When we recently profiled Virginia sophomore Devon Hall, his father – and coach – Mark Hall felt his son could receive an offer from the Terps during an upcoming unofficial visit to College Park. It turns out he won’t have to wait that long.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon called and offered the 6-5 guard Monday morning, Mark Hall said.
“He got the offer. It’s great,” Mark Hall said. “That’s amazing. That’s great. We spoke to Coach and he definitely put it on the table that the offer is there. He didn’t put it in writing because he’s just a sophomore. I don’t think they can do that until after June 15th. But that’s big. I’m excited about it and Devon’s excited about it. We’re definitely going to be talking to them and developing our relationship a little bit.”
The younger Hall, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound point guard, averaged 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds this season, leading Cape Henry Collegiate School to its first Virginia Independent Schools state title and earning state player of the year honors.
He’s also got offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami, Oregon State, Georgia and Winthrop, along with interest from North Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Villanova and others. Despite some chatter that he might favor the Tar Heels and Cavaliers, his father said his son remains wide open and is eager to learn more about Maryland.
The Terps “see him as a projected combo guard. I’m thinking by the time he gets out of high school he’ll be 6-7 or so. They like his leadership, and every coach that comes around likes his basketball I.Q. Coach [Turgeon] definitely thinks he has a high ceiling,” he said.
The Halls plan to take an unofficial visit to Maryland sometime in May when Devon has a weekend off from playing with the Boo Williams travel program.
“That will be good for us to spend some time with the coaches and develop that relationship a little bit more,” he said. “The academic piece, that’s what we really want to learn about. That’s important to Devon and his mother and I, because I know a lot of kids aspire to the NBA, but we’re realistic. We know it’s a longshot for a lot of kids and at the end of the day, the academics are most important.”Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun