Wednesday , Jun , 15 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

GW forward Hall returning to school

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – George Washington University announced this
week that forward Mike Hall has decided to return to the university for his
senior season.

The 6-foot-8 Hall declared for the NBA Draft earlier in the spring, but did
not hire an agent and retained his final year of eligibility on Tuesday. Hall,
who attended the pre-draft workouts, was the team’s top rebounder last season
as a junior, pulling down an average of 8.0 boards per game.

“It was a good learning experience,” Hall said of the workouts. “I received a
lot of positive feedback. Now I’m looking forward to next season (at GW).”

Hall, a Chicago native, posted 10.6 points per contest in 2004 and led the
Colonials in three-point shooting at 47 percent (25-of-53). He also recorded
56 assists, 29 steals and 14 blocked shots.

Meanwhile, George Washington forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu, who entered his name
as an early entry for the draft, has kept his NCAA eligibility options open.
The London, England native and the rest of the draft entrees have until June
21 to withdraw their names and retain collegiate eligibility provided they did
not hire an agent.

The Colonials finished 22-8 last season with an 11-5 mark in the Atlantic 10.
GW won the conference regular-season West Division title and the A-10 tourney
to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. George Washington was
eliminated by Georgia Tech in the first round of the Albuquerque Regional.