If you’re wondering if it’s the time of the year for recruiting news to start kicking up again, well, JOKE’S ON YOU because that’s all of the time. There’s always recruiting things going on somewhere somehow. That’s just the fact of the matter.
But since you’re reading this article, then that means that we have something worth talking about, and it’s a brand new scholarship offer in this case. Marquette has extended an offer to PJ Hall, a forward in the class of 2020. I saw it first from Jake Weingarten, but it looks like Hall’s club team has it, too.
Marquette just offered Top-75 junior PJ Hall, a source told Stockrisers and Prep Hoops. They’ve been in to see him before, could become a major target.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) February 18, 2019
247 Sports lists Hall as a 6’9”, 220 pound power forward hailing from Roebuck, South Carolina. That’s in the northern part of the state, about equidistant from Asheville and Charlotte. The 247 Composite system says that he’s the #65 player in the country, the 9th best power forward, and the best player in the state of South Carolina. 9th amongst power forwards has him three spots lower than Dawson Garcia, who was just on an official visit to Marquette recently, and four spots ahead of Jamari Sibley, a Marquette target who attends Nicolet High School in the northern Milwaukee suburbs. It looks like Hall already has 16 offers in hand, including ones from Florida and Tennessee.
Here’s a 4 minute highlight reel for him that was posted back in May of 2018.
Marquette needs to put some impact players on the roster in 2020, as the Golden Eagles project to be losing four seniors after the previous season. Most notably, Sam Hauser and Markus Howard look to be seniors on their way out, and those two have been carrying a pretty heavy load for Marquette since day one. As things stand right now, Marquette looks to have four open scholarships for the fall of 2020, and that’s on top of Symir Torrence, who has already committed to play for MU. It’s possible that Torrence might end up as a Class of 2019 prospect, but we’ll have to wait and see how that shakes out after this current season.
Here’s how the scholarship situation looks for Marquette right now.