A group of talented underclassman college basketball players participated yesterday in an elite camp at Pitt and one of them impressed Jeff Capel enough to earn an offer.
Following the camp, Capel informed 2020 power forward PJ Hall (6-8, 215) from Roebuck, South Carolina that he’d earned an offer to play for him at Pitt.
This morning, PSN spoke to Hall about coming to in the camp and getting the news from Pitt.
“Earlier this summer, I received a text from one of Pitt’s coaches asking me to come up and attend the camp,” said Hall. “I was intrigued so I wanted to come. I asked my parents if we could make the drive and we split it up into two drives and stayed at my grandmothers house, it was about 6 hours from there. I was real happy I went.”
“The coaches really made it a family-like environment when introducing themselves to me. The camp had a lot of great players there and it was a really fun environment. I had a really great time and I think I got better.”
As far as the offer goes, Hall tells me that he’s been in contact with the Pitt coaches for a while so the offer didn’t totally surprise him but at the same time he wasn’t totally sure that he’d be getting one.
Aside from participating in competitive basketball, Hall also had a chance to visit the city of Pittsburgh and Pitt’s campus for the first time.
“It was really nice, I didn’t know if was so nice of a place, it was gorgeous up there,” said Hall. “The campus and the Cathedral were so nice, plus Pitt’s arena and facilities were super.”
“Right now, I’m working to improve my ball handling so I can play on the perimeter. I’m kind of like a stretch four who can pick and pop really well and take it in from the perimeter. I would like to get it to where I can bring it up the court, make a move, drive to the hole, kick it out and facilitate from the perimeter,” said Hall.
Pitt joins South Carolina, Florida, South Florida, Georgia, Clemson, Wofford, North Florida and Winthrop as schools that have offered Hall.
— Sensei (@SenseiHoops) August 4, 2018