Jan. 13, 2010
Lamar senior Ashton Hall will miss the remainder of the season due to upcoming surgery on his left knee.
The 6-foot-6 guard has appeared in one game this season with what has been diagnosed as a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
"We are sorry to lose Ashton on the court, but his leadership will help us in the locker room," Lamar head coach Steve Roccaforte said. "He already has attained one degree and his maturity level has helped us. I support he and his family to the fullest. He has been a model student-athlete here at Lamar. We appreciate his commitment to our program."
Hall is from nearby Kountze, Texas, and has earned two letters at Lamar and appeared in 52 career games with 28 starts, all of which came last season. He averaged 8.8 points and 3.9 rebounds as a junior and has scored 297 points at Lamar.
He spent the 2005-06 season as a redshirt at the University of Tulsa and the 2006-07 campaign at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. He averaged 14.8 points on 49 percent shooting with 3.7 boards per game for the Roadrunners.
Hall earned his undergraduate degree in general studies in August and is currently working towards a teacher certification program to become a coach and teacher.