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Missoula Hellgate’s Dylan Holst joins MSU Billings

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Posted at 9:26 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 13:49:49-04

(Editor's note: MSUB Athletics release)

BILLINGS -- Montana State University Billings head men’s basketball coach Mick Durham announced the signing of Dylan Holst from Missoula on Monday. The former Hellgate High School standout was an integral part of the Knights' 21-2 record in 2018-19.

Dylan Holst
Guard, 6-foot-5
Hellgate High School
Missoula, MT

Spending the 2019-20 season at Edge Prep School in Calgary, Alberta, Holst returns to his home state as the latest local athlete to commit to MSUB. Helping the Knights to a 21-2 record his senior year before falling to Bozeman High School in the Class AA state championship, Holst averaged 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.

Holst is also a former academic all-state selection and earned second-team all-Western AA recognition and honorable mention all-state honors his senior year.

Holst is the son of former University of Montana men’s basketball coach Don Holst. Coach Durham’s Montana State University Bobcats played Holst’s Grizzly’s from 1998-2002.

Durham on Holst: “I am excited to have Dylan join our program. He spent last year at a prep school in Canada and will come in as a freshman. Dylan gives us a young wing player in our program and has a big upside as he continues to get stronger and grows into his body. Dylan is very athletic and a great competitor and understands how to play, growing up as a coach’s son.”

Holst on choosing MSUB: “I chose MSUB to start my college basketball career because it is a great program with a great coach. MSUB offers business classes that I can learn from to expand the knowledge I can use to succeed after college.”