Josh Hall announced on Thursday night that he will hire an agent and remain in the NBA Draft, forgoing his college career. He is the second NC State signee in as many classes to sign with the Wolfpack only to skip college entirely.
“I’m two feet into this process and am excited to see what the future holds. For now it’s time to get to work and make my family proud.”
It never feels like work when you do what you love. Excited to take the next step in my basketball journey! pic.twitter.com/sbqjG3Fc52— Josh Hall (@jay5mula) May 1, 2020
I don’t think Hall was expected to stay in the draft, so this smarts just a bit. He is a consensus top-50 kid in his class, but wasn’t quite in the elite territory of the guys you’d think are most inclined to skip college. I am certainly in no place to judge this decision and I wish him the best with his professional career.
Kevin Keatts has lost his top signee two years running now, all before they set foot on campus, and that’s just tough. Frustrating to be sure. Having to quickly adjust to losing what you thought were going to be major pieces of your building process is, I’m sure, a serious kick in the gut.
But what can you do but move on.