Tennessee rising senior Kenny Hall has been reinstated to the Vols' men's basketball team after being suspended the final nine games of the season.
UT coach Cuonzo Martin said Hall will be with his teammates when they start spring workouts next Tuesday.
"Kenny's back in the fold,'' Martin said Tuesday morning. "Kenny is a good young man, and I believe he has learned a valuable lesson and he's ready to move forward.''
Hall was suspended indefinitely on Feb. 15, prior to the Vols' 77-58 home win over Arkansas, for conduct detrimental to the team.
Martin wouldn't specify Hall's violation, and he said it has been dealt with and is now behind him and the player.
Hall started the two games prior to his suspension, giving him a career-high 16 starts this season in the 25 games he played.
The 6-foot-9, 222-pound Hall averaged 6.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game this season, and he was leading the team with 25 blocked shots at the time of his suspension.
Martin said he has reason to believe Hall will make great strides at center in the offseason.
"Kenny has been spending his time in the weight room and the gym,'' Martin said. "He's hungry to get back on the court.''
The Vols return their top four front-line players in Hall, Second-team All-SEC forward Jeronne Maymon, All-SEC freshman pick Jarnell Stokes and rising sophomore Yemi Makanjuola.
Mike Griffith covers Tennessee men's basketball. Follow him at http://twitter.com/MikeGriffith32