MAJOR: Graphic Arts/Design or Sports Administration
HIGH SCHOOL: Model Laboratory (#14)
CLUB TEAM: Overtime Performance 2022 (#14)
HOMETOWN: Richmond, KY
SKILLS: Stationary vertical: 20 inches, Dynamic vertical: 26 inches, 69″ wingspan, Lateral Speed Testing: 2.43 seconds right to left and 2.44 seconds left to right; Straight Line Speed Testing: 16.07 seconds (half-court back, full court down and back)
2021 MODEL LABORATORY H.S.
20 points/game, 8 rebounds/game, 6 assists/game, 4 steals/game, 45% FG, 40% 3FG, 80% FT
2020 MODEL LABORATORY H.S.
12.5 points/game, 6 rebounds/game, 5.5 assists/game, 2 blocks/game, 32% 3-pointers, 60% FT, 30 games
2019 MODEL LABORATORY H.S.
10 points/game, 7 rebounds/game, 3 assists/game
CLUB (OVERTIME PERFORMANCE)
10 points/game, 6 rebounds/game, 4 assists/game, 2 blocks/game, 75% FT
Ranked #11 SF in Kentucky by Prep Hoop Girls
Projected to become school’s all-time leading scorer in 2021-2022
Projected to become 2nd guard in school history with 1,000 points & 500 rebounds
KY Prep East All-Star Selection
2021 KHSAA Triple Threat Award
2021 KHSAA Academic All-American (HM)
Led team in scoring & assists, 2nd in rebounding
All-Region Team, Honorable Mention
KY Prep East Kentucky All-Star Team
Led team to most wins in school history (19)
America’s Team, USA Basketball Invitation
Christmas Classic Tournament Player of the Game
KY Prep East Kentucky All-Star Team
2021 Team Captain
2021 Varsity starter
2020 All-District Team
2019 KHSAA Triple Threat Award
2019 Captain’s Award
2018 Coach’s 110% Award
H.S. TRACK & FIELD
2021 District Champion – Shot put
2021 District Champion – Long jump
2021 #1 Ranked long jump, Region 5
2021 #2 Ranked shot put, Region 5
2021 #5 Ranked 200M, Region 5
2021 #2 Ranked 4×100 relay, Region 5
2021 State Championship – Shot put, 16th place
2021 State Championship, DNC in 200M, LJ and 4×100
2019 District Champion, Shot Put
2019 District runner-up, Long Jump
2022 SG/SF Keaton Hall averages 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists per game. An athletic player who is physically strong and tenacious with an aggressive style offensively and defensively. Has no fear, very confident and will take on any defender. Can drive hard to the basket or pull up for a jumper. High basketball IQ and impressive passing ability. Fast on her feet. Quick release on the jump shot from 3-point range. Young for her age, but a mature player with budding talent. Projects for even more scoring ability this season and beyond. An innate athlete. Outstanding work ethic on and off the court. Also a state contender in the shot put, Keaton’s power and strength are additional assets – especially when rebounding. Plays tough in the lane. Started on varsity as a freshman.
— Linda Blackwell Bentley, ScoutU Scout, 312-909-3602, Linda@ScoutU.com
Keaton is the hardest-working kid I know and craves feedback from coaches. Keaton spent most of last spring and summer working on her game. She followed a strict lifting program several days a week, exercised and worked on ball handling on Zoom with our team 3-4 times a week. This was her routine for several months. In season, in addition to team practices and games, she comes to the gym in the mornings before school 2-3 times a week to shoot and for an extra session on the weekend. Every second she has away from school or team events is spent on basketball. She watches film and clips of herself or higher-level players, and she is in contact communication with all of her coaches. This is both to increase her basketball IQ and just because she loves it that much. She is truly in love with the game and understands the commitment it takes to play at the next level.
I believe Keaton’s defense will be her biggest asset to a college program. She takes pride in guarding the other team’s best player. She can defend multiple positions – it’s not uncommon for me to assign her to a point guard one game and a center the next. Her fitness and no-quit attitude keep her aggressively harassing ball handlers for 32 minutes. She is strong and physical, and she can consistently grab rebounds. On offense, Keaton’s game is led by aggression and quickness. Her first step is insanely fast. She is as good as players come in breaking down defenders off the dribble. She knows how to change pace and attack. Her ball handling is well above average. She is a skilled passer. She runs well in transition and loves to play fast. She is right-handed, but can use her left hand with the same skill, if not better. She knows how to finish from any angle with either hand.
Keaton’s biggest area of improvement is shooting consistency. I don’t look for this to be a long-term problem, however, because Keaton started basketball later than most college-level players. She really didn’t play basketball until late in middle school. By then, she had developed habits that were hard to break. She worked hard to develop her shot and made 32% of her 3-pointers her sophomore year, but her mid-range and free throws are still lacking. Again, she has worked hard to improve these areas. She is currently shooting 71% from the FT line and is trending upwards. I also think her field goal percentage will increase in the next 2 years due to her increased body control that she continues to develop through weightlifting. I believe she hasn’t even come close to reaching her potential.
— Candace Wells, Model Laboratory H.S. Coach
MESSAGE FROM KEATON
My name is Keaton Hall, and I am a 2022 graduate of Model Laboratory School in Richmond, Kentucky. I’m a 5-foot-9 versatile playmaker who can handle the point, shoot off the dribble, or drop to the wing. I can score (20 PPG) or defend from wherever my coach and team need me. I currently have a 3.6 GPA while taking AP classes and dual credit college courses. Over the past year, all our instruction has been virtual, which has been quite challenging.
I am a confident, proven leader who loves to compete. Strong, fast and athletic, I play multiple varsity sports and have received several All-District awards in each sport. My work ethic and passion to win have been the driving forces behind my success. I’ve worked tirelessly to separate myself from the competition. I am the first one in the gym and the last to leave. Outside of practices and during the offseason, I work with private coaches to enhance my skills and versatility. I utilized the COVID-19 lockdowns to my advantage by training 2-3 times per day. I vary my workouts between strength training, skill development, and conditioning. I am well prepared to play at a high level this season.
Thank you for taking time to visit my profile, and I hope we can talk soon!
ACADEMICS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Class rank: NA
Academic achievements: Model Laboratory School Dean’s List (2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021), Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation Nominee (2020), Academic Excellence Award (2018, 2019), National STEM Academy Nominee (2018), Daughters of the American Revolution Community Leadership Award (2018), Model Math Award (2018)
Community service: PACA, Junior Hostess, God’s Food Pantry, Vineyard Community Church Children’s Ministry, Junior Counselor at Trooper Island Camp, Student Director in Drama Club
Other sports: Soccer, track & field
Extracurricular activities: Student Council (Class Vice President), Source of Strength Peer Counselor
SUMMER 2021 (OVERTIME PERFORMANCE)
July 6-8: The Cut (Louisville, KY)
July 10-12: Hoopfest (Knoxville, TN)
July 20-22: 2nd Half Showdown (Cincinnati, OH)