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
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.
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.