TJ PowerThe 22nd-ranked prospect in the national class in 2022 will announce the college announcement Tuesday at 5pm ET live on 247 Sports Channel.
The 6-foot-8 outfielder grew into a two-sport star who doubled as a pitcher on the baseball diamond.
Literally ambiguous, Hail is drawn left-handed but hits the basketball as right-handed.
Despite fielding several high-profile offers over the past two years, he has taken both his game and his recruiting to a whole new level in recent months with BABC in his final campaign in the Nike EYBL.
On Wednesday, the Worcester Academy product will choose from a final five that includes Boston College, Duke, Iowa, North Carolina and Virginia.
Here’s what he had to say about his five finalists last month:
Duke: I visited there after Peach Jam. And I really liked it. I think it’s a beautiful campus. And I think I had a great relationship with Coach Scheer. With him being a young coach and he’s trying to play a position there and he’s got a lot of scorers who can get the ball. And he said he wants to lead the country in assists and three points, and both things suit me. I think I can play different positions for them. And then obviously, Duke’s brand is just playing at a higher level. Big reason I kept them, but I can definitely see myself playing there.
UNC: Same thing, I did a day tour there after Peach Jam. And I have a great relationship with Coach Davis, he’s a great guy and he lost the national championship game by three points. They have a lot of good players, reloaded. And I myself want a challenge and I play at a high level and they have a very explosive offense that I can add a lot to. They play very fast and many players have the green light and confidence there. So it’s a big deal to me.
Virginia: We’ve been talking to them for a while and Coach Bennett and I are very close. We have the same mindset when it comes to player development and detailing how to get better. And with the players they brought in there and over three or four years and you saw them develop into NBA players. It’s a big thing for me. And then clearly the winning culture. They win more than anyone else in the ACC so that’s a big deal.
Iowa: Coach McCaffrey has been with me the longest of any coach and I have a lot of respect for that. I think he and I have an incredible relationship and all the things he’s done, even in recent years, getting people into the league and winning the Big 10. They had a lot of players who could score and be used. Different ways. And the same thing, it builds a lot of confidence in the players, which is huge for me.
Boston College: I think it’s just a special opportunity to play at home in the ACC. Coach Grant and I talked a lot about how great that would be. They have a lot of young pieces that I can play with and win a lot of games and bring some consistency to the BC basketball program. So I think it’s a very good thing that I’m looking at.