Mercer’s Hall selected for Reese’s NABC Division I College All-Star Game

MACON, Ga. (MERCER RELEASE) – Mercer point guard Langston Hall will take his talents to North Texas for Final Four weekend, as the senior earned a roster spot for the 2014 Reese’s Division I College All-Star game as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Tuesday.

Hall joins 21 other senior student-athletes in the game, which will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas at 4:30 p.m. on April 4. Hall was placed on the Reese’s East All-Star team, an 11-member squad that will compete against the 11-member Reese’s West All-Star team.

Coaching duties for the game were awarded to Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins and Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon. Dawkins will head up the West squad while Hall will play for Turgeon as part of the East lineup.

Hall teams with 10 others on the East squad, including Karvel Anderson (Robert Morris), Markel Starks (Georgetown), Pendarvis Williams (Norfolk State), Dwayne Evans (Saint Louis), Will Sheehey (Indiana), Juvonte Reddic (VCU), Jerrelle Benimon (Towson), Halil Kanacevic (Saint Joseph’s) and Talib Zanna (Pittsburgh).

The West group is comprised by Davion Berry (Weber State), Joe Jackson (Memphis), Neil Watson (Southern Mississippi), Drew Crawford (Northwestern), Jaye Crockett (Texas Tech), Cameron Clark (Oklahoma), Cory Jefferson (Baylor), Shawn Jones (Middle Tennessee), Sam Dower (Gonzaga), Christian Standhardinger (Hawaii) and Garrick Sherman (Notre Dame).

The game will be telecast on a tape delay on Saturday, April 5, from 12-2 p.m. EDT on CBS.

Hall’s inclusion in the All-Star game marks the second-straight year Mercer has had a representative at the Final Four. Last season, Jakob Gollon was named one of five Division I members of the Allstate NABC Good Works team and was recognized during an on-court ceremony at halftime of the Michigan-Syracuse semifinal.
Hall guided Mercer to a memorable 27-9 season that saw the team knock off No. 6 Duke in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional. He led the squad with averages of 14.6 points, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game.

The honor is just the latest in a long list of accolades for Hall. The Atlantic Sun Player of the Year was also named the A-Sun Tournament MVP and selected for the NABC All-District 3 first team. On Monday night, Hall joined 39 others on the Associated Press All-America honorable mention list.

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