NC State signee Josh Hall will test NBA draft process but maintain college eligibility

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State signee Josh Hall says he'll go through the NBA draft process while maintaining his college eligibility.

Hall announced his decision in a social media post Monday. He played at Moravian Prep in North Carolina for his senior season, as well as an additional year of prep school.

Prep players are eligible to enter the draft if they're at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft, and at least one NBA season has passed since their graduating class from high school.

Hall, a 6-foot-9 forward, is ranked 36th nationally by 247sports and 22nd by Rivals.

If Hall opted to stay in the draft, it would mark the second straight year a key recruit opted to bypass playing for the Wolfpack in favor of staying in the draft.

Signee Jalen Lecque was eligible for the draft last summer after reclassifying his graduation year. He went undrafted but signed with Phoenix, playing four games with the Suns and 33 games in the G League.