ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
44 - Michael Hall
Michael Hall
Height: 6-10
Weight: 205
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Woodward Academy
Position: Forward/Center

Freshman (2012-13):
Played in seven games ... Scored first-career basket in win over Manhattan (Nov. 16) ... Earned first start of career against Fordham (Dec. 1) ... Had two points, a block and a rebound vs. Rice (Jan. 5) ... Made a bucket against Arizona in the third round of the NCAA tournament (March 23).

Background:
Played three years of varsity basketball at Woodward Academy ... Elected captain of the basketball team in 2012 ... Led Woodward to the 3-AAA State Championship in 2011 and the region semifinals in 2012 ... Nationally ranked by Rivals.com in the 2012 top 150 players ... Also ranked by ESPN as the No. 8 high school basketball recruit in Georgia ... Recipient of the 2012 Naismith Flourish Award, given to a student athlete who flourishes in the classroom, on the court, and in the community ... Named the best defensive player for Woodward Academy in 2012 ... Recognized as Athlete of the Month several times in his varsity career ... Participated in track and field at Woodward in the high jump and triple jump ... Received the Spirit Award, given to the student who best exemplifies the character and human spirit of a model student ... Contributed more than 100 hours of community service to the Jesse Draper Boys and Girls Club, church outreach basketball ministry, the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, and Habitat for Humanity ... Also a mentor for Boys Speak Out organization ... Cousins, Brian Guinn and Brian Guinn, Jr., played baseball for Cal Berkley and currently play minor league baseball ... Grandfather, Dr. Samuel J. Tucker, earned a post doctorate at the Harvard Summer Institute ... Also enjoys dancing, ping pong, music, coaching kids and playing video games.

Michael Hall with the Reverend Jonathan L. Walton, Pusey Minister of Memorial Church, inside of the sanctuary in Memorial Church. Reverend Walton, a native of Atlanta himself, is also the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals in the Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Religion and Society in the Harvard Divinity School.