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CMR’s Josh Huestis is getting Attention


huestis2While some of the state of Montana’s basketball class of 2010 stars may be waning a bit this spring, Great Falls CMR high school star Josh Huestis seems to be gaining more attention from recruiting services and D-1 coaches.

Just to review, as a junior this past year Huestis averaged 15.3 points, 11.2 rebounds and 4.5 blocks a game while shooting 50% from the field. CMR finished 21-2 this season and won the Class AA championship, while Huestis was named tournament MVP. He was also named first team all AA State and the Great Fall Tribune Super State team. Huestis is listed at 6-7 (although I am hearing reports that he may closing in on 6-8) and 210 lbs. Huestis is a very physical high school who plays hard at both ends of the floor. He has all the skills to be a very effective power forward in college, but has also been working on his perimeter game with the hope of getting some looks at the small forward spot.

Here is some video on Josh.

Since the end of the basketball season most of the major internet basketball recruiting service have jumped on the band wagon. A quick review of the internet found him in the databases of the following site/services.

Rivals.comhuestis
Scout.com
ESPN.com
Hoopmasters.com
Westcoasthoopsreport.com

It is very hard to get the Montana athletes in these data bases, most have rules that one the members of their scouting staffs have to personally see a player before they will list a player. Sometimes if you can politic a little you might be able get a player on the list, but getting more than one Montana kid is difficult. Huestis is the only Montana boy’s player I could find listed in any database. The last players to be listed I can remember being listed were Derek Selvig and Bobby Howard (scout.com and rivals.com) in 2007.

While Huestis has been holding offers from Montana State and Montana for close to a year, I am told that Idaho, Santa Clara, Wyoming and Portland State have expressed an interest in Josh. I also heard that the previous coaching staff at Washington State was also interested. It should be interesting to follow his recruitment this summer.

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6 Responses to “CMR’s Josh Huestis is getting Attention”


  1. 1 quincey hodges
    July 15, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Josh played 2 games yesterday at the cream of the crop challenge. The first game he played ok but the second game he played much better, scoring with a variety of moves ( dunk,three,drives,midrange,free throw) he finished with around 10-13pts 11rebs 2 blks. He plays again later today

  2. 2 quincey
    July 11, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    josh finshed his 3rd in fourth game yesterday..he had 10-13 points in both with 11 rebs and 2 then 3 blks …the belmont shore aau teams hes playing with finished 3-1. today he played in the pangos all west camp..he finshed with 18pts 10rebs 3 blks while scoring on a variety of midrange, drives ,and put back dunks. he has left no doubt that he is a small foward on the low,mid, and high major level of college basketball..so far hes looking like the best player out of the 300 participants at the camp. the people of montana should be proud of there home grown player

  3. July 10, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Quincey

    Thanks, for the update, I look forward to more updates.

  4. 4 quincey
    July 10, 2009 at 9:12 am

    update on josh huestis..he has just finshed his second game in the Pangos Summer Sweet 16 @ Cabrillo HS hes playing with the belmont shore aau team..his first game he had 17pts 12 rebs and 3 blks..second game he had about 12pts 11rebs and a couple of blks…on this team he is playing the small foward position and is looking extremly well playing it..the first game he hit 4 three pointers from well beyound the line with 3 comming in a row..his jumper has gotten 10times better as well as his ball handling from working wit a personally trainer all summer in california. by the end up the summer he will no question be a highly ranked player


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