The Butte Central Athletic Department and the Boys Basketball Program will hold a ceremony this Wednesday, December 20, 2023, to honor Montana 2022-2023 Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year, Dougie Peoples. The ceremony, which will begin at 6:45pm at the Maroon Activities Center, will feature an unveiling of the official Gatorade Player of the Year Banner.
Peoples led the Maroons to the 2022 Class “A” Championship and the Western “A” Divisional Championship in 2023. He is the all-time leading scorer in Butte boys basketball history, with 1,683 career points.
The award is given to a male and female player in all 50 states. The award is based on athletic achievement, academic excellence, and exemplerary character. Peoples is Butte Central Catholic High School’s first ever Gatorade Player of the Year in any sport. He is currently a member of the College of Idaho Basketball Team. The Coyotes are the defending NAIA National Champions.
The ceremony is open to the public.