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Kent State's Jimmy Hall declares for NBA Draft

Jimmy Hall has been one of the MAC's best for two years. Now he's testing the professional waters.

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Another MAC big has declared his intention to enter the NBA draft. Jimmy Hall has been of the better players in the MAC for the better part of the last two years. The redshirt junior will not sign an agent, leaving him free to come back to Kent.

Kent Wired's Stephen Means provided this quote from Hall:

"Playing in the NBA has been a dream of mine since I was young, and I am grateful for Kent State for giving me this opportunity to test the draft process," Hall said. "Since I will not be hiring an agent I will be able to receive valuable feedback from teams while still having the option to play my senior season as a Golden Flash."

Hall doesn't figure to be a draftworthy talent just yet. Editorial opinion, he didn't show a lot of growth in his junior season. He did pass the ball a bit better and showed some marginal increases in his jump shot,

That doesn't change the fact that Hall is what any coach would love in a traditional back to the basket big. Hall's game has been good enough to make him an all-conference selection each of his years in Kent. He put up 16.4 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game, which were good enough to make him first-team All-MAC twice. Should he come back, he will be poised to garner that distinction a third time, especially with Nathan Boothe gone.

For those of you draft folks who are trying to acclimate yourselves to Jimmy Hall's game, here are some statistics for good measure. And here's some highlights of a solid game Hall had against Bowling Green.