Great Falls CMR player Reece Green (pictured right) signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this week. The 6’4 forward averaged 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game for the Rustlers this past season and shot 56 percent from the field. He was the leading scorer and rebounder for the Class AA program and was selected 2nd team All-Conference in the Eastern AA. CMR coach John Cislo commented, “I’m really happy for him. He gets an opportunity to go off to college and get better.”
Belgrade forward Trey Layman (pictured below) also signed with DCC on the same day as Green. Layman was a crucial part of a team that finished 3rd at the Class A State Tournament. At a younger age, he played point guard, but he kept growing and ended up being the biggest guy on his high school team. He kept the ball-handling and passing skills of a guard, but also learned to play inside too. In his senior season, he averaged 11.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He also shot 54% from the field and 34% from the 3 point line. He was selected 1st team All-State. Layman led the Central A in assists and blocks and was 2nd in field goal percentage.
DCC Coach Joe Peterson was excited, “These two have had good high school careers and with a lot of hard work over the summer, they have the potential to make an impact at the college level in the coming years. Reece has a lot of natural athletic ability. Trey has a good understanding of the game and is an excellent passer for his size. I think DCC is the best place for both of them to develop as players, students and young men. I’m glad they decided to become Buccaneers!”