EUGENE, Ore. – Former Purdue guard Justine Hall has transferred to Oregon, head coach Kelly Graves announced on Wednesday.
Hall, a 5-foot-10 guard, will enroll in the university immediately and be eligible for competition after the fall quarter next year as a junior.
“I am thrilled to have Justine join our program,” Graves said. “I have followed her career through high school and at Purdue and always felt her combination of tremendous work ethic, strong skill set, incredible athleticism and high basketball IQ would be a perfect fit for our program. It's never easy to transfer mid-year, but I am very confident Justine will transition well, our team will embrace her with open arms and that she will become a great Duck."
The Denver, Colo., native and graduate of Regis Jesuit HS appeared in 10 games this season after appearing in 20 games last year as a freshman.
Hall was named the Gatorade Colorado Player of the Year as a senior in high school after helping Regis Jesuit HS to back-to-back state titles. She averaged 15.9 points and 2.5 steals per game as a senior and 17 points per game as a junior. Hall was rated the No. 74 recruit in the nation by ESPNW in 2014 after earning three first-team all-conference honors and 2013 Colorado 5A state tournament MVP honors.
“This was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make because of my teammates and everyone I was involved with at Purdue,” Hall said. “I am very thankful for the time and effort that was invested in me athletically and academically. I am looking forward to this new opportunity at Oregon and to grow as a person and a player and improve every day. I am very excited to be closer to family and I look forward to seeing them more often.”
Justine's father, Darryl Hall, was a defensive back at Washington before playing for the Denver Broncos in 1993 and 1994 and the San Francisco 49ers in 1995. Her sister, Janae, plays volleyball at Kansas.
Hall was Colorado's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2014.