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.
The spring and summer AAU circuit can eventually start to wear on athletes.
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.
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.
Kendal Manuel of Billings Skyview has played AAU basketball off and on since he was 8 years old. His Anthony Davis Select team lost in the semifinals at the Fab 48 in Las Vegas. "We wanted to go home. It was kind of sad, though, because it was our last AAU tournament ever," he said.
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.
Jared Samuelson of Billings West and Kendal Manuel of Billings Skyview were named to USA Today’s 2013-14 All-USA Montana boys basketball team.
The basketball offseason is about to get really busy for players looking to make their impressions to Division I coaches. Jared Samuelson of Billings West and Kendal Manuel of Billing Skyview are already forging their marks.
Ever since Wayne Tinkle left Montana to take over as head coach of the Oregon State men’s basketball team, Montana prep basketball fans have wondered where Tinkle’s son, senior-to-be Tres, would finish up his high school career.
Tres Tinkle of Missoula Hellgate and Kendal Manuel (00) of Billings Skyview are teammates on the Anthony Davis Select AAU basketball team. The team recently placed third at a tournament in Portland and has scheduled games in Seattle, Anaheim and Las Vegas this summer.
Shealynn Wacaser’s javelin has been stuck in a holding pattern.
If the weather cooperates (Tuesday’s forecast includes a strong chance of rain), the Midland Roundtable Top 10 track and field meet has the potential to be a record-setting day at the Laurel High School Sports Complex.
Darren Hecker acknowledges that distance runners are cut from a different cloth. Some of them run out of enjoyment, others out of necessity. For Hecker, it's a bit of both.
Angelo Villarreal wasn’t the primary option on Billings West’s last-second inbound play against Helena on Thursday night.
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.
Kendal Manuel is a man of his word.
Billings Skyview and Billings Senior will meet in a State AA boys basketball playoff game Thursday night at the Skyview gym.
Kendal Manuel and Tre’von Strong took the direct route to a home playoff game Tuesday afternoon.
As visiting CMR scurried to find an open shot, Skyview’s student section counted down the final frantic seconds. Five … four … three … two ...