This should probably come as no surprise to any Montana State basketball fan but the I have heard that the Montana State women’s basketball program is recruiting Kalli Durham of Miles City here in Montana. Kali is a 5-8 guard prospect. She plays the 3-4 at Miles City but is projected as a shooting guard in college.
Now for all of you Montana State fans this next part should be fairly obvious, but I will cover it none the less. Some of may want to skip this next paragraph.
Blue and gold as well as college basketball runs deep in Kalli blood lines. Her grand father played basketball for Montana State as well as she is the niece of Bobcat hall of famer as a player and coach Mick Durham. Like wise her cousin Casey (Mick’s son) also played for the Bobcat basketball program a few years back. Kalli’s father is also a former college player as well as head coach at Miles Community college and Western Montana College in Dillon. He is the current athletic Director for Western Montana College.
Now that we have covered her Bobcat family tree we can get back to her.
Kalli is a junior and in her 3rd year as a starter for Miles City. She averaged 10 points a game as freshman and 17 points as a sophomore. With the season about half over she is leading Miles city in scoring at 17 points a game. Her scoring has picked up a bit l=as of late with scoring outputs of 27 vs. Hardin, 26 vs. Laurel, and 23 vs. Broadus. She is on pace to set the all time Miles City (technically called Custer County High school) scoring record by the end of this season, and will have her senior campaign next year to further improve on that.
After a good 2009 summer Kalli’s recruitment has taken off some this fall and winter receiving recruiting interest from Montana State, Portland State, Army, Columbia, and, of course, Montana Western. As you can most likely tell by the quality of the schools looking at her she is an excellent student, and that should only increaser attractiveness to schools as we get closer to next falls early signing period. It is still early so I am not sure she has any concrete offers at this point, but is being watched carefully by these schools.