(Editor’s note: Montana State University press release)
BOZEMAN – Montana State’s Tyler Hall, who enters his senior season on the cusp of several statistical and historical achievements, was named Preseason All-Big Sky on Tuesday, the league announced.
This season marks Hall’s third straight season on the preseason all-league team. He was First Team All-Big Sky as a sophomore, and second team all-conference last spring. Hall averaged 17.5 points a game in 2018, sixth in the Big Sky, and was second in the league in three-pointers per game (3.2) and led the loop in free throw shooting (90.7%).
A 6’5″ wing from Rock Island, Illinois, Hall begins 2018-19 with 1,861 career points, just 173 from the MSU school record held by Larry Chanay (2,034). He already owns the school record for three-point field goals (315), and is nearing the Big Sky record for points (2,102, Orlando Lightfoot of Idaho, 1991-94) and three-pointers (345, Jeremy Senglin of Weber State, 2013-17).
Hall joins preseason MVP Ahmaad Rorie, a senior guard from Montana, UM senior guard Michael Oguine, Weber State junior guard Jerrick Harding, Northern Colorado senior guard Jordan Davis, and Portland State sophomore guard Holland Woods on the preseason team. A season ago, Hall was named preseason league MVP.
Hall and the Bobcats play UM Western at 8 pm on Tuesday, October 30, then open the 2018-19 regular season hosting Utah State on November 6.