Hall Lands NABC All-District Second Team Honors
MACON, Ga. – On Wednesday, Mercer sophomore Langston Hall added another postseason award to an impressive resume as he was named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District second team member. Hall's recognition announces his eligibility for the NABC Coaches' Division I All-America honors, to be announced on Tuesday, March 20.
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Hall's honor pairs with his Atlantic Sun All-Conference first team nod as his second postseason honor of the year. Last year, he landed a spot on the A-Sun All-Freshmen team.
Hall joins 240 other Division I men's basketball players on the list as voted on by member coaches of the NABC. His name is paired with 10 other players in District Three, including fellow A-Sun counterparts Kerron Johnson (Belmont) and Torrey Craig (USC Upstate).
"I think the important thing is that Langston has been a great leader," Mercer head coach Bob Hoffman said. "He's tremendous at getting others in places to be successful. For him to be recognized by the NABC is a reflection of how we successful we have been together as a team."
Hall currently paces Mercer in points (386) and assists (137) and is one of five Mercer players to have totaled more than 100 rebounds. His assist total positions him in eighth place among the program's single-season leaders, just four helpers short of moving into seventh place on the list.
He has started every game of his collegiate career and piled up 254 career assists on only two years, placing him in seventh place among Mercer's career leaders. That figure slots him fifth among active Atlantic Sun active career leaders.
With 655 career points to his credit, the Atlanta native is only 345 points short of becoming the school's 36th member of the 1,000 point club.
This year, his statistical marks rank him among the A-Sun's top players in scoring average (11.4 – 16th), assists per game (4.0 – 4th), free throw percentage (75.8% - 7th), three-point field goal percentage (36.4% - 12th), three pointers made per game (1.8 -12th), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5 – 4th) and average minutes per game (34.6 – 5th).
Hall's statistical fortitude also rank him among the NCAA's Division I leaders in assists per game (142nd) and assist-to-turnover ratio (207th).
Hall's leadership has helped guide the Bears to a 23-11 record and numerous program firsts along the way. The team's victory over Tennessee State in Tuesday' night's first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament marked the program's first postseason win and also tied the program's standard for wins in a season.
Mercer's banner year continues on Saturday as the team plays host to Georgia State in the second round of the CIT. Tip off at the University Center is scheduled for 4 p.m.