Well, Virginia fans that were getting worried about the Cavaliers recent misses when it comes to recruiting point guards can put their doubts aside now. Virginia has landed an absolute stud Point Guard in Virginia Beach’s Devon Hall. Hall, who will re-classify from the 2014 class back to 2013 (was originally 2013) gave his pledge to the Cavaliers early Sunday morning while on Grounds in Charlottesville.
Hall, who held offers from Florida, Missouri, Georgia, Memphis, Maryland, Virginia Tech and others, is the younger brother of UVA football player Mark Hall. The Cape Henry Collegiate standout was rated the 38th best player in the 2014 class by Rivals, and 41st by ESPN. Expect Hall to keep a very high rating on all hoops recruiting services despite his move to the 2013 class, and he will be at least a 4-star prospect as well. Hall is a really big point guard. At 6’5’’ 180, size isn’t going to be an issue for the Virginia commit.
This is a huge get for Virginia. The much scrutinized (granted, by fans on message boards), point guard search for Tony Bennett finally seems to be over, at least for a while. Hall obviously has direct ties to the University, with his brother on Grounds starting this summer. With that said, it’s always good to lock down the prospects you have an "in" with, especially with a talent like Hall. His offer sheet shows that the big boys were starting to come calling for Hall, even though he was a 2014 prospect, and a long ways from signing a Letter of Intent. With Hall in the fold, Bennett and his staff can turn their attention to other needs in 2013, possibly adding a big man. Landing Hall is a major victory for the UVA staff, and moving him up to 2013 shows that the staff obviously thinks that A. he’s ready and B. they need him soon.