CHARLESTON, SC -
College of Charleston graduate senior forward Willis Hall (Charlotte, N.C.) has earned back-to-back Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors as announced by the league office on Monday.
Hall led the Cougars to a 2-0 week and third-straight win with back-to-back double-double performances on the hardwood. He recorded a career-best 26 points and 21 rebounds in the Cougars' fourth all-time road win at defending Southern Conference champion Davidson on Jan. 1. It is the first known 20/20 double-double outing by a CofC player in the program's Division I history (1991-Present). His 21 rebounds is also tied as the seventh-most in a single game in school history.
Hall, who graduated in May of 2013 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, is currently pursuing his master's degree coursework in communication. He registered a double-double for the first time this season by the first half with 18 points and a game-high 17 rebounds versus Howard in the team's final non-conference tune-up on Jan. 4.
It marked his third consecutive double-double and fifth of the season (ninth of his career). Hall moved into 10th all-time in career rebounding (fifth in the program's Division I history) with 696 boards to date which surpassed former CofC big men Sedric Webber (694) and Jeremy Simmons (681).
For the week, he averaged a team-leading 22.0 points and 19.0 rebounds per game against the Wildcats and Bison combined. Hall also shot 61.5 percent from the field (16-of-26) and 76.9 percent from the free throw line (10-for-13). This marks his second career weekly honor next to receiving the same award on Dec. 30.