Curtis attended Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo, California.
He has competed with the Saint John Mill Rats of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL), playing for the team in multiple seasons. Curtis has also played with the North County Cobras of the LaBelle Community Football League (LCFL). Hall was diagnosed with brain cancer at 45 years of age.
Along with basketball, he played American football in his sophomore year.
In his junior season, Curtis was averaging 1.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8 games on the varsity team he saw significant improvement as a senior, averaging 14.5 points and 9.6 rebounds in 26 appearances. Throughout his final season at Capistrano Valley, Oregon State was the sole National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I program that pursued him.
He played with the West Coast All-Stars at the Boo Williams Invitational that season. Following graduation from high school, Curtis made the decision to play prep basketball before joining a college team
Curtis played his first two seasons of college basketball with Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.
The Gauchos played in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). In 2010, the power forward led the team to a state title. He, along with teammate Tyler McManaman, was named to the all-tournament team
Curtis returned to Saddleback for his sophomore season.
After the conclusion of the 2009-2010 season, he was recruited by the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II team at Cal State Dominguez Hills. However, he sat out for the season.
Entering the next season, Curtis joined Wayland Baptist of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics). He averaged a team-high 13.1 points and 6.8 rebounds.
Curtis chose to become professional after his third season at the collegiate level
Over the summer after his final year at Wayland Baptist, Curtis participated in the Southern California Summer Pro League. At the event, he averaged 14.7 points and 8.2 rebounds in 31.8 minutes per game over a total of six games. On August 27, 2012, Curtis was selected by the Windsor Express with the first overall pick in the 2012 NBL Canada draft.
He was promptly traded to the Saint John Mill Rats for Mike Helms, the team"s fifth overall draft pick, and rights to Isaac Kuon.
Mill Rats" general manager Ian McCarthy praised Curtis, "Rob is a young player with tremendous upside. He is ready to prove he was worthy of being the #1 pick and this will be a statement year for him.
He is a very mobile big with a good post skillset."
Curtis has experience playing American football at the semi-professional level In 2012, he decided to return to the sport, which he had not played since high school.
He signed with the North County Cobras of the LaBelle Community Football League (LCFL) as a wide receiver and tight education
The Cobras are based in Vista, California. In his first game, Curtis recorded a touchdown reception against the San Diego Riptide. He said, "I"ve been feeling football.
Football"s my first sport, and over the years going through high school my mom didn"t want me to play football because of the dangers." He was coached by Tony Vinson, who praised him for his determination.