New calls for top 100 Hall

Interest continues to pick up for 6-foot-9 Paintsville (Ky.) Johnson Central big man Shane Hall. Hall recently took a Butler visit and is planning others.

Shane Hall had an impressive run this spring and summer.

It started playing with Josh Maxey's Kentucky Elite squad and ended with a nice run through the adidas Invitational in early July, where Hall was a big part of Louisville Magic's championship title.

Hall, who has grown to 6-foot-9, is an elite level athlete that runs the floor well, rebounds his area and contests shots.

His play over the summer has led to increased college interest, his father – Brad Hall -- told

"As far as phone calls increasing Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest seem to be showing more and more interest," Hall told

"We've heard from West Virginia and Boston College recently," he added. "Purdue is starting to show interest again. They are calling again."

Butler, Kentucky, Florida and Xavier are also showing varying degrees of interest.. Xavier will have him on campus this weekend for an unofficial visit.

"We are going to Xavier Saturday," he said.

"Xavier and we are going to visit Northern [Kentucky]," Hall said. "They've offered and we've never visited. We may visit Morehead too. They've offered."

Thus far, Hall is handling majority of his son's recruitment, as the younger Hall often times forgets to look at this phone.

"Shane's phone is dead for three days sometimes," Hall laughed. "He misses calls."

With the increased interest, Hall said they could afford to be a little more selective.

"We are a little more picky," he said. "We are looking it a little harder. We are trying to figure out who is serious and that's who we are trying to narrow it down to who we want to visit."

"Shane isn't worried about the name on the shirt or the conference," Hall said. "He wants to go somewhere he can play and he can win."

Hall traveled to Indianapolis to visit Butler a few weeks ago. During the trip Brad Stevens and company offered Hall a scholarship.

"Butler was a good offer," he said. "He really liked them."

"Butler was great," Hall added. "It's a small campus, which I think suits Shane. Coach Stephens is just the way he appears on TV. He seems to be a very good guy."

Hall, a four-star prospect, is currently regarded as the No. 64 overall prospect in the 2014 class.

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