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 2017-18 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
John Cislo, C.M. Russell (Great Falls)
No player on the Rustlers’ roster had played in a state tournament game entering the season, but the 14-year head coach helped ensure that changed in 2018. C.M. Russell went 19-4 overall, winning both the Eastern Division title and the Class AA state crown, knocking off Bozeman in both title games.
Player of the Year
Sam Beighle, G, Sentinel (Missoula), 6-3/185, Sr.
The Carroll College commit was outstanding as a senior, earning the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year Award. Beighle topped Class AA in scoring (22.9) and 3-pointers made, while also contributing 7.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.
Phillip Malatare, G, Arlee, 6-1/165, Sr.
Malatare posted 22.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 5.8 steals per game, leading the Warriors to a perfect season and their second straight Class C state championship.
Braxton Hill, G, Anaconda, 6-3/215, Sr.
A Montana football commit, Hill averaged 24.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists during an explosive senior campaign.
Rollie Worster, G, Hellgate (Missoula), 6-3/190, So.
The dynamic sophomore was one of the state’s most dangerous offensive performers, scoring 19.7 points per game, to go with 6.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
Mack Anderson, F/C, Bozeman, 6-9/210, Sr.
The future Montana Grizzly averaged just three points and three rebounds per game as a junior, but exploded this season for 16.6 points, 12.9 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per contest.
Treyton Pickering, F, Sunburst, 6-5/230, Sr.
Garrison Rothwell, F, C.M. Russell (Great Falls), 6-3/195, Sr.
Sayer Patton, G/F, Choteau, 6-2/170, Jr.
Famous Lefthand, G/F, Hardin, 6-3/185, So.
Chrishon Dixon, G, Billings Central, 6-0/155, Jr.