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Mar 03, 2022

PJ Hall for Most Improved Player and All-ACC 🗳

Hall for All-ACC, Most Improved Player

PJ Hall is the most improved player in the ACC this season. Hall is +12.0 in PPG, +3.7 in RPG, +1.5 in APG and +1.0 block per game. Hall has increased his 3-point shooting by nearly 20.0 percent and despite the increased work load is shooting 48.9 percent this season, including a 52.3 effective field goal percentage.

• Ranks among the league leaders in scoring (13th – 15.5 ppg); field goal percentage (8th – 48.9 percent); free throw percentage (7th – 79.1 percent); blocks (8th – 1.2 per game)

• Hall netted a career-high 28 points at Florida State (Feb. 15). He has three double-doubles, six 20-point games. He has grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds against Drake (Dec. 11) and has three double-digit rebounding games.

• In conference play, Hall is averaging 16.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 blocks per game. He is shooting 48.6 percent from the field.

• Hall is on pace to become the highest scoring post player at Clemson since Trevor Booker (2009-10; 15.2 ppg).

• Hall has stepped into a full-time starting role this season after the departure of All-ACC player Aamir Simms.

• Hall’s production has skyrocketed in numerous categories with the expanded playing time and vital role played while on the floor for the Tigers.

• Hall’s 24.0 PER (Player Efficiency Rating) is fifth amongst sophomores in the ACC this season.

• But with a Usage Percentage of 29.6, Hall is one of only two second-year players in the top four of the ACC this season.

• The local product produced 25-straight double-digit scoring games, which included a career-high 28 points at FSU, three 22-point scoring games and one 20-point outing.

• Hall notched a career-high 28 points at Florida State (Feb. 15) on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor. He also finished 12-for-13 at the foul line – another career best.

• His 12 made free throws are the most since Milton Jennings made 16-of-18 on Jan. 27, 2013 against Virginia Tech. A 77-70 Tiger victory.

• His fifth 20-point game came in a 24-point effort against North Carolina (Feb. 8). He finished 9-for-18 from the floor.

• He totaled his first career double-double against Drake (Dec. 11) with 22 points and 13 rebounds. He garnered six boards on the offensive glass.

• Hall turned in a stretch where he went 18-for-18 at the free throw line from Dec. 4 at Miami until Dec. 18 at home against South Carolina. He was 23-for-25 total in that stretch.

• He has collected multiple blocks in five games this season, including a career-high three against St. Bonaventure (Nov. 19) and South Carolina (Dec. 18).

• He has totaled three 3-pointers in a game on three occasions (vs. Wofford, vs. St. Bonaventure and vs. Virginia).

• Hall is the first player since Jaron Blossomgame (Feb. 25, 2017 vs. Florida State) to finish at least 9-for-9 at the line in a game.

• He is also just the fourth Tiger to do so during the Brad Brownell Era at Clemson.

““(PJ) Hall is the most improved player on the planet. He played nine minutes a game last year and he’s one of the better big guys in the country; he’s a pro, really. He can shoot, go out and [he’s] mobile.” - Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Jan. 25)”

““He’s an animal. He’s one of the best bigs in the league [ACC].” - Louisville Interim Head Coach Mike Pegues (Feb. 18)”