At 5-2, Too Tall Hall is one of the shortest players in Harlem Globetrotters history. It’s no surprise that the sports figure that has influenced him the most is Earl Boykins, the 5-5 dynamo that fought the odds and made his way through the minor leagues to become a basketball star.
One of Too Tall’s favorite childhood memories was when he got his first basketball at the age of six. “I took that ball everywhere I went, including to bed at night,” he laughs. Growing up, Too Tall played rec ball with basketball superstar Carmelo Anthony, and the two are still friends today.
He loves pizza (pepperoni is his favorite topping), as well as cookies & cream ice cream, but you will often find him snacking on apples.
Too Tall’s mom has always been his role model; he gets his inner strength from her, and he always carries a picture of her in his duffel bag.
When asked whom it would be fun to trade places with for a day, Too Tall says, “The player on the other team that is guarding me. I wonder how it feels for someone to guard me.”