Stadium forward Bobby Moorehead signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play basketball at University of Montana.
He averaged 26 points and 10 rebounds per game this season for the Tigers and was named Narrows League MVP.
After making official visits to both Portland State and Montana, Moorehead knew Missoula was the place for him.
“I really liked Montana when i went over,” he said. “The coaching staff is great, it’s a great program. I just loved everything about it.
“I made my official visit and right after I was leaving I just called them up and told them I wanted to be a Griz.”
Stadium head coach Dennis Johnson took over in September after spending over 20 years as an assistant at Federal Way. He recalled coaching Viont’E Daniels and other Federal Way players who went on to play Division 1 basketball. It will mean a lot for Stadium’s program to have a D-1 player of its own to look up to.
“Being [at Federal Way] really helped me a lot to be able to recognize talent,” Johnson said. “Now we have our own example. Success leaves clues.”
Moorehead played on the C-team his freshman year before he grew six inches (he’s now 6-foot-6). But Johnson was quick to point out that his scholarship is about more than just being tall.
“A lot of kids grow six or seven inches and they don’t work,” Johnson said. “[Bobby] just worked hard and it shows that you can be a good person, a good student, and a good basketball player. It’s going to be a great example for some of our other kids.”
Moorehead will begin summer school and summer workouts in Missoula with the rest of the basketball team on June 29.
“I’m really excited to meet everybody, and since we’ll be the only ones at the school we’ll really get to bond with each other and get to know each other.”