HELENA — It was no secret that Helena High senior Connor Murgel was planning on staying in Montana as he made the transition from high school to college. Murgel made it abundantly clear on Jan. 30 via Twitter that his loyalties were with the University of Providence. Monday’s proceedings were just to sign the paperwork making it official.
— Connor Murgel (@connor_murgel) January 31, 2019
Considering there are four more regular season games in the immediate future for Murgel, he understands there’s more work to be done before his time with the Bengals comes to a close, but he is excited for what the future will bring.
“I’m really excited to be going up to Great Falls and playing for Coach (Steve) Keller. I‘m really excited to be able to play under him and his staff,” said Murgel. “While I‘m up there, I plan on studying biology or exercise science and later studying physical therapy.”
With Murgel committed to the University of Providence, the conversation has already begun about his teammates’ plans for college, as Murgel noted it would be nice to see a familiar face suit up in the blue and green next winter.
“Pierce Brown, one of our other kids, he’s a really good shooter, I mean he can stroke the ball. That kid can really shoot the ball,” said Murgel with a chuckle. “I know he wants to go play somewhere, and I hope he gets that opportunity. It would be sweet if he could come play with me.”