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SEC school high on Halls list

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Every time Kenny Hall, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward from Redan High School in Stephenson, Ga., steps out onto the floor, there is someone watching.
Hall doesn't want to notice the watching eyes. He wants to focus on the games. However, it is hard not to notice when there are so many.
"I really try not to focus who is in the stands," Hall said. "But I sometimes know."
Coaches from Clemson, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Duke, Georgia Tech and Southern California have all made it out to see Hall this year, he said. Bruce Pearl, Dennis Felton and Mark Gottfried lead the charge for head coaches that have made the trek to the Atlanta suburbs to see Hall play this season.
There is good reason to see him. He's one of the top big men in the country that is still uncommitted. Averaging a cool double-double of nearly 20 points and a dozen rebounds, Hall has the tools that the good ones have.
"When I get the ball, I think that nobody can stop me. I'm getting double teams, triple teams and stuff," Hall said. "Every time I get the ball something good happens. I get fouled or I score or I get an assist."
That kind of versatility and confidence is a good reason why he's such a coveted prospect. Hall is doing his homework, too. He wants to know what place fits him the best.
The four-star forward has unofficially visited Clemson, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee over the last year.
There is one school that stands out the most with the top 30 national prospect.
"I'm liking Tennessee right now," Hall said. "They stand out to me. I like the way that they play. The press all game and I like their coaches. They are cool guys. I like the way Bruce Pearl works with their team. He tells them to shoot it whenever they are open. Everyone is going to get their shots off there. So I like them."
He hasn't closed the door on the rest of the pack, Hall says, but the Vols have clearly made an impression early on.
"I'm still watching everyone else but they are the only ones that are really standing out," Hall said.
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