Category: Latest News Written by Scott Burgess
Rock Island 2015 shooting guard Tyler Hall opened a lot of eyes with his play during the July evaluation period for Quad City Elite 16U. He had several huge scoring games where he put his team on his back. The rising junior is a plus shooter from both mid-range and three. When he gets in a zone it is lights out! He is also a solid passer for an off guard hitting the open man when the defense is gearing to stop him.
In one game at the GRBA National Championships in Ft. Wayne, Hall went for 31 points and could not miss in the second half. He talked about when he gets in those types of zones.
“When I have a hot hand I try to get open and come off screens. My teammates did a really good job of getting me open.”
How did his Quad City Elite team do during the summer?
“We did pretty good. We are undersized, but we played hard and had really good defense. We won a lot of games.”
Hall broke down what he feels his strengths are projecting toward the next level.
“Perimeter shooting definitely. I think I can get my teammates open a lot. Getting assists and running the offense sometimes.”
Next year he will have a larger role for Rock Island. They will be a team to watch with Hall along with seniors CJ Carr and Trey Sigel.
“It is going to be a really fun year. A lot of potential with a lot of good players. I look forward to winning and hopefully get to state.”
During July he picked up his first offer from South Dakota. Other schools showing interest include Iowa, Northern Iowa, Colgate, Creighton, Evansville, Oregon, and Loyola. On Friday, Hall took a visit to Iowa. He told us what he enjoyed about the visit.
“I liked the facility including the practice gym and the weight room. I also liked their style of play and the Carver Center!”
Hall says he enjoyed getting to know the Hawkeyes coaches and discussed what they spoke about.
“How I would fit in and just being comfortable with basketball and academics.”
What did the coaches say they liked about his game?
“That I can shoot, but also can handle the ball and make plays as well.”