21  Jessica Hall
Jessica Hall

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:
FAMU

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

Experience:
2L

Honors:
V Foundation Comeback Award Finalist; C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal (2006); C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008); Tiger 3.0 Club (Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007)


2007-08 (Redshirt Junior): Led Memphis in scoring with 13.0 ppg, adding 3.0 rebounds per game and ranking third on the team with 58 assists...Finalist for the V Foundation Comeback Award...Scored double-digit points in 13 of Memphis' last 15 games and scored 20 or more points five different times...Was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Lady Tiger Thanksgiving Classic...Scored 376 points after missing the past two seasons due to three different injuries...Her 52 three-point field goals during 2007-08 ranks fifth all-time in the Memphis record book...Her 65 career threes ranks eighth all-time in the career books...Has 496 career points following just two seasons of play.

2006-07 (Redshirt Sophomore): Missed the entire 2006-07 season after suffering a third achilles injury, this one on her other leg in pre-season drills...Named an Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar and received a Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal...Named to the Tiger 3.0 club following the fall semester...Inducted to Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies... Volunteers at St. Jude Children's Hospital, serves as a pen pal for kids and speaks at various elementary and middle schools...She has also served as a volunteer at a senior citizen's center, tutored at Lester Community Center, worked with the Salvation Army Philanthropy and volunteered at LeBonheur Children's Center and at the Memphis Family Shelter...She was also a member of the Student Activities Council (SAAC).

2005-06 (Sophomore): Missed the entire 2005-06 season after suffering a pair of Achilles injuries that required two surgeries...Spent the season recovering from the two surgeries and took the medical redshirt.

2004-05 (Freshman): Was the lone freshman to play in all 29 games...Finished fourth on the team with 13 three-point field goals, including a season-best four treys against Oral Roberts in the first round of the Fun in the Sun Shootout in Cancun...Spent time backing up Tamika Butler and Devin Necaise at the point guard position in addition to playing at the two...hit 32.8 percent from the floor, averaging 4.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game...Also added 31 assists and 27 steals...Her 27 steals was fifth on the team...Was named Ms. Defensive for her on-the-ball pressure in the Lady Tigers' man-to-man and full-court defenses...Scored double-digit points in three games, including a season-best 14 against Oral Roberts...Corralled a season-best six rebounds in the win over Tulane...Added four rebounds from her guard spot three other times...Finished her first collegiate semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA...Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: Was a 2003 Street and Smith's All American Honorable Mention while at FAMU High School in Tallahassee, Florida...Played varsity basketball since she was in seventh grade...2004 McDonald's All-American Nominee...Helped lead her team to six District Championships, four Regional Championships and Three Final Fours (1999, 2001, 2004)...Led her team to a Class A 2004 State Championship, FAMU's Only Girls' State Championship and was named Tournament MVP, scoring 41 points in the championship game, one shy of the single game record...As a 7th grader, she came off the bench and scored 25 points to help FAMU High win the 1999 District Championship...Scored over 2900 career points at FAMU and downed 357 three-point field goals (over 50 percent from three-point range for her career)...Was rated the #49 best senior in the Southeast by SE Roundball Journal...Shot 59 percent from three-point range in high school...Was also highly successful in the classroom, earning Scholar-Athlete Awards from 1998-2003...Played AAU basketball for the Essence Girls' Basketball Program under Head Coach Kimberly L. Davis...Her AAU team won 4 AAU Regional Championships, 4 AAU State Runners-up honors, 1 AAU State championship and finished three times in the top 40 at AAU Nationals...Was the All Big Bend Area Girls' Player of the Year in 2001, 2003 and 2004 and was the only freshman ever selected for that honor...She was named to the All-State Class A Team as a sophomore, junior and senior...Named All-State Class 2A Team honoree as a freshman...Scored her 1,000th career point as a sophomore...Was named to all-tournament teams at the End of the Trail Tournament, the Basketball on the Bayou All-Tournament Team and was the Essense Girls' Basketball Player of the Year in 2003...As a junior, was named All Class-A Second Team...His her 1,000th career point as a sophomore...Was inducted into the National Honor Society and named a "Who's Who Among American High School Students"...Was the Salutatorian of her senior class...Knew fellow Lady Tiger Marie Reid from her AAU days in Florida as the duo's two AAU teams traveled together.

Personal: Born February 12, 1986...Daughter of Jimmy and Sonia Hall...Nickname is J. Hall...Picked jersey number 21 because she had it as a seventh grader and decided to keep it...Can also play golf...Says her parents were right when they told her to be careful about what she asks for...Lists her biggest accomplishment as receiving a full basketball scholarship...Would like to add Florida State to the U of M schedule...Her favorite book is "Their Eyes Were Watching God"...Favorite magazine is Essence...Favorite artists are Destiny's Child and Michael Jackson...Favorite childhood toy was a portable basketball goal...Lists Wilt Chamberlain as the most famous person she's ever met...Has one older brother, Jason.

2007-08 Jessica Hall Photo Gallery

Individual Career History (Mar 11, 2008)

HALL, Jessica
Total3-Point Rebounds
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA PctOff-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TOBlk Stl Pts/Avg
2004-05 29-6 536/18.5 38-116 .328 13-47 .277 31-42 .738 10-36 46 1.6 30-0 31 56 1 27 120/4.1
2007-08 29-28 875/30.2 127-335 .379 52-150 .347 70-94 .745 18-69 87 3.0 50-1 58 49 1 32 376/13.0
TOTAL 58-34 1411/24.3 165-451 .366 65-197 .330 101-136 .743 28-105 133 2.3 80-1 89 105 2 59 496/8.6
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