Most Tiger fans would probably laugh or shake their heads at this once they hear about this, but it’s true. Former Memphis Tigers’ forward Ferrakohn Hall will be heading overseas to play professional basketball for Vaerlose of the Danish Basketball League. He signed an one year deal with the team.
While attending Memphis, Hall started 26 games over two seasons after transferring to Memphis from Big East school Seton Hall. In his senior year at Memphis, Hall averaged 1.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.3 assists a game. Hall mentioned that he’s very thankful for the opportunity to be able to continue his career in basketball. He will leave for Denmark on Monday.
“I’m overly excited about the opportunity,” said Hall. “I hate I have to leave my 13 month old daughter and family here without me, but this has been a lifelong dream of mine as well as my family’s and is now my profession. I have a destiny to fulfill and mouths to feed.
“My love for my family and daughter is synonymous with my love for the game. That’s why I can’t wait to get there with my new teammates and prepare to take Vaerlose to a league championship.”
Like Hall, D.J. Stephens will also be taking his talents overseas as he announced earlier this week that he will be playing in Greece. Pastner said on Saturday that another Tiger, Stan Simpson is planning on playing in Italy this year. Lastly, former Tiger Adonis Thomas has accepted the invitation to participate in the Atlanta Hawks’ training camp in October.
I received this information from the Commercial Appeal.