Carl Hall Expected to Play vs Illinois State Wednesday

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Wichita State F/C Carl Hall, who missed the last 6 games with a broken thumb, is expected to play Wednesday against the Illinois State Redibrids, according to WSU Head Coach Gregg Marshall.

Before the injury, Hall led the Shockers in scoring (13.9 ppg) and still leads the team in rebounding (7.6 rpg). Marshall says he doesn't expect Hall to play at the level he was at prior to the incident at practice which left him in a hand cast for four weeks, but he has practiced at full speed in half court drills the past two days.

Marshall said Hall would likely come off the bench to bolster a front court which will need Hall against Illinois State and Creighton, two teams with large, talented bodies down low.

"Illinois State is a big, strong, athletic team and Creighton's got (Gregory) Echenique and Doug McDermott so these are good teams with a lot of size. It's a much needed boost for us to have Carl's physical presence," Marshall said.

"I just think it's going to be easier for us now with us being able to plug him in a few minutes here and there until he gets his basketball shape back where he wants it."

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