It’s been almost a year since the high school basketball community in the Buckeye State has heard from Mike Hall. But, just because we haven’t heard much out of the current junior at Warren Local HS, doesn’t mean that he hasn’t been accomplishing big things on the court.
Just a year ago, as a sophomore, Hall was on Ohio’s biggest stage in the state final four as an important piece on a team that nearly made it to the State Championship game before losing to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s in the Division II semi-finals.
This year, Hall has picked up right where he left off last year in high school ball, leading Warren Local to wins and scoring a lot of points in the process.
The 6’6 small forward has been asked to play a variety of positions this year for Warren Local, a program from the tiny city of Vincent, located in eastern Ohio near the West Virginia border.
Hall has seen time at the point guard, shooting guard and small forward positions over his years at Warren Local, but this year due to a lack of team size the junior has even been called upon to play some post.
Known as a gifted all-around offensive player who is capable of scoring or distributing, Hall is a big and strong wing with a lot of ability. Last spring he might not have traveled much on the AAU circuit, but that should change this year when he suits up with the Hidden Gems out of Columbus.
Heading into the upcoming AAU season, Hall already has significant Division I college interest, including from schools such as Cleveland State, Western Carolina, American, UNC-Ashville, Longwood, Northern Kentucky and Division II powerhouse West Liberty.
Currently ranked as the #9 small forward in Ohio’s 2015 class by Triple Double Prospects, look for Hall to be a player who will get significantly more attention this spring as his name expands past the small-towns of south-east Ohio and throughout the entire state.