Wichita State’s Carl Hall granted sixth season

04/27/2012 5:00 AM

04/27/2012 6:27 PM

The NCAA approved Wichita State senior Carl Hall for a sixth season of basketball eligibility on Friday.

“He’s excited,” WSU associate athletic director Korey Torgerson said. “He’s really excited.”

WSU submitted paperwork asking for a sixth year last week for Hall, a 6-foot-8 forward. He began his college career in 2007-08 at Middle Georgia College. NCAA Division I athletes are given five years to complete four seasons of eligibility. Since Hall started his “time clock” in 2007-08, he needed a waiver to play next season. A heart condition caused him to miss most of 2007-08 and all of 2008-09 at Middle Georgia.

Torgerson said the NCAA reviewed Hall’s case on Tuesday and asked for clarification on some items. WSU responded on Thursday. The committee met again on Friday and gave Hall his sixth year.

WSU coach Gregg Marshall said Hall will graduate and start work on a master’s degree.

“I know it is a big relief for him, and we anticipate a very productive senior season,” Marshall said.

Hall averaged 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds as a junior at WSU to earn Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year honors.

Sports Videos

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service