Great Falls forward Brendan Howard was named by USA Today High School Sports as its Player of the Year for Montana. (TOM WYLIE/MTN Sports)

On Wednesday, USA TODAY High School Sports announced its selections for the 2016-2017 ALL-USA Montana Boys Basketball Team.

The outlet named Brendan Howard from Great Falls High School as its Player of the Year. The senior forward earned First Team All-State honors in Montana for the fourth consecutive season. Howard once again averaged a double-double (24.1 points with 10.5 rebounds) and broke the State AA scoring record. This also marked the second season in a row that he captured the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year Award.

Howard has committed to play for Eastern Washington next season.

Coach of the Year
Zanen Pitts, Arlee

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FIRST TEAM
Player of the Year – Brendan Howard, F, Great Falls, 6-6/210, Sr.
Jaxen Hashley, F, Glacier (Kalispell), 6-6/250, Sr.
Phillip Malatare, G, Arlee, 6-0/160, Jr.
RayQuan Evans, G, Skyview (Billings), 6-2/185, Sr.
Tanner Haverfield, G, Beaverhead County (Dillon), 6-3/175, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
Nate Costin, G, Malta, 6-0/160, Sr.
Braxton Hill, G, Anaconda, 6-3/210, Jr.
Taylor England, F, Helena, 6-6/210, Sr.
Braydon Deming, F, Billings West, 6-4/215, Sr.
Matthew Rensvold, F/C, Polson, 6-5/215, Sr.

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