Height: 5'11"
Weight: 171lbs.
Class: Sophomore
City/State: Norman, Okla.
High School: Norman North HS
Experience: 1 Letter


The son of an outstanding college coach who has been around the game his whole life ... a terrific defensive player that can play anywhere on the infield ... very solid fundamentally at the plate and will gain more strength to become a productive and consistent hitter ... son of former Virginia Tech and Oklahoma head baseball coach Pete Hughes.

Prior to LSU
Selected as first-team all-state Oklahoma by USA Today ... named the starting shortstop in the 2017 Oklahoma All-State Game ... voted 2017 Defensive Player of the Year in the state of Oklahoma ... batted .360 last season with one homer, 17 RBI and 25 steals ... posted a .995 fielding percentage, committing just one error on the year ... four-year letterman at Norman North HS, where he became the winningest player in school history ... helped lead Norman North HS to district titles in 2014 and 2017, and regional championships in 2016 and 2017 ... a member of the National Honor Society.

Full name is Hal Kent Hughes ... parents are Pete and Debby Hughes ... Pete Hughes is the former head baseball coach at Virginia Tech and at Oklahoma, and he currently works as an assistant coach at Georgia ... Pete played college baseball and football at Davidson, and Debby played tennis at Davidson ... Hal has four siblings, one older and three younger ... on attending LSU – “I chose to come to LSU to play for the best program and coaches in college baseball.” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born September 3, 1998, in Boston, Mass.

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