Rod Hall signs letter of intent to play basketball at Clemson

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CLEMSON, SC – Rod Hall of Laney High School in Augusta, GA became the fifth signee for Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell’s 2011-12 freshman class. Hall officially signed his national letter of intent to play for the Tigers over the weekend, joining the previously signed four-man group of Devin Coleman, K.J. McDaniels, T.J. Sapp and Bernard Sullivan Bernard Sullivan
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“Rod is an extremely talented athlete and a very competitive young man,” Brownell said. “He’s accomplished a great deal in his high school career, and we’re glad to add another winner to our program. On the basketball court he is a very good ball-handler and passer who will give us added depth. He possesses the size, strength and tenacity necessary to be a very good defender in our program.”

Hall was a two-time first-team AA all-state selection (2010, 2011) after leading Laney to consecutive AA state championship semifinal appearances. A 6-foot-2 guard, he was named the 2011 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) AA South Player of the Year. He also played in the GACA All-Star Game in Savannah following his senior season, scoring 15 points in that event.

Hall averaged 24.7 points per game as a senior and was named Region 3-AA Player of the Year for a second consecutive season. Hall is also a two-time Augusta Chronicle Boys Basketball Player of the Year. A decorated athlete, he was named first-team all-state in 2010 as a wide receiver for Laney’s football team by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

2011 Basketball Class

Devin Coleman

G • 6-3 • 190 • Fr.

Wynnewood, PA

Friends’ Central School

Three-star prospect according to ESPNU...played for the U.S. All-Stars in the 2011 Capital Classic in Upper Marlboro, MD...tied for team-high honors with 19 points in that all-star game...McDonald’s All-America nominee...averaged 16.2 points per game as a senior...two-time first-team AA all-state selection...named first-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Boys Basketball as a senior by the Philadelphia Inquirer...four-time All-Friends League selection...named first-team All-Main Line his final three seasons...led high school to three straight state championships among indepedent schools, he scored 17 points in the championship final as a senior...led team to two consecutive Friends League championships...scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a narrow loss to USA Today’s No. 2 ranked school, St. Anthony (NJ) on Feb. 6, 2011...St. Anthony was named the high school national champion by MaxPreps after producing an unblemished 33-0 record...named Most Valuable Player at the 2010 Big Apple Invitational...posted 30 points and 12 rebounds in championship game against Quality Education Academy (NC)...2010 Donofrio Classic MVP in Philadelphia, he scored 31 points in the championship game...posted career totals of 1,528 points, 602 rebounds and 128 three-point goals...attended same high school as former Syracuse star Hakim Warrick, an NBA veteran since 2005...coached by Jason Polykoff...born Dec. 18, 1992.

K.J. McDaniels

F • 6-6 • 195 • Fr.

Birmingham, AL

Central Park Christian School

Three-star prospect according to most of the national recruiting services...two-time NACA (National Association of Christian Athletes) All-American, winning the honor in 2010 as a junior and 2011 as a senior...2011 NACA Most Outstanding Player after leading Central Park Christian to its second consecutive national championship...2010 NACA All-Tournament Team compiled a 45-3 combined record in back-to-back seasons...averaged 18.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.4 blocks and 3.3 assists per game as a senior in 2010-11...2010 Neosho Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team choice...coached by Don Broadnax...father, Kevin, played basketball at South Alabama from 1989-91...Kevin was a second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 1991 after leading the Jaguars in scoring at 13.4 points per game...South Alabama advanced to the NCAA Tournament that season after winning the Sun Belt Conference Tournament...born Mar. 3, 1993.

T.J. Sapp

G • 6-3 • 190 • Fr.

Oakland Park, FL

Northeast High School

Three-star prospect according to most of the national recruiting services...rated the No. 7 prospect in the state of Florida by fourth-team all-state selection as a junior, he should be a higher selection as a senior when the all-state teams are announced...played in 2011 Florida vs. USA Basketball Hardwood Classic, he led Florida with 16 points and was named to the All-Showcase Team after the event...played in South Florida All-Star Basketball Showcase, leading Broward County Public School Team to victory over Dade County after scoring 19 points...won slam dunk contest in that event as well...named to All-Tournament Team at the 2010 Kreul Classic in Coral Springs, FL; his top game was a 31-point effort in an upset win over rival Dillard High School...also posted 24 against Dillard later in the season in a Feb. 5, 2011 game...averaged 19.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a junior in 2009-10...All-Broward County selection by the Miami Herald...led his high school to No. 2 ranking in the state poll his junior season...coached by Gerald Gillion.

Bernard Sullivan

F • 6-8 • 215 • Fr.

Charlotte, NC

Davidson Day School

Four-star prospect according to both and, he is the No. 70 overall prospect by Scout and No. 91 by Rivals...four-star prospect according to both services, he is listed as the No. 10 prospect at his position nationally by and No. 19 by prospect according to ESPNU, he is the No. 22 rated power forward among the 2011 class...MVP of the West team at the Jordan Brand Classic Regional All-Star Game in Charlotte on April 16...posted double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds in that contest...first-team all-state selection among the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association...Lake Norman Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year...named All-Southern Piedmont Athletic Association, he was also an SPAA All-Tournament Team choice...named to All-Tournament Team at Stop DWI Tournament in New York...averaged 15.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as a senior, while shooting 57 percent on field goals and 71 percent on free throws...posted 34 points in win over Statesville Christian on Jan. 28, 2011...scored 31 in Davidson Day’s upset over ESPNU’s No. 24 ranked United Faith Academy on Feb. 11, 2011...coached by Ron Johnson at Davidson Day...named one of four U.S. Student of Character award winners at the school...played his first three seasons at North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, he was a three-time all-conference player before transferring to Davidson Day...averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior...played in the North-South “Battle of the Classes” All-Star Game...MVP of the 2009 Wilmington Holiday Classic...named to U17 All-Tournament Team at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions on the AAU circuit in the summer of 2010...born Nov. 17, 1992.

Rod Hall

G • 6-2 • 210 • Fr.

Augusta, GA

Lucy C. Laney High School

Two-time Augusta Chronicle Boys Basketball Player of the Year (2010, 2011)...played in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game, he scored 15 points...2011 GACA AA South Player of the Year...two-time first-team AA all-state selection (2010, 2011)...two-time Region 3-AA Player of the Year (2010, 2011)...averaged 24.7 points per game as a senior when he led Laney to the AA state semifinals for the second straight season...averaged 21.9 points per game as a junior and led team to the AA state semifinals...coached by Jerry Hunter...standout football player at Laney, he was named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution all-state team in 2010 as a wide receiver...coached by Jerry Hunter.


Signees update: Bernard Sullivan was named MVP for the West team at the 2011 Jordan Brand Regional Classic All-Star Game in Charlotte on Saturday...Sullivan had 17 points and 12 rebounds...Devin Coleman shared team-high honors by scoring 19 points for the U.S. All-Stars in Sunday’s Capital Classic in Upper Marlboro, MD.

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