Comfort mattered to Marcus Hall, and the Trinity senior found it at Juniata College.
The 6-foot-3 guard offered a verbal commitment to continue his basketball and academic careers at NCAA Division III Juniata on Sunday, picking the Eagles over other interested schools like Lebanon Valley, Marymount, Albright, Wilkes, Moravian and Pine Manor.
"I believe that Juniata would put me in the best position for my future, education-wise and basketball-wise," Hall told The Sentinel. "On my visit, I bonded with the team. The coach's belief in me and his demeanor and approach made me feel comfortable."
Hall, who lives in York and transferred to Trinity two years ago from Northeastern, often guarded opponents' top offensive threats while also averaging 6.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
He helped the Shamrocks (22-4) to District 3 championships in both seasons playing for Larry Kostelac Jr. Fellow seniors Austin Gilbertson (Division II Pace University) and Timmy Edwards (Division III DeSales) also committed to play basketball in college.
Juniata is coached by Greg Curley, who just finished his 15th season with the Eagles. This year's team went 13-13 overall, 5-9 in the Landmark Conference, and qualified for the ECAC tournament.
Hall plans to study psychology while also pursuing athletic training as a second career option.