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Former Montana State guard Tyler Hall drives against Northern Arizona’s Chris Bowling on March 2 at Worthington Arena.

Former Montana State guard Tyler Hall has joined the Chicago Bulls’ Summer League roster, according to The Athletic.

The Rock Island, Illinois, native participated in a pre-draft workout with the Bulls on June 11. He wasn’t selected in Thursday’s NBA draft but now has an opportunity to continue proving himself.

The Bulls open Summer League action on July 5 and will play at least four games.

Last year, while Hall took part in the draft process before returning for his senior year, he worked out for the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks.

Hall concluded his career as the Big Sky’s and MSU’s all-time points leader with 2,518 points. He also leads both the conference and school in 3-pointers made with 431 throughout his four-year career.

Hall decided to return for his senior year because he hadn’t received confirmation from any team that he was going to be selected. Experiencing the process, though, helped Hall gain an idea of what occurs on the professional level.

From his junior to senior year, Hall increased in points per game (17.5 to 20.5), rebounds per game (3.7 to 4.7) and overall field-goal percentage (40.7% to 44.7%).

Hall’s 2,518 points rank 62nd most all-time nationally, and his 431 3-pointers rank eighth most all-time. After his career ended in the Big Sky tournament against Eastern Washington, former Bobcats head coach Brian Fish rattled off Hall’s accomplishments.

“Tyler didn’t want the attention. I’m not sure that gets enough credit for it,” Fish said. “He’s going to graduate, he has not been in trouble. Who’s loyal this day? Who stays four years at a Montana State when you have the opportunities that he could have had? He devoted to it. He loves the university. He’s done it. He’s going to graduate. He’s been out of trouble. I’m not sure we write enough stories about that.”

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