Men's Hoops Lands Transfer Keyshawn Hall

by Ken Landis

ORLANDO – The UCF men’s basketball team has signed transfer Keyshawn Hall to the 2024-25 roster, as announced by head coach Johnny Dawkins on Friday.

Hall is fresh off an outstanding sophomore campaign at George Mason, one that saw him earn an NABC First Team All-District nod as well as All-Atlantic 10 Second Team honors. The 6-7 Cleveland native can play both guard and forward and averaged 16.6 points per game during the 2023-24 season.

“We’re very excited about Keyshawn. He will bring great versatility and experience to our team. He is a multi-position player that competes with a high level of intensity. He has a great skill set. We’re looking forward to him impacting our program.”

Johnny DawkinsUCF Men's Basketball Head Coach

Hall recorded nine double-doubles last season and nearly averaged a double-double over the course of the entire campaign with a clip of 8.1 rebounds per game. He scored a season and career-high 36 points against Bridgewater on Dec. 19, a game in which he also pulled in 12 rebounds. Hall ranked 26th in the nation in defensive rebounds per game, reeling in an average of 6.97 defensive boards on a nightly basis.

The rising junior proved that he can score at every level, shooting 50.7% from the field while hitting 35.4% of his shots from beyond the three-point line over 28 games, 27 of which he earned starts in. He was also efficient from the charity stripe, shooting 84.4%. He recorded double-digit points in 22 of the 29 games he played in while sinking 20 or more points in 10 total contests.

Hall’s game continued to improve as the season went on, averaging 18.1 points per game in Atlantic 10 play. He led the conference in defensive and overall rebounding with a clip of 7.2 on the defensive end while hauling an average of 8.4 boards per game.

Before his breakout sophomore season at George Mason, Hall began his career at UNLV where he showed flashes of brilliance across 18 games, averaging 5.4 points per contest. He scored 19 points in just his sixth career game, shooting 6-for-11 at Utah State. He followed that performance with two more 10-point outings.

Hall attended Denver Prep in Colorado in 2021-22 where he averaged a league-leading 24 points which was complimented by five rebounds and five assists per game. Prior to that, he competed with Cleveland Heights High School as well as the Skill Factory located in Georgia.