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UB BASKETBALL SUSPENDS FRESHMAN

University at Buffalo freshman Wallace Hall has been suspended indefinitely from the men's basketball program after being charged last week with unlawful possession and criminal sale of marijuana.

Hall, a 6-foot-2 guard from Detroit, and another suspect were arrested with a small amount of marijuana at 9:49 p.m. Thursday in the Ellicott Complex on the UB campus. According to a UB police official, the possession charge is a violation, while the criminal sale is a misdemeanor.

A court date has not been determined.

"Wallace Hall has been suspended indefinitely from the men's basketball program because of a pending legal issue," UB coach Reggie Witherspoon said in a statement issued by the school. "At the conclusion of the university and judicial review of this matter, Wally's status in our basketball program will be reevaluated."

Witherspoon was unavailable for further comment.

Hall was used sparingly as a freshman during the Bulls' 23-10 season that included a bid to the National Invitation Tournament, but was expected to challenge for significant playing time next season. Hall appeared in 22 games last season, started one, and played only 121 minutes last season.
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