Interview: Donta Hall, G League Ignite

NBA Call-Ups is delighted to bring you an exclusive interview with Donta Hall of the G League Ignite. The 23-year-old completed his rookie season during the 2019-20 campaign, featuring for the Grand Rapids Drive, Detroit Pistons, and Brooklyn Nets. Now, he’s in the 2021 G League bubble after signing with the new Ignite team.

Hall spent 4 seasons at the University of Alabama, between 2015-19, before signing with the Grand Rapids Drive in the NBA G League. In 38 games with the Drive, he averaged 15.4 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks.

Over the course of the 2019-20 G League season, Hall was ever-present on the league leaderboard. He was 3rd in total rebounds (403), 2nd in offensive rebounds (157), and 5th in defensive rebounds (246). In addition, Hall led the entire league in Offensive Rating (134.1), was the 4th-highest in Defensive Rating (103.6), and sat 7th in Player Efficiency Rating (25.5).

His dominant performances earned him G League All-Rookie Team, Second Team All-NBA G League, and All-Defensive Team honors. In February 2020, Hall received an NBA call-up with parent team, the Detroit Pistons.

The 6-foot-9 forward/center played in 4 contests for the Pistons. In that time, he posted averages of 1.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Another NBA opportunity then came for the Disney World bubble at the back-end of the 2019-20 season.

In the 2020 NBA bubble, Hall showed out for the Brooklyn Nets. Where in 6 games, he averaged 6.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1 block. He played in 17 minutes per contest and shot at a 77.8% rate from the field.

Whilst in a quarantine period ahead of the 2021 G League season, Donta Hall speaks about bubble life, joining G League Ignite, the potential of the prospects, and learning from the veterans on the team.

Further topics include Hall’s G League bubble expectations, his rookie season in the professional ranks, playing for the Detroit Pistons and Brooklyn Nets, as well as fighting for another NBA opportunity. Plus much more.

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