Hacksaw Hall got his first exposure to basketball in the third grade with a basketball card of Michael Jordan. Jordan eventually became his basketball hero, and Hacksaw always marveled at Jordan’s swagger on the court.
Hacksaw honed his basketball skills and shot-blocking talents as he grew and went on to play at Radford University in Virginia, where he reached fifth on the school’s all-time shot-blocking list and help the Highlanders to the 2009 NCAA tournament, just the second tourney birth in the school’s history.
In his first year with the Globetrotters, Hacksaw is living the dream he has always had of playing professional basketball, and it fits perfectly with the satisfaction he gets from bringing joy to children. He tells kids that you only get out of something what you put into it. He would enjoy coaching kids following his playing career.
A lover of music, Hacksaw says his MP3 player is filled with everything from country to rap, and he lists Lil Wayne, Drake and Journey among the artists he enjoys the most. His favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers.