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Bozeman High's Avery Burkhart commits to Montana State Billings for basketball

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Oct 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-07 16:06:58-04

BOZEMAN — After a breakout junior season earning Eastern AA all-conference, and a stellar summer season with the renowned Northwest Blazers club basketball team, Bozeman High senior Avery Burkhart announced her verbal commitment via Twitter on Monday to play for Montana State Billings next season.

As an anchor in the paint, Burhart’s most recent stat line from her time with the Northwest Blazers estimated to about 10 points, 7 boards and 3 blocks which boosted her stock through recruitment

"It was a good experience overall," Burkhart said. "I think it definitely helped me like in the eyes of recruitment."

Although MSU Billings was in the mix early on, in the end Burkhart would have to decide between going to Billings or playing at the dominant Carroll College in the Frontier Conference, a decision that came down to one factor: the coaching staff.

"Honestly just had to take the most factors out of it and what it came down to was my connection with the coaches," Burkhart explained.

With her verbal commitment coming early, Burkhart now has her sights set on finishing hers senior high school career without the stresses of the recruitment process. Burkhart is currently in volleyball season with Bozeman High sitting at fifth place in the Eastern AA.