Played in 28 games, starting 15, before suffering a season-ending injury (foot) in the first half against South Carolina (2/24) … finished fourth on the team in steals (21) and scoring (8.2 ppg) … was fifth on the team with 1.1 assists per game … averaged 9.4 points and 6.0 rebounds in eight games leading up to foot injury … matched his season-high with 14 points at Mississippi State (2/10) … recorded a career-best three blocks to go along with 11 points in a win at Auburn (2/17) … led the team with 13 points against Kentucky (1/31) … added 13 points off the bench at Wichita State (12/16) … scored in double digits 12 times, with six of those coming over the final eight games he played.
Tabbed to SEC All-Freshman team, becoming the first Alabama player to earn a spot on the all-freshman team since Trevor Releford in 2011 ... named SEC Freshman of the Week (3/3) after averaging 17 points and 6.5 rebounds a game in contests against Ole Miss and Auburn ... became the first Crimson Tide player to earn the league’s freshman of the week award since Trevor Releford earned the accolade on Feb. 7, 2011 ... averaged 11.6 points and 4.1 rebounds a game in conference play, while connecting on 43.5 percent of his shots from the floor and 35.0 percent from beyond the arc ... ranked eighth among SEC freshmen in league play in scoring and ninth in rebounding ... had a career-night at Ole Miss when he exploded for a career-high 27 points ... he also set or matched career-best marks in field goals made (7), free throws made (10), three-point field goals made (3) and rebounds (9) ... ranked second on the team in three-point shooting (35.2 percent), third in rebounds per game (3.6) and fourth on the team in points per game (8.8) ... scored 18 points and hit 7-of-7 free throws in the win over Arkansas ... recorded then career-bests of 17 points and six assists in the win over LSU (1/25), including giving Alabama the lead for good on a three-pointer with under a minute left ... finished with 15 points and had career-highs in minutes played (39) and free throws attempted (12) in win over Ole Miss (2/11) ... had 15 points and also set a then-career best in field goals made (6) in first SEC start against Vanderbilt (1/7) ... set a career best in three-pointers made (3) and finished with 14 points against Xavier (12/21) ... earned first career start and responded with nine points and a then-career-best nine rebounds in 29 minutes of action at UCLA (12/28) ... scored eight points and collected a team-high seven rebounds vs. Georgia State (11/19).
Four-star recruit per to Rivals.com and ESPN.com ... ranked No. 21 in his position and No. 98 nationally by Rivals ... averaged 17.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior at the Christ School, under head coach David Gaines ... named first team all-state and the CAA Conference Player of the Year in 2013 ... first team all-conference in both 2012 and 2013 ... averaged 15.4 points and 5.2 rebounds during his junior season ... won three-point competition at the Future150 camp.
Born Nov. 13, 1994 in Johnson City, Tenn. … son of Lisa and Shannon Hale Sr. … attended Christ School in Arden, N.C. … majoring in health studies.