Ken Hall
Ken Hall

Ken "Nippy" Hall is arguably the greatest basketball player in UMass Boston history. Hall began his career as the school began its basketball program and finished his career as one of the first four-year letterman at the school. That fact alone is noteworthy, but Hall still stands as the Beacons' all-time leading scorer with 1,945 points in 95 games to average 20.5 points per outing and ranks number one in career field goals made with 831 and assists with 458 (4.8 apg.). One of the most well-rounded players in school-history, Hall finished with 731 rebounds (7.7 rpg.) to rank third on the career ladder and places second with 231 steals, while owning a .495 (831-1679) career field goal percentage to put him eighth in UMB annals. The 6'4" forward averaged no less than 18.6 points per game and increased his average in every season he was at UMass Boston, including his senior campaign that saw him score 23.5 points per game as the nation's 10th-leading scorer. Hall was named to the NABC All-District and ECAC All-Star squads for both his junior and senior seasons, while leading the Beacons to the best two-year record (36-19, .655%) in the program's history, which included the team's first NCAA appearance and a national ranking on the heals of a 19-9 record in 1982-83 and an ECAC Tournament showing in 1983-84. A two-year captain, Hall was the team's Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior and was named a tournament MVP five times in his last year and was selected to 10 all-tournament teams in his final two seasons. Following his collegiate playing career, Hall remained active within the community, playing basketball for 10 years in the BNBL with the Shelburne Mash and also spent 10 years in the New England Pro-Am league. He has coached in the BNBL, at Northeastern University summer camps and at the Perkins Community Center for over 20 years. He's currently the Assistant Director of Facilities at Roxbury Community College.