The Wright State Raiders announced on Wednesday that they have received a National Letter of Intent from Jaylon Hall, a 6-5 guard from Doss High School in Louisville, Kentucky.
Hall averaged 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game during his senior campaign for the Dragons and he has scored over 1,000 points in his career. Hall, Region 6 Player of the Year, was also a candidate for Mr. Basketball in the state of Kentucky.
Hall will join Tyler Mitchell and South Dakota State transfer Cole Gentry as the newcomers for the Raiders in 2017.
Coach Nagy has only been here for one season, but the one thing he has already proven is that when he has great guard play, they can win. The Raiders lacked a true point guard last year and yet they still had one of the most explosive offenses in the conference. The one thing that will be different for Nagy and the Raiders moving forward is that they have their point guard in place with South Dakota State transfer Cole Gentry. I expect clearer roles for players moving forward and that will definitely help with young player development.
Jaylon Hall looks like an explosive offensive scorer and more importantly he can defend as he averaged a couple steals a game. Defense was an issue last season for the Raiders but I like that this kid is not a one dimensional talent and can excel at both ends of the floor.
His build is not where it needs to be at the moment which makes me wonder if he will be red shirted right away, as most freshman are under coach Nagy. However, with the loss of grad transfer Mark Alstork who averaged just under 20 points per game, there will be a huge scoring void that needs to be filled. I don’t think that void can be filled by one player, however the Raiders may need a few guys to provide some scoring and this kid has all the tools to do so.
— WrightStateMBB (@WSU_MBB) April 12, 2017