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Billings Central's Mya Hansen decommits from Lady Griz

Mya Hansen
Posted at 12:51 PM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 16:12:55-04

BILLINGS -- Mya Hansen, Montana's 2020-21 MaxPreps Montana high school girls basketball player of the year, has decommitted from the University of Montana women's basketball team.

"I just want to take the chance to step back and look at some other interests and opportunities," Hansen told MTN Sports.

The Lady Griz recently hired Brian Holsinger as their third head coach in three years, following Michael Petrino and Shannon Schweyen.

"I'm not necessarily looking at bigger," Hansen said of her decision. "It's a combination of tradition, culture, atmosphere and a program that will help me develop into a better player and a better person. That doesn't necessarily mean a bigger school for me."

Hansen committed to the Lady Griz in 2019 after her freshman year at Laurel High School before transferring to Billings Central prior to her sophomore year. In three seasons between Laurel and Billings Central, Hansen has racked up 1,096 points, 285 rebounds, 145 assists and 133 steals.

Last season, Hansen averaged 17.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 52% from the floor, 50% from 3-point land and 90% from the free throw line, according to MaxPreps.

Hansen received the MaxPreps honor after helping the Rams to a runner-up finish at the State A tournament in March. She scored 35 points in Central's title-game loss to Havre, as the Rams closed their season 18-2. Billings Central was a 2020 co-champion with Hardin.