Hall commits to Alabama

Danta Hall, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound power forward, opted to stay local and commit to Alabama.

Alabama added their second pledge in 2015 recruiting class on Thursday.

Danta Hall, a 6-foot-8 forward, became the first basketball player out of Luverne (Ala.) High to commit to a Division-1 school. Hall's high school coach Richard Dorsey said Alabama was the first school to prioritize him.

"Him and his mom talked about it for a while," Dorsey said. "They built a relationship with him. He felt like they were the best fit. He got to know them. His mom felt comfortable with them. They were the first one on the scene."

Dorsey said UAB was under strong consideration and he had scholarship offers from Auburn, Georgia and Mississippi State. Hall visited Alabama unofficially for a game in January.

Hall averaged 14 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks a game, per his coach. Dorsey raved about his potential and ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor.

"His upside," he said when asked what makes him special. "He's very athletic. He runs the floor very well. His defense is good, but it's going to be that much better once he gets on a different level. He has a good instincts for the ball."

"His offense is very good, which a lot of people don't know," he added. "With the team I had he didn't have to do it, except at certain times. He's great at protecting the rim, rebounding, running the floor and finishing around the rim."

Alabama also holds a pledge Montgomery (Ala.) Carver standout Brandon Austin.

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