Kent State will be without redshirt sophomore forward Jimmy Hall at least for a week. The school announced before Wednesday’s 67-66 loss to Western Michigan that Hall has been diagnosed with mononucleosis.
Hall, who leads the Flashes in points (15.1) and (7.5) rebounds per game, will be sidelined for at least a week before he is re-evaluated by doctors. Khaliq Spicer and Chris Ortiz are expected to shoulder the load while he remains sidelined.
“Jimmy was playing at a [MAC] Player of the Year level, and we are obviously very disappointed for him that he is going to miss some games,” coach Rob Senderoff said. “Right now the priority is Jimmy getting healthy and being back to help us as soon as possible. In the meantime, we are missing 30 minutes per night. All of our guys in the front court will be called on to step up.”
Here’s more from Senderoff in his video blog, which was posted on the team’s official site.