USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Montana Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2016-17 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Zanen Pitts, Arlee
One season after falling just short in the Class C final, Pitts guided the Warriors to a 26-1 record and the first state championship in program history. Representing a small reservation town of barely 600 residents, Arlee utilized a fast pace and a swarming defense to beat Manhattan Christian in the title game, 71-67.
Player of the Year
Brendan Howard, F, Great Falls, 6-6/210, Sr.
A four-time First Team All-State pick, Howard once again averaged a double-double, pairing a Class AA best 24.1 points with 10.5 rebounds. An Eastern Washington commit, he earned his second consecutive Gatorade Player of the Year honor.
Jaxen Hashley, F, Glacier (Kalispell), 6-6/250, Sr.
MVP of the Class AA state tournament, Hashley led Class AA in rebounds with 11.9 while also contributing 16.7 points per contest.
Phillip Malatare, G, Arlee, 6-0/160, Jr.
Malatare put up huge numbers – 20.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 5.8 steals – and notched one quadruple-double while leading the Warriors to a Class C state title.
RayQuan Evans, G, Skyview (Billings), 6-2/185, Sr.
The dynamic senior guard scored 18.2 points per game, handed out 3.3 assists and shot a dazzling 60.8 percent from the floor.
Tanner Haverfield, G, Beaverhead County (Dillon), 6-3/175, Sr.
Haverfield led the Beavers to a perfect season and the Class A state championship, scoring 17.8 points per game.
Nate Costin, G, Malta, 6-0/160, Sr.
Braxton Hill, G, Anaconda, 6-3/210, Jr.
Taylor England, F, Helena, 6-6/210, Sr.
Braydon Deming, F, Billings West, 6-4/215, Sr.
Matthew Rensvold, F/C, Polson, 6-5/215, Sr.