Clemson star PJ Hall will return to school, pass on NBA draft

Matt Connolly05/25/23
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PJ Hall
PJ Hall (Lance King/Getty Images)

Clemson star PJ Hall has made his decision on the NBA draft.

Hall is returning to Clemson, he announced Thursday morning on social media.

The All-ACC performer declared for the draft back in March. He took part in the G League Elite Camp and ended up earning an invitation to the NBA combine after performing well.

The forward improved his stock with his play at the G League Elite Camp, the NBA combine and in private workouts. However, ultimately he decided to remain a Tiger.

Hall led Clemson in scoring last season, averaging 15.3 points, to go along with 5.7 rebounds per game.

He shot 53.5 percent from the field, 39.8 percent from 3-point range and 78.6 percent from the free throw line in 2022-23.

The former Dorman star is a versatile big who can score around the basket or step outside and knock down 3-point shots. With Hall back, Clemson has a chance to have a special season in 2023-24.

Prior to Hall declaring for the NBA draft back in March, he spoke about his future and what his decision would come down to.

“I couldn’t tell you, man, I mean obviously I love Clemson. I would love to be back here,” he said. “As of now, if that’s what God has in store for me, for sure. I don’t see anything crazy happening. I definitely would love to be playing next year, but we’d have to see.”

PJ Hall performs well at G League Elite Camp

On3’s Jamie Shaw was on hand at the G League Elite Camp earlier this month. Here is what Shaw had to say about Hall’s performance in Chicago:

“In his career, PJ Hall has made a name by playing within himself at an extremely high level. Hall carried that over to the G-League Elite Camp. He is a grinder, a grunt work guy who collects floor burns and sets jarring screens. He also shot 39.8 percent from three this season at Clemson. Hall did a good job of getting to his spots off the ball, setting up balanced, and moving with the ball handler to give a clean target.

The measurements will be big for him; if he does measure his listed 6-foot-10, his skill set could be quite valuable. He does have good length, and the shooting was pure here. The lateral quickness is a question, can he turn his hips and move and switch on that end as the players continue to get bigger and more athletic? Hall finished with 17 points, going 6-of-13 from the field and 3-of-7 from three.”

Hall ended up measuring at 6’8.25″. He weighed 241 pounds