University of Virginia’s Devon Hall was selected in the second round with the No. 53 pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2018 NBA Draft
53rd pick. Thunder takes 6-6 SG Devon Hall from Virginia.— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) June 22, 2018
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Hall, who had a break out season for the Hoos last year, gives the Cavaliers a player drafted in four of the last five years. He joins Mike Scott, Joe Harris, Justin Anderson, and Malcolm Brogdon in the NBA.
In his final season with the Hoos, Hall shot 45.4% from the field and 43.2% from three. He was second in the ACC in assist-to-turnover ration at 3.1 and averaged a career best 11.7 points per game. Over his time at Virginia, Hall improved each year as he took on more and more responsibility for Coach Bennett and the Hoos.
After graduating, Hall participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, helping his team finish third in the even. Hall finished the three games of the tournament averaging 17.3 points per game (7th overall), 5.7 rebounds (26th), 3.3 assists (10th), and 1.7 steals (5th) on 35.3 minutes played per game (most overall) and shot a tournament high 60% from three. HIs performance earned him a spot on the PIT All-Tournament team and garnered attention from scouts.
At the combine, Hall measured 6-6 (with his shoes on), and a wingspan just shy of 6-9. His size and length is good for a shooting guard in the NBA, and his work ethic makes him a great pick up for the Thunder.
“He’s made himself into a really complete player who’s won a lot,” UVA head coach Tony Bennett told Jeff White from VirginiaSports.com, “and I think he has the physical body, the size, that [NBA teams] like.”