O’Dell, Tesoro sign with Rocky Mountain men

BILLINGS — Former Butte High Bulldog Mikey O’Dell has signed to play basketball at Rocky Mountain College.

Rocky coach Bill Dreikosen announced the signing of O’Dell and Three Forks teammate Finnley Tesoro today.

O’Dell is 6-foot-2 guard who will head to Rocky after one season playing in Three Forks. He helped lead the Wolves to the Class B State title. He was named all-conference as a senior, when he averaged 10 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Before that, O’Dell was a key contributor at Butte High.

“Mikey has a skillset that allows him to make an impact in many aspects of the game,” Dreikosen said. “He is a hard worker that provides defense, scoring, and rebounding, which helped lead his team at Three Forks to the 2021-22 Class B State championship. Mikey is also an excellent student and we are excited to add him to our basketball program and the Rocky community.”

O’Dell plans to pursue a degree in education.

“I chose Rocky to continue to learn and develop at a high level as a student athlete,” he said.

Tesoro is a 5-10 guard who played four seasons at Three Forks. He averaged 16 points per game, two rebounds per game, and four assists per game during the championship season. Tesoro was named all-conference three times and All-State as a senior.

“Finnley is an excellent shooter and has a high basketball IQ,” Dreikosen said. “He is a proven winner and exemplifies that by helping lead his team to the 2021-22 Class B State Championship. Finnley is also a great student in the classroom. We are excited to have him joining our basketball program and the Rocky community.”

Tesoro plans to pursue a degree in psychology.

“I chose Rocky, because of the small town community vibes it brings, and to continue my athletic and improve my academic career,” he said.