MSU hoops star Hall declares for draft

BOZEMAN – Montana State basketball star Tyler Hall has decided he will forego his senior year to declare for the NBA draft in June.

IMG_2465Hall, whose 1,861 career points ranks 10th on the Big Sky Conference’s all-time list, said he will not hire an agent and therefore will remain eligible to withdraw from the process and either return to Bozeman or another Division I program for his senior year.

“I’m just seeing where I’m at in this,” he said. “If I’m secured as a first or second round pick, then I’ll make the decision. But right now I’m focusing on getting in there with those (other underclassmen) and seeing where I’m at.”

The Rock Island, Illinois, product scored 17.5 points a game in 2017-18 and was a unanimous first-team All-Big Sky selection as a sophomore after scoring a single-season program record of 739 points. He entered last season as the preseason Big Sky MVP before earning second-team All-Big Sky honors for a Bobcat squad that lost 11 of its final 13 games.

The draft process officially begins on April 13 with the NBA early-entry candidate application period. Teams conduct and attend workouts with early-entry players beginning on April 24, and the deadline to withdraw from the process and retain NCAA eligibility is May 30.


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