That is, the Drury University guard was named Player of the Year on the Daktronics All-Midwest Region men’s basketball team. I’ve seen less than a handful of players make shots the way he drained 3-pointers against USI at the Ford Center last Sunday. The guy was money every time Drury needed a big basket, even with a hand or two in his face. I just remember thinking after Keith DeWitt’s long inbounds baseball pass sailed over the head of Kenyon Smith and out of bounds with less than a minute to go in the GLVC title game: Now Alex Hall is going to hit a 3-pointer to put Drury ahead. Then he did just that.
After the game and the Panthers’ victory, USI coach Rodney Watson crossed paths with Hall and backcourt mate Brandon Lockhart in the media interview room. Watson joked that he wished Missouri State had paid attention and signed Hall, a native of Springfield, Mo.
Joining Hall and USI’s Keith DeWitt on the first team are senior Ali Haidar of Michigan Tech, senior Jeremy Saffold of Wisconsin-Parkside and senior Evan Yates of Ashland University. The second team consists of Lockhart, Bellarmine junior Vance Hall and senior Chris Dowe, Tiffin University junior Joe Graessle and Cedarville University senior Zimmy Nwogbo.