. He scored in double figures in all but two games, had 15 games with 20 points or more, five 30-point games and a pair of 40-point performances. He also totaled 11 double-doubles and an epic triple-double against Layton with 25 points, 12 dimes and 10 boards in a matchup with one of the state’s top teams.
I caught up with Jordan High assistant coach, Tennay Evans who delivered some high praise for the newest BYU commit.
“Dallin Hall has a high basketball IQ. He is strong and competitive,” said Evans. “He is the point guard you want to play with. He can play a role or take over and dominate. He doesn’t want the attention, he just wants to go out and win. If you underestimate him he will go out and destroy you.
“He is a hard worker from a great family. He is one of the premier point guards out of the state in the past few years.”
Speaking of what kind of fit he will be with the Cougars, Evans said, “He’s going to be a really good fit. He can control the tempo and the pace of the game. He can make the pass or stick the open jumper. Whatever Coach Pope requires of him – if it’s a pick and roll game he can do it, if he needs to attack and score he can that too.”
As for what kind of physical tools he brings with him, Hall has a great touch from the outside but can also get to the basket and finish with authority. He has good bounce and great court instincts.
Here are some highlights of his strong play from his senior season, including a blistering stretch where he scored seven points in 17 seconds and a huge dunk during the state tournament.
All stats from Deseret.com.