Michigan State basketball star Malik Hall not happy with All-Big Ten snub

Michigan State's Malik Hall shakes hands with fans after the Spartans win over Illinois on Saturday,
Michigan State's Malik Hall shakes hands with fans after the Spartans win over Illinois on Saturday, / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

It's that time of year again when All-Big Ten teams are announced and players feel as if they got snubbed. Well, Michigan State basketball star Malik Hall has a legitimate gripe.

We saw as the first, second, and third All-Big Ten teams were announced and only Tyson Walker was able to make the cut for the Spartans. He was a second-team selection, just missing out on first by what was probably a handful of votes. If he had not gotten hurt this season, he likely would have been a lock for that first team, averaging nearly 20 points per game.

Hall, however, had his best season as a Spartan and was a completely different beast when Big Ten play began. Yet he wasn't awarded with a spot on any of the three teams, rather just given an honorable mention along with AJ Hoggard.

While I'm against players speaking out about these things during incredibly disappointing seasons as a team, Hall took to Twitter to voice his displeasure, treating it like bulletin-board material.

Part of me agreed and was like "yeah, you got the wrong guy mad" but then I remembered the whole preseason AJ Hoggard saga where he felt he was disrespected on a national level and thought he deserved to be on every preseason watch list and All-Big Ten team. And then he proceeded to have one of the more disappointing senior seasons of any Michigan State point guard in recent memory.

Let's hope the same doesn't happen with Hall here.

Ideally, Hall wouldn't just made a mental note of this snub and proved it on the court over the next month as Michigan State enters the Big Ten Tournament without a double-bye after starting the season No. 4 in the country and it's also directly on the NCAA Tournament bubble. If he leads this team on some sort of shocking March run, I'll feel better about this tweet.

For now, we'll just have to settle with the fact that he called it out and hope that he proves why it was a snub.