Standing 6-7, Ferrakohn Hall has always been a bit of a tweener looking to define his role. Blessed with good athleticism and quickness, the senior has always been excellent along the baseline. After looking to prove his worth on the wing during the summers, the Memphis (TN) White Station senior has looked to establish himself as more of an inside presence during his final high school go round.
"It's something that I've done always in the past, but as the summers had gone on I'd wanted to show I was a more versatile player and that I could play on the wing," said Hall of playing more in the lane. "Now, I'm trying to put it all together. Sometimes it doesn't always come together but I'm always attacking the boards now."
The way Hall looks at things, the evolution of the college game makes versatile guys in his size range more important. He's probably right. With more teams playing three and four guard lineups and four out and one in sets, guys who can play as combo forwards have become more attractive.
"I'm trying to be a combo guy," said Hall. "I know I've got a lot of things to work on but I'm trying. I feel like I'm still quicker than a lot of fours but bigger than a lot of threes."
On the recruiting front, Hall continues to attract attention from high majors as the spring signing date approaches.
"I'm getting recruited by Memphis, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Missouri and Arkansas," Hall told Scout.com. "I'm open to more schools. But, I want them to know that I want to be able to come in and play and develop.
Looking ahead, Hall is continuing to work on his overall skill level in preparation for the jump to college. However, there's one area in particular that he knows he needs the most improvement.
"Right now, weight gain and getting bigger," said Hall of what he needs to work on the most. "I've got to be able to bang with the big boys and take the little man."
Although he hasn't set up any official visits just yet, Hall is looking to do so in the near future. He'd like to take as many as he can upon the completion of his season. However, even with limited time before signing day, he's not going to rush and will make sure he finds the best fit.
"I feel like I still have the ability to take my time," finished Hall. "I feel like the coaches that are recruiting me are serious and that they'll wait for me to make up my mind.
"Playing time is obviously important. But, I really want to play for a contender. Basically, I want to win."