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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s already been a whirlwind, headline-worthy spring for the Tinkle family.
Craig Robinson may be President Obama's brother-in-law, but one thing he is not is the head men's basketball coach at Oregon State. Not anymore. Robinson was fired Monday after going 94-105 in six seasons.
The Montana Grizzlies' annual Spring Tour through eastern Montana brought them to the monthly meeting of the Midland Roundtable at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center on Thursday. UM athletic director Kent Haslam, along with football coach Mick Delaney, men's basketball coach Wayne Tink…
Tres Tinkle is at it again. The 6-foot-7 Missoula Hellgate junior is already making waves playing spring basketball.
It’s never too early to start talking about next year.
That was a fun basketball season, huh?
Helena Capital won its previous two meetings with Missoula Hellgate, but it was the one just before that the Bruins couldn’t quite forget.
Angelo Villarreal wasn’t the primary option on Billings West’s last-second inbound play against Helena on Thursday night.
With the new Class AA basketball stats out, Mike Scherting shared some numbers that caught his eye on the girls’ side. Here are some of the eye-popping stats for the boys.
There are a lot of good high school basketball players in Montana this season. Players like Tres Tinkle and Jill Barta are becoming household names, but they’re not the only ones on lists of talented prospects.
It was one of those nights for Billings Skyview guard Kendal Manuel.
It’s time to provide some bulletin board material.
The weather may be cooling down a little — OK, a lot — but the action inside Montana’s high school basketball gyms is really about to heat up.
For high school hoopsters, basketball is a year-round affair. Their high school seasons end in March, their teams play in tournaments in early summer, and then many attend camps or hit the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) circuit after that.