Friday, February 5, 2010

Marquis Hall Lehigh University

Basketball fans, I have an unusual post today. Below is a link to show support for Lehigh University's Senior Guard Marquis Hall. It's a testament to the friendships which can be fostered through sport, and specifically through our wonderful game of basketball.

In one of the early signature games when the Texas D-1 Ambassadors were a fledgling group, we had the opportunity to play the Portland Legends on the Main Court in Las Vegas, NV. With a roster filled with future D-1 players and NBA guys too (Kevin Love & Kyle Singler) it looked like we were going to get smashed on paper. Well, that's why they play the games. At halftime the D-1 Ambassadors led by 23 and we coasted to a 14 point win.

Marquis Hall was a member of that Portland team. A very good player to say the least, but he caught my eye as a guy with class and character too. A week or two after that game 5 years ago I received a phone call from his uncle, Andre Walker who resides here in Austin, TX. Long story short, he and I have become good friends. The link below tells of Marquis' accomplishments. You'll enjoy reading about his achievements, not to mention the big time degree he'll have in his pocket from Lehigh.

There's an opportunity for YOU to vote for the NCAA Senior CLASS Award. Hall is one of 10 nominees nationwide. I ask you to cast an online vote for him if after reading this you deem him worthy. I assure you he is. (And yes, I know that Longhorn Damion James is nominated too, but hey he's going to be counting his NBA money soon so he'll be All kidding aside though, these 10 young men are what college basketball should really be all about.

Congratulations to all.

Coach Max

Men's Basketball Release - Lehigh