December 6, 2012

Men's Basketball Inks East Grand Rapids' Marcus Hall

Big Rapids, Mich. - Two-time defending Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division Champion has bolstered its lineup for next season with the recent addition of talented guard Marcus Hall (East Grand Rapids), who signed a national letter-of-intent with the Bulldogs during the fall signing period.

The 6-3 Hall, who is embarking on his senior campaign with the Pioneers, was an all-state selection a year ago and had a successful AAU season this past summer with the Grand Rapids Storm.

Last season, Hall was tabbed as a Bankhoops.com All-State selection after ranking as one of West Michigan's top playmakers. He also claimed Grand Rapids Press All-Area Honorable Mention Dream Team accolades and was an all-conference honoree for East Grand Rapids.

"Marcus had a great summer and we've been recruiting him for several years," said FSU head coach Bill Sall. "He really felt like Ferris State was the best fit for him and he will be a great addition to our program.

"He's a tremendous scorer and a good athlete who has the ability to do lots of different things," Sall said.

Sall noted that Hall's addition is an important one for the Bulldogs, who will need to replace a senior shooting guard in Kenny Brown at the end of the 2012-13 campaign.

"He was a huge get for us in the early signing period," he said. "He will be a real boost to our program and help fill a shooting void on the outside."

In addition to his success on the basketball floor, Hall has also been a talented wide receiver for perennial powerhouse East Grand Rapids on the gridiron and received significant recruiting interest following an impressive senior campaign.

Hall will be a freshman in eligibility for the Bulldogs during the 2013-14 campaign.

Ferris State has won at least a share of the GLIAC North Division Championship each of the last two seasons and claimed a conference crown four times under Sall's tenure while making three NCAA Division II National Tournament appearances.

The Bulldogs will play their first two league home contests this weekend against Ohio Dominican and Tiffin inside FSU's Jim Wink Arena.

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