2015 Havre Daily All Hi-Line Boys Team
Last updated 3/30/2015 at 7:24pm
Every year, the voting for the Havre Daily News All Hi-Line boys basketball team seems to get more and more difficult. That’s because there are just so many good basketball players and basketball teams in the HDN’s coverage area.
The eighth annual All Hi-Line team is no exception, as the 12 players who made their way onto the list are some of the very best basketball players, not only in the area, but in the entire state at their level.
The 2015 All Hi-Line boys team is composed of a record seven players who made the list the year before. It’s also heavy with upperclassmen as there are six seniors and five juniors on the squad. Two players are three-time All Hi-Line performers, and all three classifications are represented, Class A, B and C.
The Havre Blue Ponies and Box Elder Bears led the way with three players each, while Rocky Boy, which finished third in Class B, and Hays-Lodge Pole, which joined Box Elder as the 9C teams to make it to the Northern C, each had two.
Dane Warp, Havre
There isn’t much that can be said about Warp that hasn’t already been said. He’s simply one of the top high school players in Montana. And his junior year was his best so far. He averaged a Class A best 23.4 points per game, and was also among the Central A and Class A leaders in rebounding, steals and assists. Warp has scored 30 or more points 15 times in the last two seasons, and he set a Central A championship game record with his 41-point outing against Belgrade last month in Great Falls.
Warp, who is a three-time All Hi-Line selection, as well as a three-time Class A All-State performer, has shattered several HHS records already, and he’s already in the 1,000-point club. Warp has a legitimate chance next season to become Havre High’s all-time leading scorer, while the two-time Tribune Super State selection is also being courted by colleges for both basketball and football.
Clayton Morsette Jr., Box Elder
Morsette Jr. is making his second straight appearance on the All Hi-Line Team. As a junior, he helped lead Box Elder to the Class C state championship, and he was phenomenal during his senior season, averaging 16 points and six rebounds per outing. A big guard who can shoot the three, Morsette Jr. also has college programs interested in him, and he finished his Box Elder career as a four-year starter and a three-time Class C All-State selection.
Lane Seymour, Chinook
Seymour is another of the seven repeat performers on the All Hi-Line Team, and is another four-year starter and a three-time Northern C All-State selection. Seymour has been outstanding for the Sugarbeeters, but he saved his best for last, as he averaged 20 points per game in helping the Beeters to a third-place finish at the 9C tournament, and a third straight berth in the Northern C divisional. Seymour is an outstanding three-sport athlete, and is also an All-State standout in football and golf as well.
Cecil LaFromboise, Rocky Boy
LaFromboise is making his second straight appearance on the All Hi-Line Team, and for good reason. The 6-5 senior averaged 17 points and nine rebounds per game, and he had a great run in March, hitting not one, but two game-winning shots to help the Stars capture the Class B third-place trophy in Great Falls. LaFromboise is also a two-time Class B All-State selection and a three-time District 1B All-Conference performer.
Brandon The Boy, Box Elder
A junior, The Boy will likely join Warp as a rare four-time All Hi-Line Team member at the end of next season. A consummate point guard, The Boy averaged 11 points and seven assists per game this past season, a season in which he was slowed by a knee injury he suffered in football in the fall. Still, he’s already a three-year starter for head coach Jeremy MacDonald’s Bears, and he’s already a three-time Class C All-State standout.
Justin May, Chester/J-I
May is making his second straight appearance on the All Hi-Line Team after a fantastic junior campaign. The 6-3 powerful swingman averaged 21 points and six rebounds in his first 9C season, and he hit the 30-point mark on three different occasions. May was also named to the Class C All-State team for the second year in a row, and will be one of the top scorers in the 9C next season.
Jerrod Four Colors, Box Elder
Four Colors is the third player from Box Elder to make the list, giving the Bears three or more players on the All Hi-Line Team for the second straight season. The junior is on the list for the first time, after averaging 14 points per game this season. Four Colors is a player who can play any position on the floor for the Bears, and after earning Class C All-State honors for the second straight season, he’ll return next year as one of the top players in Class C basketball.
Michael Bakke, Havre
Bakke is one of four first-time All Hi-Line performers on this year’s list. The 6-5 senior started to come on strong for the Blue Ponies at the end of his junior season, and he really blossomed this winter. He averaged nine points and a Central A best nine rebounds per game for HHS, despite battling injuries in the middle of the season. He earned Central A All-Conference honors for his efforts this season, and his strong presence in the post helped the Blue Ponies make a great postseason run.
Tyson Shambo, HLP
Shambo is the first of two Thunderbirds to make the All Hi-Line Team this year. The sophomore point guard burst onto the scene by averaging 15 points per game. He is lightning fast in the HLP offense and his deadly 3-point shooting helped HLP advance to the Northern C divisional tournament for the first time in five years. He also earned Class C All-State honors for the first time.
Nate Rismon, Havre
Rismon is making his first appearance on the All Hi-Line team, but it’s the third straight year that a Rismon makes the list. Older brother Kade made the list in both 2013 and 2014 for Havre, and now the younger Rismon is making his own waves for the Blue Ponies. The junior averaged 11 points per game this season, and had a knack for making clutch shots for head coach Curt Leeds’ team on his way to earning Central A Honorable Mention honors.
Junior Day Child, Rocky Boy
The second Rocky Boy player to make the list, Day Child is on the All Hi-Line Team for the first time. The 6-3 senior averaged 14 points and six boards and helped the Stars make a great run through the 1B, Northern B and Class B state tournaments the last month. Day Child is also a two-time District 1B All-Conference performer.
Sterling White Cow, HLP
White Cow makes the All Hi-Line Team for the second straight year. The senior guard was one of the best 3-point shooters in the 9C this season, and he averaged 13 points per game for head coach Charlie Ereaux’s T-Birds. A two-time Class C All-State standout, White Cow was also a four-time All-9C performer for the T-Birds.
Editor's Note: The All Hi-Line Boys Team is voted on by available head coaches in the area, as well as by the Havre Daily News sports staff. The list does not reflect the opinion of any single individual.