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Betcher, Manuel, Samuelson discuss playing in front of college coaches

Betcher, Manuel, Samuelson discuss playing in front of college coaches

Kendal Manuel of Billings Skyview and Danny Betcher and Jared Samuelson of Billings West talk about playing in front of college coaches during summer AAU tournaments.

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Big Sky schools showing interest in Betcher, Samuelson, Manuel

Big Sky schools showing interest in Betcher, Samuelson, Manuel

The spring and summer AAU circuit can eventually start to wear on athletes.

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Samuelson, Betcher, Manuel discuss AAU competition level

Samuelson, Betcher, Manuel discuss AAU competition level

Jared Samuelson, Danny Betcher and Kendal Manuel recently returned from playing AAU basketball in Las Vegas. They talked about the competition level and the biggest challenges they faced.

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Montana stars revel in AAU spotlight in Las Vegas

Montana stars revel in AAU spotlight in Las Vegas

Summer league basketball has taken on a life of its own for high school athletes and coaches in Montana. Not many days go by without a tournament, shoot-around or open gym for players hoping to make their impact the following basketball season.

July 31, 2014 8:15 pm Video Photos

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Danny Betcher

Danny Betcher

Billings West's Danny Betcher played AAU basketball the past three summers, capping it off with Montana Hoops in Las Vegas. "It's been a fun journey," he said. "It's a good experience, I really enjoyed it."

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Basketball Trio

Basketball Trio

From left, Kendal Manuel of Billings Skyview and Danny Betcher and Jared Samuelson of Billings West recently returned from playing AAU basketball in Las Vegas.

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Danny Betcher - Billings West High

Danny Betcher - Billings West High

Danny Betcher recruiting video

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West's Betcher attracting Division I attention

West's Betcher attracting Division I attention

It’s hard to make sense of the NCAA recruiting rules, but basketball coaches are entering into the first of three “evaluation periods” in July.

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State AA boys: Missoula Hellgate hopes for postseason run again

State AA boys: Missoula Hellgate hopes for postseason run again

The best and brightest of Class AA will descend on Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark this weekend for the combined boys and girls state basketball tournament, which tips off Thursday morning. 

March 12, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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West boys claim Eastern AA crown

BOZEMAN -- Junior guard Jared Samuelson poured in 27 points and Billings West hit the jackpot on Tuesday, holding off Bozeman 60-59 in boys basketball and securing the Eastern AA title and automatic berth to state.

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West boys win in double OT at Butte

BUTTE -- Billings West's boys beat Butte 69-67 in double overtime on Monday night and can clinch the Eastern AA title and a spot in the state tournament by winning at Bozeman on Tuesday afternoon.

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West boys top CMR, 69-57

GREAT FALLS -- The Billings West Golden Bears are all alone in first place in the Eastern AA conference.

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Great Falls edges West boys, 71-70

GREAT FALLS — Lukas Vining was fouled on a shot attempt at the buzzer and hit two free throws with no time remaining Friday night to give Great Falls High a dramatic 71-70 win over Billings West in Eastern AA boys basketball.

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West survives wild Skyview rally for 63-60 win

West survives wild Skyview rally for 63-60 win

Too much Jared Samuelson in the beginning and not enough time at the end added up to a tough loss for Billings Skyview on Tuesday night.

February 04, 2014 10:23 pm Video Photos

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Danny Betcher of West dunks the ball

Danny Betcher of West dunks the ball

Danny Betcher of West dunks the ball late in the game against Skyview on February 4, 2014.

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West, Skyview led by talented crop of juniors

West, Skyview led by talented crop of juniors

Tres Tinkle of Missoula Hellgate is widely recognized as the best player among the juniors in Montana boys prep basketball.

February 03, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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West avenges previous loss to Central with 57-39 victory

West avenges previous loss to Central with 57-39 victory

Billings West set an aggressive tone in the second half Saturday night, one that clearly conveyed the notion: “Not this time.”

February 01, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Betcher helps West to 70-51 win over Broncs

Betcher helps West to 70-51 win over Broncs

Danny Betcher knows how to celebrate a birthday.

January 30, 2014 10:00 pm Video Photos

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West boys shut down Senior, 70-51, to earn season sweep

West boys shut down Senior, 70-51, to earn season sweep

Danny Betcher scored 22 points, including two dunks, on his birthday to help Billings West beat Billings Senior 70-51.

January 30, 2014 9:52 pmLoading…

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