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Adam Huse

Adam Huse
 

Adam Huse
6'1” Guard
Hometown: Bozeman, MT
Previous School: Bozeman Hawks
Major: Undecided

2014-2015:

- Named a member of the “AA” All-State team...and 1st Team Eastern Conference - http://billingsgazette.com/sports/high-school/basketball/boys/scoreboard-boys-basketball-honors-teams/article_742e930a-3e77-52b3-8d54-bdb64ccca414.html )

- Led team to 8-4 conference record; 17-8 overall; third-place finish in Eastern AA Conference (arguably toughest conference in the State) right behind Skyview and West - State Championship game opponents - Skyview State Champs…and just ahead of a strong Great Falls High team that beat Hellgate handily in the first round game at State.

- Averaged 15 ppg in conference (14 overall), 2.9 Assists/gm, 2.7 Reb/gm, and led team with 47 steals on the year - 2.3 per game

- Scored season high 29 and connected on game-winning three (pivotal win at Great Falls High on Jan 24th)

Wes Holmquist’s Quotes:

"Adam is a great basketball player. We are really going to miss having him in our program, but he is ready for the next step. Everyone knows what a tremendous shooter (hit 89 3's for us over the last 2 years, career 40% 3pt shooter) he is, but he is not one dimensional by any means. He is very well rounded and has a real feel for the game. He is also a very good rebounder, has a great nose for the ball. He buys in on both ends of the floor, and plays tough defense (he avg 2 steals/game.) The ultimate teammate and a guy I'd take on my team any day of the week."

 

"Adam's best basketball is definitely ahead of him. He really matured this year as a player and a leader, but he has really only scratched the surface of where he's gonna be down the road. I am really proud of how far Adam has come. Northern is a great fit for him, and the Lights supporters are gonna love having him represent their program."

Coach Huse’s Quote:

“Most importantly, if you ask anyone they will tell you that Adam is an extremely well-rounded guy and a great person in every sense of the word.  He is someone who has grown up around basketball and plays the way it takes to be successful as a team, in the college game.  He got the attention of every opponent’s best perimeter defense this season and still found ways to greatly help his squad be successful.  He seldom got a clean look this year and still did a great job of scoring efficiently, while being extremely unselfish at the same time.  He is very good at keeping the ball moving to open teammates and making the ‘hockey assist’ if need be.”

 “I was really impressed with his play at the State tournament where everything is on the line, the defenses are stepped up a notch, and the pressure is at its highest.  He performed at a high level knocking down 60% of his threes and shooting 52% from the floor overall, in their four games.  He makes a great addition to the group we have and I look forward to seeing what he can do in our system – he is a very good fit for the style we have traditionally executed over the years.  He is a very good defender, who with his length and quickness has a knack for garnering many steals without compromising team defensive concepts.”

Lights notes for 2014-15 & next year:

The Lights finished 19-13 overall and after getting off to an unfortunate 0-4 conference start, won 8 out of their last 11 games…tying them at third in the Frontier Conference (two games from first).  They won their first round playoff game at Carroll 66-60, then lost their semifinal game at the hands of eventual champion LC-State (51-65) The Lights reached (at least) the conference tournament semifinals for the 11th time in Coach Huse’s 13 years…they led the league and were second nationally in both 3’s made/game and 3-point percentage (9/gm & 40% respectively)…and for the 6th year in a row, the Lights led the league in scoring defense (holding opponents to 66 ppg…they return three starters off this year’s team, for the 2015-16 season.

Justin Dunsmore
Justin Dunsmore
  Justin Dunsmore
6'6" Forward
Hometown: Zillah, WA
Previous School: Zillah High School
Major: Undecided

2014-2015:

- AP Washington State 1A Player-of-the-Year (72 teams in Washington Class 1A)

- Led Zillah, HS (407 students) to a third-place finish in the 1A state tournament last month, and the state title last year when they beat King’s High School in the SunDome, completing a 27-0 season; he played on teams that got 1st (2014), 2nd (2012), and 3rd (2015) at the State tournament

- WIBCA Co-Player of the Year 1A Classification (2015)

- 2 time AP 1A All-State 1st Team (2014, 2015)

- 3 time SCAC West 1st Team All-League Player  (2013, 2014, 2015)

- MVP of SCAC West as a senior (2015)

- 2 time WIAA 1A State Tournament 1st Team (2014, 2015)

- Averaged 20.9 points/gm…and 11.9 rebounds/gm

- His career stats at Zillah High School: Points:  1282  (1st on School list)Points in a season: 565 (1st), Rebs. in a game: 23 (1st), Rebs in a season:  320 (1st), Rebs in a career: 721 (1st)

- Justin played on Varsity in all 4 years of high School:  Their teams were a combined 97-8 while he was in school

Zillah Coach Doug Burge’s quotes:

"Justin is a fantastic student-athlete…he has a ton of potential and will grow as a player with a basketball-only focus and his desire to excel!  He was a three-year captain for me at Zillah High School-He is a great kid, a leader with his peers, and the kind of person you want on your basketball team!  He will be a great addition to MSUN’s squad.  He is extremely coachable and a player that will continue to work hard and get better and better as he adapts his game to the college level.”

 “Most of all, Justin is a high character guy-one that you want to represent your program.  I feel very fortunate to have coached him and very proud of his accomplishments.  He deserves every accolade he has received and it has been an honor to coach him at Zillah high School during the past four years!”

Coach Huse’s Quotes:

“Justin is not just another good forward, but someone who has the ability to raise his game another notch higher than his competition.  He has that knack of making big-time plays in big-time moments.  He plays with fire and emotion at the right times, which lifts himself and his team.  I really like his demeanor and approach to the court.  He is an inside/out scorer, which makes him an extremely difficult matchup.  Once he adapts to defending at this level, and in our system, he has as much potential as any forward coming out of high school that we have seen in the Frontier Conference.  Justin is a very smart player, a hard-worker, is physically very strong, and is a talented athlete…I do not think the adaption process will take him long.”

 “Off the court, Justin is a great person who has been raised right.  We have really enjoyed getting to know his family in this process, and look forward to watching him grow and succeed over the years ahead.  He will make a great fit with our group - he is a team guy that chose our program, MSU-Northern, and our area for all the right reasons.  Justin is a guy that appreciates great support, great teammates, and great people.  Much like where he is from, those are the characteristics that make it extra special up here - he saw that’s what we have to offer…so he chose us.  I really look forward to getting to know him more, and watching him grow & succeed over the years to come.”

 “Although Justin would be considered a sleeper by many, he had some other very good schools recruiting him.  We are honored and excited that he and his Family chose to add Lights to their names for the years to come.”

 

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