UVA Guard Devon Hall (Photo: UVA Athletics)
UVA/Cape Henry guard Devon Hall is a second round NBA draft pick
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
With the 53rd overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, he Oklahoma City Thunder select University of Virginia Guard Devon Hall.
That made Hall a second round pick and the fifth UVA Cavalier to be selected in an NBA Draft since the draft class of 2012.
Not only has Head Coach Tony Bennett produced teams that are capable of making runs at the Final Four, but his players are also finding a future in the NBA.
Here’s the review of Devon Hall from ESPN:
“Hall’s professional approach to the game, toughness and overall intangibles will be appreciated by coaching staffs, and that should allow him to earn a roster spot and eventually find his niche on teams that put an emphasis on culture,” wrote ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony. “While not blessed with extraordinary talent, Hall has positional size, a high basketball IQ and enough chops as a shooter, defender and passer to eventually carve out a role.”
Hall is a six-foot-five athletic guard who averaged 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in the 2017-18 season. The 2017-18 Cavaliers finished the regular season with a 28-2 record, including a 17-1 record in-conference. They won the ACC Tournament in a three-game sweep, but their season ended early with a first round upset loss to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
Devon had a prolific career at the University of Virginia. He was selected for All-ACC second-team and All-ACC defensive team recognition this past season. Hall started his final 87 games at Virginia and was named to the All-ACC academic team in the past two seasons.
Hall attained a media studies degree at the University of Virginia before playing his final two seasons of eligibility. His brother Mark Hall played football for the university.
– Andy Hilton