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29
Apr
10

Recruiting: Grizzly progress report

We are about 4 weeks into the late recruiting period with about 2 week remaining I thought I would do update where the four Montana based D-1 programs currently stand and what is left to finish out their recruiting. This is the second of two updates. The first covered the Montana State teams, this one will cover the Montana programs.

The Montana Grizzly Men

The Griz men signed two JC players so far this spring in Art Stewart from Casper JC in Wyoming and Jordan Wood of Snow JC in Utah as well as the high school commit Jamar Kareem from Westchester high school in California. They also lost Micheal Taylor who decided the transfer. When you add up the scholarships that leaves the Griz with six returning letter men, one redshirt freshman, four incoming freshman as well as two incoming junior college players. That gives them the 13 maximum scholarships allowed by the NCAA, so they are done right? It does not appear so.

I have been hearing from multiple sources that the Griz are still looking for a point guard in the JC ranks. The two players that are mentioned most often are Chris Kupets in Hill junior college and Chris McHenry of Garden City JC in Kansans but I understand they are involved with a few others. I believe McHenry might be a long shot. he was committed at one time to Montana but de-committed and I hear a little bad blood has developed. Kupets was committed to Boise State at one point but her de-committed when they changed the coaches. Kupets was said to be leaning towards Cal State Fullerton and Utah as of last week but last it appears Utah has signed another JC point guard yesterday.

If the Griz do sign another player, though, that means that one of the 6 returning will not be coming back. I have heard speculation on who that player might be but no actual solid info, so we will all just have to guess on that – but think perimeter player.

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13
Apr
10

Signing Day Preview: Lady Griz

This Wednesday will be the start of the spring signing day which will go until mid May and I wanted to update on various rumors and as well as my opinion (guess) on what the four programs are doing and who they could sign during the late period.

The current trend that all four programs have been following the past 3-4 years is to primarily sign high school kids in the early period and JC transfers in the late period, and this year they look to no different.

Lady Griz

Signed in the Fall:

Jordan Sullivan 6-1 Combo Forward – Sidney, MT
Carly Selvig 6-2 Center / Forward – Glendive, MT
Kellie Cole 5-8 Shooting Guard – Bozeman, MT
Lexi Nelson 5-8 Point Guard – Butte, MT
Torry Hill 5-7 Combo Guard – Anaconda, MT

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05
Apr
10

Montana-Wyoming All-Star: Montana Girl’s


The Midland Roundtable has announced their Montana rosters for the annual Montana versus Wyoming All Star games that will be played on June 11 in Sheridan, Wyoming and June 12 at Rocky Mountain College in Billings.

This year version of the Montana Girls all-star roster does not feature a major star like Jos Tinkle, but I think it will be a long time before we see a basketball player, for either boy’s or women’s team for quite a while. Jordan Sullivan of Sidney, has been playing in Tinkle’s shadow the past few years, and is clearly the star of this team. Sullivan has the capability of playing guard, forward or center for this team but will most likely play inside for Montana. Sullivan who signed with U of Montana is a complete player, who is a walking double double but can also handle the ball and pass out of the double (triple) team.

The Montana team also feature three other players who signed with the University of Montana in guard Lexi Nelson of Butte, guard Kellie Cole of Bozeman and center Carly Selvig of Glendive. Nelson is a spark plug guard who can sore points in bunches, Cole is a very balanced player who gets it done on both offense and defense side of the ball. Carly Selvig is known more as a defensive stopper prior to her senior year but has shown a new found offensive game this year. Unfortunately Anaconda’s scoring machine Torry Hill blew out he knee this past February and will not be available this June.

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20
Dec
09

Prospect Update: Lady Griz

This is the final of four updates on signee’s /commits from the four Montana State and University of Montana basketball programs. Part 1 featured an update on the Montana State men’s program. Number two updated the Montana men’s program while #3 focused on the Bobcat Women’s prospects. This final update will focus on the Montana’s Lady Griz prospects.

2010 Signees

  • Kellie Cole 5-8 G Bozeman HS – Cole and Bozeman are out to a 4-0 start and looking like one of the better teams in AA. Cole is averaging 18 points a game, and is really shooting the ball well from 3 point range.
  • Tory Hill 5-9 G Anaconda HS – Hill has always been known as a scorer, and last year averaged close to 25 points a game and it appears she is looking to improve on that this year. Hill currently sports a 32 points a game for Anaconda, including a 39 to 41 point dual she had with Libby’s Jackie Mee. Hill may have lost the individual battle but her team won the game.

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17
Dec
09

Montana Preps: Jackie Mee

Jackie Mee is the one Montana women’s prep basketball player/prospect this year, who getting absolutely no love this year from D-1 coaches. As many of you know I have been touting her since this summer as one of the better prospects in the 2010 class, but as many of you also know I am not a D-1 coach.

Well I am going to do it again.

If Mee does sign with a D-1 club this spring, which I think is a strong possibility, she will be the 7th Montana girl’s prep to player with a D-1 club, and I think some how she is being hurt by a numbers game? Nobody wants to take the 7th best player in Montana? I have been talking to quite a few very knowledgably basketball folks in Montana and I am convinced that she is a stronger prospect than a few of the girls already committed.

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11
Dec
09

Nice article on Lady Griz recruits

The Billings Gazette has a nice article / interview on Lady Griz signees and cousins Carly Selvig and Jordan Sullivan. It is a pretty good article on their relationship and recruitment I enjoyed it quite a bit. I have a short except from it below but you should check out the entire article.

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10
Dec
09

Future players start their season


The high school basketball season across the United State is just starting to get into high gear, and most of the 18 recruits signed or committed to the four Montana D-1 prospects have already started their season with most of the rest getting under way this coming week-end.

Around Montana a few players started their season last weekend with Carly Selvig’s (Glendive), Lexi Nelson (Butte), Kellie Cole (Bozeman) and Blake Brumwell (Big Sandy) getting a game. The remainder of the Montana players and teams kicking in the next couple of day’s.

From out of the state of Montana, Bobcat women’s signee Ausha Cole leads the pack in games already played with 9 games under her belt. Bobcat men’s signee Chris McCall is the only player to yet kick off his season, but his Cheyenne high school team starts it season tonight.

Montana State’s two Australian recruits Kate Webb and Emily Nelson are a whole different ball game. These two women have already finished their high school career and the whole Australian under 18 basketball system is so different than the here in the United States.

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