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Montana Western men's basketball signs 2

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Apr 23, 2020

(Editor's note: Montana Western media release)

DILLON -- University of Montana Western head men's basketball coach Mike Larsen has announced the signings of Nahsyah Bolar and Grayson Nelson to NAIA National Letters of Intent.

Bolar is 6-foot-7 forward from Denver and will graduate from Northfield High School this spring. At Northfield he averaged 19 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks per game, earning him all-state honors.

"We are very excited to add Nahsyah to our program," Larsen said. "He brings a ton of athleticism and length to our team. Nahsyah is a player with an amazing motor and has the ability to change the game on the defensive end of the floor."

He is the son of Nahsyah and Sonja Bolar and plans on majoring in business at Montana Western.

Nelson is a 6-7 post from Firth, Idaho. He is a 2019 graduate of Firth High School, where he averaged 17 points and 15 rebounds per game and was named first-team all-conference as a junior. His senior season was cut short to injury, but he still led the team in points, rebounds and blocks. The multi-sport athlete was also a two-time all-conference selection in football and baseball. He comes to UMW after spending a season at Columbia Basin College, where he averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks per game.

"We are really excited to add Grayson," Larsen said. "He comes is as a sophomore and will give us great length and athleticism inside. Grayson is a high character and high academic kid that will definitely make our program better."

The Dean's List student is the son of Shawn and Monica Nelson ans plans on majoring in biology at Montana Western.