BOZEMAN – Montana State guard Tyler Hall took his chances for a shot at his dream of playing in the NBA. The star junior declared for the NBA Draft in early April, but on Wednesday the Rock Island, Illinois native has decided to remove his name from the hat, MTN Sports confirmed.
Hall entered the NBA Draft without hiring an agent, which always allowed him the right to return to college if he did not get the evaluation he had hoped from NBA teams. However, while Hall will be exiting the NBA Draft, as first reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN, it is not guaranteed that he will return to the Montana State basketball program. He could decide to start his pro career overseas, but the feeling inside the Bobcat program is that Hall will in fact return to Bozeman for his senior season.
The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 18.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game last season, but Hall’s biggest strength comes from his shooting ability. He shot 40.7 percent from the floor this year, including 37 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. Hall also was extremely consistent at the free throw line, finishing at 90.7 percent on the year.