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Providence Argos add Bigfork's Colt Thorness, Cut Bank's Hayden Harrell to men's basketball roster

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 17:11:24-04

GREAT FALLS -- University of Providence men's basketball coach Steve Keller announced the addition of a pair of Montana athletes in Bigfork's Colt Thorness and Cut Bank's Hayden Harrell.

Thorness, a 6-foot-7 senior, helped the Vikings to consecutive Class B state championships in 2018 and 2019. As a senior, Thorness averaged 13 points, eight rebounds and six blocks per contest for head coach John Hollow.

"Colt has a huge upside," Keller said in a UP release. "He is (6-foot-7), very long and athletic. He has great hands, runs the floor well and is a shot blocker. He is a two-time state champion and knows how to win. His best basketball is ahead of him and we look forward to helping him reach his potential."

Thorness, who posted multiple games with double-digit blocks, plans to study business at UP.

Harrell is another Class B standout who hopes to make a contribution to the Argos. A 6-foot-1 three-year starter, he averaged 15 points per game this winter, scoring a career-high 37 points. He led the Wolves in assists and was a District 1B all-conference selection.

"We are excited to add another local recruit to our roster," Keller said. "Last summer his high school team came and played in our summer tournament and we were impressed with his ability to score in a variety of ways. We look forward to having him as an Argo."