The 8th Southwest Montana High School All-Star Basketball Classic will be played on Tuesday, March 15. The event will consist of both a girls’ and boys’ all-star game to be played at the Montana Tech HPER.
The girls’ game will be played at 6 p.m., followed by a boys’ game at 7:30 p.m.
The goal of the classic will be to promote the excellence of high school basketball in Southwest Montana and to showcase the top players in the area. The game will follow all Montana High School Association regulations for post season all-star contests.
The coaching staffs for the games, which will be selected in early February, will be former coaches or players of participating schools. The committee will accept nominations for coaches through Friday, Feb. 26.
Nominations for coaches may be submitted by sending the name of nominees to:
Southwest Montana All-Star Classic
Butte Chamber of Commerce
1000 George St.
Butte MT 59701
Schools that will be invited to nominate players will be Anaconda, Beaverhead County, Butte Central, Butte High, Drummond, Ennis, Granite, Harrison, Jefferson, Lima, Powell County, Sheridan, Twin Bridges, West Yellowstone, and Whitehall. Head coaches will be asked to nominate their top players for the games.
A 3-point contest will be held in conjunction with the games and will occur at half-time of the girls’ game.
Butte Chamber Executive Director Marko Lucich said the event will be exciting for Southwestern Montana
“The Butte Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is very excited to be the official host and sponsor of the 8th Southwestern Montana High Basketball Classic,” Lucich said. “This event is a reality due to the hard work and commitment of the individuals of the Chamber of Commerce Hospitality Committee. It is an honor and privilege for the Chamber to provide a venue for our student athletes to showcase their talents. The Chamber feels that the basketball players from Southwestern Montana are second to none and should be given the same opportunity as other players have throughout Montana. We encourage all parents and fans to mark your calendars and be in Butte on March 15 to support our youth.”