(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE -- Dawson Community College men's basketball coach Joe Peterson has announced his first signee for the 2021-22 season, as Scobey guard Aidan Fishell will join the Bucs next year.
"I really felt it was the best choice for me to develop my game, and the environment was great," said Fishell.
Heading into his senior year Fishell has already helped Scobey to 76 wins with only three losses, including a perfect 25-0 record and co-Class C state championship last year.
Spartans head coach Jason Wolfe described Fishell: "Aidan is a fierce competitor with a tremendous feel for the game. We are excited for Aidan and look forward to following him as a Buccaneer."
The Scobey Spartans finished in fourth place at state his freshman year and third place his sophomore year before finally capturing the ultimate prize his junior year. Fishell averaged 14 points, four rebounds, and four assists per game last year while shooting 52.3 percent from the field, 39.6 percent from 3-point range and 71 percent from the free throw line on his way to being selected first-team all-conference, first-team all-state and first-team all-state tournament team. As a sophomore, he was also first-team all-state tournament team.
"Fish is mentally tough, has a great work ethic and an outstanding basketball IQ," said Peterson. "I think he's as good as any point guard in the state this year. I've been watching him for the past three years and like him more every time I see him. I've only said this about one or two athletes before, but watching him play makes me smile. Scobey kids are well-coached and fit great in our system because they are taught good defensive principles, love to press, understand team culture and know how to win. Coach Wolfe does an excellent job of helping them be successful and preparing them for the transition to college. I can't wait to start coaching Aidan."
After a busy fall with 10 scrimmages against outside competition, the Bucs will tip off the regular season Jan. 20 at Miles Community College.