Alabama junior big man Donta Hall is still day-to-day after suffering a scary fall during the SEC Tournament that led to him being under concussion protocol.
Hall was flipped and landed on the back of his head as he jumped early to contest a jumper against Auburn. The Crimson Tide were eliminated by Kentucky the next day when they played with him.
Head coach Avery Johnson told reporters on Wednesday that Hall still hasn’t been able to do much in practice. As of Tuesday, Hall was still only able to ride a bike and didn’t participate in basketball activities. Johnson said Hall is a game-time decision for Thursday’s NCAA tournament opener against No. 8 seed Virginia Tech and also said it was probably 60-40 right now for Hall’s status.
Hall has been an important piece inside for the Crimson Tide this season as he’s averaged 10.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while also spiking 2.1 blocks per contest as the team’s most effective rim protector.
It will be tough for Alabama to advance if Hall isn’t playing and productive, but Hall’s long-term health after a head injury is the most important thing to handle.