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Donta Hall Likely Available for Possible NCAA Tournament Appearance

Alabama Men's Basketball

Donta Hall has had a career season in his third year at Alabama but his scary fall in Friday’s quarterfinal game against Auburn was putting the rest of his season in question.

The junior forward hit his head on the court after flipping over an Auburn player’s back while attempting to block a shot. Hall sat out the remainder of that win and was not available for Saturday’s game against Kentucky.

“He’s in a concussion protocol,” Avery Johnson said about Hall on Saturday. “We think that he’s going to be okay, but he’s resting… Fortunately, he’s going to be fine. He’s responded well, but he’s day-to-day right now.”

Laura Rutledge of ESPN reported that the junior would likely miss a hypothetical championship game if the Tide were to beat Kentucky. However, Hall is likely going to be available for any NCAA Tournament game that Alabama gets to play in.

Hall has put up career highs in almost every statistical category. He’s averaging 10.9 points per game on 72 percent shooting; his efficiency was truly missed in the Tide’s loss to Kentucky. Hall leads the team with 6.8 rebounds per game and 2.1 blocks per game.

“I feel like Donta is a big part of our offense as well as our defense because he blocks shots,” Collin Sexton said of his teammate. “Also, when he gets the rebounds, he throws it to us and runs the floor. I feel like he  helps both ends of the floor. Without him, it’s pretty tough.”

We will continue to have updates on Donta Hall and Alabama’s postseason throughout the week.

Caleb Turrentine is the editor for Bama Hoops Hype. You can follow him on Twitter for in-game updates at @BamaHoopsHype.

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