Meet the Freshmen: Justine Hall

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Aug. 1, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The second edition of Purdue women's basketball's Meet the Freshmen introduces Justine Hall, a 5'10" guard from Denver, Colo. Like classmate Haley Bodnar, Hall is the first player in school history from her home state, and was also named the Gatorade Player of the Year. Hall was the leading scorer on the 2014 Colorado AAAAA State Championship team, Regis Jesuit, who finished the year ranked eighth in the ESPNW Power Rankings and signed six seniors to NCAA Division I national letters of intent.

1. What are three words to describe your game?
1) Long
2) Quick
3) Shooter

2. What is your favorite thing about Purdue so far?
The people, literally everyone here.

3. What have you been doing when you're not playing basketball, going to class or studying?
Sleeping.

4. On a scale of 1-10, how hard have summer practices been? Why?
8. It's been a huge adjustment to the pace and strength of this level.

5. What game are you most looking forward to on this season's schedule?
Nebraska. That was one of my other choices for college.

6. What upperclassmen have been the most influential for you so far?
Ashley Morrissette and Bridget Perry

7. What has become your essential college item that you couldn't live without?
My backpack

8. What is something about you that most people may not know?
I'm extremely into fashion

9. What is your proudest basketball memory?
My junior state championship because it was my first.

10. What is your biggest goal for your Boilermaker career?
Winning a national championship.

High School Highlights
Four-year varsity letterwinner for Regis Jesuit High School, leading the team to the No. 8 final ranking in the final 2014 ESPNW 25 Power Rankings ... one of six seniors on her team to sign a NCAA Division I national letter of intent ... helped team to back-to-back AAAAA Colorado state titles, leading the team in scoring both seasons ... averaged 15.9 points per game as a senior, in addition to 2.5 steals ... poured in a career-best 17 points per game as a junior ... named the Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior.

Personal
Born July 12, 1996 ... full name is Justine Marie Hall ... is the daughter of Darryl and Tammy Hall ... has one sister, Janae ... intends to major in retail marketing/management ... high school coach is Carl Mattei.

Noteworthy
ESPN Hoop Gurlz Top-100, earning the No. 74 spot and No. 16 point guard ranking ... 9news Colorado Player of the Year ... USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Colorado ... first team all-state (Denver Post) ... 2013 Colorado 5A State Tournament MVP ... three-time first team all-conference honoree and earned second-team all-conference as a freshman ... two-time team captain ... selected to compete in "The Show" all-star game by the Denver Nuggets.